Mullen Copywriter Releases Rap Album, Examines Agency Life


For an ironic peep inside the world of agency life, a new album, Straight Out of Winston, from Mullen Winston-Salem Copywriter "StrataG" (aka Joe Beutel) and others from the agency peers inside the walls of agency life rapper-style. Whether exploring the obsession over awards, the pain of writer's block, the illogic of "creating a viral," the war of art direction or the stupidity of focus groups, the album pokes fun at life as an advertising professional.

If you work in an agency, you will identify completely with the sentiment of this album. If you are a client and work with an agency, you'll get a good look behind

by Steve Hall    Feb- 7-08   Click to Comment   
Topic: Agencies, Good   

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I also think that one of the main goals of the album & site is to used as a recruitment tool 4 young talent. Progressive way to go about it.

Posted by: medicine man on February 7, 2008 12:51 PM

I am gonna go light my ears on fire. Worst thing I've ever heard

Posted by: C-Dawg on February 7, 2008 1:07 PM

Reminds me of The Onion's thug accountant, Herbert Kornfield.

Straight up representin' accountz receivable before his untimely demise.

Posted by: M.M.McDermott on February 7, 2008 2:09 PM

painfully stupid
where's weird al when you need him

Posted by: patricia on February 7, 2008 3:14 PM

It's hack. Like all the work coming out of Mullen Winston Salem.

Posted by: Good-B on February 7, 2008 3:24 PM

I would rather listen to that song "Informer" by Snow. On repeat for a week straight. Full volume. While chewing gum someone else already chewed.

Posted by: bob smith on February 7, 2008 3:39 PM

wow...people talk tough when they've got the internet to hide behind.

Posted by: wiremill on February 7, 2008 3:40 PM

Mullen is apparently grasping for straws at this point. Sad.

Posted by: steve on February 7, 2008 3:45 PM

Hmm...I wonder if "wiremill" works at Mullen Winston Salem.

Maybe Mullen Winston Salem gets so many books that they've had enough and decided to release an anti-recruitment tool.

GENIUS! Incredibly successful!

Posted by: Clarence on February 7, 2008 3:51 PM

I like it. I think it's really hip and cool.

-Carl Jenkins
Account Service Manager
Grey Direct

Posted by: Carl Jenkins on February 7, 2008 4:15 PM

This is one of those rare occasions where I'm actually embarrassed for the people involved in creating something.

Posted by: Tad on February 7, 2008 5:07 PM

Yes, it is really bad and cheezy. It's SUPPOSED to be. I'm feeling that some of the commenters on this board have no idea what satire is. And from what i've heard, Mullen in W-S is as bad as these songs describe so at least they're honest.

Posted by: Schrodinger's Copywriter on February 7, 2008 7:34 PM

You know the old saying "There's no such thing as bad publicity?"

Well, that doesn't apply to this.

Posted by: Thomas on February 7, 2008 7:55 PM

A little late to the Tea Partay.

Posted by: tom lout on February 8, 2008 11:11 AM

"satire" would be releasing one track. Pathetic and suspiciously sincere is going full-album length. Perception is reality.

Posted by: patricia on February 8, 2008 4:22 PM