Monday, September 19, 2005


ADWEEK today: "IPG disclosed, in an 8-K filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, that the latest company restatement is due, in part, to 'violations of laws,' the 'misappropriation of assets,' 'inappropriate customer charges' and 'falsified books and records.'"

Such passive language. Perhaps they will yet discover that confession is good for the soul. I suggest this tack: start with something simple like "nearly 100 of our own IPG employees stole money."

The crimes may be limited mostly to European offices but still, don't you cringe just a little? Me too. That's why I like this, from MultiCultClassics Essay 134: "Michael Jackson does not represent ideal parenting....Doctor Kervorkian does not represent the AMA....Shona Seifert does not represent the advertising industry."

I'm just going to spend a few minutes chanting that. Then I'll be fine.

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