"We're clearly at an inflection point. I'm not even a traditional ad-guy and I've been asked to write this, so what does that say? We're all firmly in this together—marketers, designers, clients, agencies, researchers, ethnographers, art directors and writers, all being sniped at, out-thought, and remixed by consumers younger than our own kids. Hard as it is to say, in most cases, they're as good, if not better, at this stuff than we are. Now, together, we must figure out where to go from here."
This made me think of a presentation I gave when first joining Digitas (I've since updated with some of my visuals). It's a high-level overview of the role of design (speaking very broadly here) in the context of the digital agency. So back to the "ad guy" theme...this leaves me with several questions:
1. What does the future ad guy/gal look like?
2. Is he/she a designer of some shape, form or kind?
3. Will the future of advertising even remotely resemble the current status quo?
4. Will we still call it advertising?
Of course all thoughts expressed will help fuel future posts. My, that writers block I briefly suffered from didn't last very long... ;)