Why do I bother? I work my butt off selling ads within the
industrial marketplace, talking to those godforsaken agencies, dealing
with the over-scrupulous boss breathing down my neck and chasing those
ever-elusive targets - and for what? Losing hair and admitting myself to
the Betty Ford Clinic.
But apart from everything listed above, sales people working on
competitor magazines are the ones who really get my goat. I mean, I know
we’re chasing ads in the same sector, but do they really have to be so
You ask politely for a little information - a media pack here, even a
features list there - and what do you get? A lot of touchy, patronising,
’I take myself far too seriously and have a head the size of the
Millennium Dome’ crap, that’s what.
Of course, you’d expect that kind of attitude from people who’ve been in
the business five minutes and are barely old enough to tie their
But what about the more mature sales people?
Have they forgotten that they are members of the human race? Have they
not heard the term ’growing the market’?
Surely we work hard enough in this media business without stabbing each
other in the back.
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