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Working for the BBC….

Working for the BBC….

means a few surprises from time to time. Like telling people that it’s not a place where they shower you with money while you hang out backstage with Matt Smith or even Huw Edwards, for instance. Although there are a few fantastic non-financial bonuses, of course – like working on election night. Really must blog about that one day.

Anyway, it also makes for the occasional surprise in the rest of your life – like this ad I spotted on my Facebook page, basically begging for a job.

Suffice to say that most of the people that I know who are in a position to hire someone at the BBC don’t have Facebook accounts, as far as I know. Although I dare say the person who placed that advert would find such non-social-media people to be freaks of the highest order…

How does British adland see the last 122 years?

How does British adland see the last 122 years?

Over the weekend, a new TWO-MINUTE-LONG epic advert – of the kind they just don’t really make any more – has attempted to summarise the key events of British history over the last 122 years, all in order to sell some bread.

The interesting bit to me – aside from the token shoving in of an ethnic minority couple for a flash second – is that the 1984 Miner’s Strike and the Millennium celebrations are accorded almost as much “screen-time” as World War 1 & 2. (More details on the making of the advert via the MediaGuardian)

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