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February 10, 2017


An important and fascinating post. Many thanks. -- DL

The best poets I know of to have come out of advertising were the very fine Australian born/ London based Peter Porter, who quit that area of employment and moved into freelance journalism, and the incomparable L E Sissman who lived and worked in Boston for most of his life. Neither wrote poems that could be identified with advertising per se. They just wrote poems which if they were erudite and 'mainstream' when necessary, always had their eye on the fact that poetry has to engage with intelligent folk, to entertain if you will. Probably like the best of ads.

NB#1: where would you place Mayakovsky?

NB#2: what would Don Draper think?

Most of the educational institutions around the globe never have a designated PR staff to contact for comments and this is why it is important to consider getting a qualified staff as part and parcel of the education PR strategy.

Nice Post!

You see when you complete a degree then you definitely search for a job and also I can use to get unique work. But if we have a carrier set on the freelancing field we should continue it instead of finding other jobs.

"From now on everything I say/ will be a lie said for cash."

--Alan Dugan, "Last Statement for a Last Oracle"

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