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The Smoothest Of The Admen

From Anthony Sampson’s, ‘The Anatomy Of Britain’ (1962):

“The smoothest of the admen are the account executives, who look after clients; they are the salesmen for salesmanship. They are masters of ploy and one-upmanship – knowing just where to live, who to know, what to say, where to take their clients to launch….

Most senior admen come from Oxford or Cambridge. Advertising is a favourite destination for the public school boy, and men who thirty years ago might have gone out to rule India or pace the quarterdeck may now be selling detergent campaigns at the Connaught.”

As true today as it ever was…
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