Erik Ingvoldstad
Feb 21, 2017

Why I left advertising

I used to feel that we could “invent” anything, and it would create real change in the world. I don’t believe that anymore.

Erik Ingvoldstad

Recently, my friend Matt Eastwood, who is the global chief creative officer at J Walter Thompson you can’t get much higher than that in creative roles in advertising, was interviewed by Indian website Live Mint. In the interview, he proclaimed that “it is the best time to be working in advertising”, because “now, you can invent a new product” instead of just doing “advertising”.

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