Sunday, October 29, 2006

The competition: Savannah

This is Masa and Sean from Savannah College of Art & Design.

They have the most impressive storyboards you've ever seen. But you know what? They're not going to win, because their ad concept is not funny, and I've learned from talking to the advertising executives here at GM and their agency, Campbell-Ewald, that what Chevrolet wants for their Super Bowl ad is the following: funny, edgy, and smart.

Savannah's professor is the gentleman on the left. When their team presented at the meeting yesterday, he did all the talking, which prompted LouLou to pass me a note that read, "I don't think the professor should be part of the presentation." By which she meant, "You'd better stay right where you are, lady."


Carmona said...

Perhaps Speech 101 is not a requirement at SCAT - - errr, SCAD. Go SJSU! (I think we should all wear shirts with that and wear then on Super Bowl Sunday).

Anonymous said...

it's true, speaking is our weak point, Masa and I worked our butts off trying to prepare for the presentation side on Monday and although we were still nervous I think we did a good job. I'm especially proud of Masa's contribution since his english isn't very strong. Duff is so passionate and supportive of his students and has trouble holding back sometimes, but I assure you all the dirty work came directly from Masa and I. I put at least 200 hours into our storyboards alone and Masa and I have never worked so hard for something in our lives. I'm so grateful for the experience and would have been happy just to have the boards for my portfolio.

Sean, team SCAD

Anonymous said...

I think it's quite embarrasing when a professor feels the need to interpret someone else's words. Especially, when they are jealous of their own student's accomplishments. And not only did you not belong up there with the students, but from my understanding-you didn't even help them with the creation, much less the idea. So yes lady, stay in your seat, actually rather than that stay home!

Friends of SJSU

Lilly Buchwitz said...

Dear Anon,

I'm sorry you misunderstood the point I was making. I never had any intention of participating in the students' presentation.

And you're right, I didn't have anything to do with their creative ideas. That's not the role of a faculty advisor.

The note I passed back to LouLou read, "Don't talk about how you came up with the idea -- just tell them about your idea."

Finally, I'd just like to say that it is quite rude to post nasty comments on someone's blog and not even have the guts to sign your name. Normally, I simply delete rude comments, however, I wanted to address your confusion, just in case it was shared by others.