Thursday, January 21, 2010

Smug Shot

Last week I wrote about an unappreciative former client, El Pollo Loco, now suffering the consequences (lousy sales) of a bad decision to switch agencies.

This week, Lady Karma comes bearing even greater gifts.

On Tuesday, Stuart Wolff, the former CEO of, pleaded guilty to securities fraud and faces up to 5 years in prison.

Why, you may ask, do I take such great delight in Mr. Wolff's plight? Particularly since, in many ways, I benefitted from his shenanigans. Without the millions he embezzled from the company, he would not have financed our advertising campaign or HOME MOVIE, the full length feature documentary that blurred the lines between advertising and entertainment.

The truth is the question cannot be answered.

But anyone who has ever spent five minutes in the same room as Mr. Wolff and experienced his repulsive blend of arrogance, condescension and deceitfulness, knows exactly why I'll be at the Federal Court Building on January 29th to see Stewie do his perp walk in his oversized, state-issued orange jumpsuit.

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