Random Thoughts From Ad:Tech

Thought I’d share some of the stuff that went through my head (and in one case, out my mouth) during my trip to NY for the Ad:Tech conference.

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[On the subway to the hotel] “New Yorkers are freaking amazing. How the hell can they sleep on the subway, and wake up just in time for their stop?”

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[On the exhibit hall floor] “It’s now official. There are more lead gen companies out there than there are leads.”

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[On the exhibit hall floor] “Mobile better be big, or this show will be half the size in two years.”

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[On the escalator at the hotel] “C’mon escalator, getta move on here, the creepy guy behind me is wearing yellow sneakers and has question marks all over his suit.”

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[On the exhibit hall floor] “Twenty million little companies, all promising to deliver ‘new and innovative’ ways to stick crappy advertising in the faces of consumers who don’t want to see it. What an industry.”

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[Over a cup of coffee w/ the Trabianites] “I wonder if people think I’m cool, cuz I’m hanging with these guys. Nah, nobody’s that stupid.”

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[Milling around the hotel] “If Wall Street and Madison Avenue had a conference at the same hotel at the same time, and a wrecking crew mistakenly tore down the hotel, would that be good or bad for the economy?”

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[On the exhibit hall floor] “Everybody and their mother is an expert in search engine optimization.”

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[On the exhibit hall floor] “Gee, it’s awfully quiet at the web analytics vendors’ booths. The term ‘analytics’ must be scaring people away.”

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[To Charlie Trotter on the way back from lunch] “You never know when you might see somebody famous in NY.”

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[On the walk back to Penn Station to catch the train home] “Hey, there’s ex-Knick Bill Bradley walking towards me. Told you, Charlie.”

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