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    Get Real!

    Posted: 04/05/2012 Author Alicia

    Most of us here at Metropolis will readily admit to a few ‘reality show guilty pleasures.’ With the breadth of topics out there, it was just a matter of time before someone came out with a show about advertising agencies. “The Pitch” premiers this month on AMC – It’s basically a behind-the-scenes look at two competing agencies facing off to pitch for the same account, complete with all the melodrama and infighting that keeps us tuned in.

    There’s been a lot of press lately about the “big agencies” shying away from the show. The reason: they don’t want to reveal their proprietary methods (the dreaded “Secret Sauce” phrase. Urgh).

    Please! There is no “secret formula” to good work. What we enjoy about our jobs is the challenge of solving a client’s problems, identifying what makes them unique and communicating it clearly. There are many ways to go about this, and everyone has their own ways of getting there, but effective creative stems from good ideas.

    So, while you won’t be tuning in to see anyone from Metropolis flipping tables or racing through the back roads of Budapest on your flat screen anytime soon, you’re more than welcome to stop by and take part in a brainstorming session with us. We have a pretty good time and generally come up with some great inspiration. What’s in our “secret sauce?” Bad jokes and caffeine, for starters!

    Here’s a link to a sneak preview of “The Pitch.”

    Just for giggles, match your favorite citizen with their favorite reality show.

    The Shows:
    Survivor
    The Real Housewives of Atlanta
    Goldrush Alaska
    American Pickers
    16 & Pregnant

    The Devoted Followers:
    Alicia
    Andrew
    Brent
    Glenn
    Kevin Kent

    (We know, some are just too easy. Or are they?!?)