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Centaur Digital Ads
HTML5 Adverts or Death? HTML5 Adverts, Please. We're out of HTML5 Adverts, so You'll Have to Have Death.

If you’ve been here a while, you’ll notice I like to complain about things a lot. So with that in mind, you’ll be expecting an almost Leonard Cohen angle on these. That’s assuming you get the crushing banality of producing digital adverts. Don’t get me wrong, I’d rather have them than not. I have to order curries and go to the pub and stuff. But they are usually quite high on production time for very low brain power. In a perfect world, everything I ever do would be hugely stimulating and get signed off quick as a flash, but you’re not in Kansas anymore, Dorothy.

The point I really want to make about these is that doing them is way, way better than some of the jobs I’ve had in my life. If I think back to when I was at university (2:1 in graphic design, thanks for asking), I would’ve killed to be doing something like this of a day (admittedly more because at my part time university job I had to dress up like a good boy and actually *be* at a place. I mean…what a harrowing waste of life). Admittedly, that was a long time ago, but it doesn’t matter.

I worked in a well known high street computer game shop over the full three years and it was dreadful. Mainly because I didn’t know what I was doing. People would come up to me and ask stuff like ‘what’s better, ‘Bushido Bastard 2’ or ‘Bushido Egg Whisk: Cakes of Doom’? or whatever, and I’d be blanker than a blanket-wearing Matt Le Blanc on Blankety Blank. So I carved out a niche whereby I’d sort out all the stock that was delivered, package it up and get it ready for pricing. The beauty of that? No contact with civilisation. Just me in a room with the radio on, drinking endless cups of tea.

Oh, how things have changed.

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