Early this morning, the Choddy Hotline rang. Lo and behold, it was the voice of creative legend, Jim Ferguson. Former President and CCO of Young & Rubicam North America, Chairman of TM in Dallas, Chairman of DDB Dallas and the mastermind behind such campaigns as “You can learn a lot from a dummy.” Few other guys in this industry have as many accolades as this guy. He called to speak with ‘the person behind the Choddy’. Our highly-trained Choddy recovery specialist immediately transferred him to the Chodfather.
Jim said he just wanted to talk to the guys that created this. This is the “funniest f*ing sh* I’ve seen in a long time.” He asked about the origins of the Choddy and wanted to know more. His recent Facebook post about STC says “This has got to be the best site on the www.”
He also made us aware of a term he was a founder of, “whistlers.” The kind of commercial you whistle after seeing it – and not a good whistle. The kinda whistle you make after someone says you’re fired. And adopted.
So, all Choddies are Whistlers, but not all Whistlers are Choddies. Maybe our next movement can be StopTheWhistlers.org.
So, a special re-tweet phone like friend blog shout out to a man who gets advertising and gets the Choddy. He also confessed a Choddy or two he has made and will be ‘confessing’ them soon on our site. He said his Choddy may be the first ever made. So who better to be a super StopTheChoddy enthusiast than a recovered Choddy Pioneer?
Thanks Jim. We’ll txt you later.
Jim is now co-founder of Jake:Ferguson, a new ad agency in Dallas, TX.