Over at the Anti-Advertising Agency, we founded a grant we call the Foundation for Freedom Award. It’s designed to oust talented, creative, and frustrated advertising, marketing, and PR creatives from their current careers and into something more worthwhile.
“The 2008 Anti-Advertising Agency Foundation For Freedom Award (AAAFFFA) aims to respond to the increasing commercialization of public space, human relationships, journalism and art by decreasing the number of individuals working in industries that directly support these goals.” The winner of the 2008 AAAFFFA will:
- Receive all accrued funds (over $700 as of August 2008)
- Be awarded a giant prize check made out in the winnerâ€™s name, with the words â€œFor freeing your ass so your mind can followâ€ in the memo line
- Achieve personal freedom
- And be honored at The 2008 AAAFFF Award Ceremony and Reception in lovely New York City in late Septemberâ€”at the exact same time their former colleagues are celebrating Advertising Week.