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If You Don’t Like The Answers, Don’t Ask The Questions …
May 5, 2009, 6:37 am
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Media Magazine [Asia’s Campaign] has a number of features where they ask certain people in the industry what they do.

I’ve written about one 24 Hours With … previously, however my eye recently got caught to another of their ego-amplifying features, this time called SPOTLIGHT.

To be fair, there’s nothing wrong with it … hell, for people trying to get in the industry or move on up within it, it could prove invaluable … however I can’t help but feel Antonio – Olympus’ Marketing Director for Singapore – had consumed a few bottles of ‘Cold & Flu’ syrup and watched ‘Wall Street’ prior to submitting his answers.

OK, it’s not big or clever – and I am sure Antonio is a great guy [he’s definitely very professional and focused] however having read and re-read every gem of his responses, I can’t help but feel I’ve discovered Asia’s David Brent … though I of all people know how words can sound perfectly intelligent in your brain and then look bloody stupid when written down – just looking at the last 3 years of this blog tells me that.

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hes fucking funnier than david brent. well the fucking american office one with the fucker who is the new steve martin in being unfuckingfunny as he gets older.

what the fuck is it with marketing folk “over there”? is it mandatory to sound a fucking confused alpha male? what the fuck is this man talking about? he gives more fucking tangent answers than a fucking politician.

its a new form of dyslexia, its marketing conversational fucking gibberish and mr fucking olympus is suffering big time.

makes planners look almost sensible. thats how fucking bad this is. but hes funnier. miles fucking funnier.


Comment by andy@cynic

Andy’s nailed it, Antonio should be a politician.

I still am trying to understand his first answer about being a professional. I always thought it was just a matter of getting paid for what you do but according to Antonio, romance is involved.

And his second answer is just as confusing.

“What would you be doing if you’re weren’t in marketing?

Straight forward question but not with Antonio. He somehow answers by saying he’d be doing marketing. I’d love to read one of his agency briefs. Maybe not. 🙂

Comment by Pete

In a major market research study, 1 out of 1 people said Antonio Lei was a twat.

Not pitching for Olympus Singapore then Rob?

Comment by Billy Whizz

Lets face it, even if the business was up for pitch, I don’t think he’s the sort of guy we’d find enjoyable to work with and he sure-as-shit wouldn’t find working with us any fun.

That’s not an excuse for my immature post, but he started it with his answers.

Comment by Rob

“Imagine you have to kill someone. But be careful how you do it because you might have to perform fellatio them later”

What a tool. What a find. I love it. We salute this blog.

Comment by Charles

Charles takes it up a gear …

All hail Charles …

Comment by Rob

“the difference between the business world and real war is that your business competitor might be your business partner in the future.”

spoken like someone who has either never been in a war, or never been in a business. or both.

Comment by lauren

He went to Japan to study management and didn’t learn that sales is part of marketing. Odd that.

Comment by John

Another Singaporean male who relates business to fighting a war – ARRRRRGH!. Thats 2 years national service for you……

Comment by perki

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