VINCENT VEGA, ECD
There are a lot of similarities between hitmen and Advertising Executive Creative Directors. They both answer to a higher authority and they both wear the same shit every day. So it only makes sense that Vincent Vega would make a great ECD, right? Let's dig a little deeper.
reviewING THE DECK
Vince knows every Creative has been hilarious since birth, so he pretends to not pay attention when you're presenting those Naked Gun-caliber TV scripts. Remember: an immunity to jokes is part of the meditation technique he learned while on tour with his cousin, Suzanne Vega.
wonderING if UNCLEAR feedback was UNcleaR
He's got so much going on, it probably won't hit him for at least 48 hours. By comparison, 48 hours is also the length of time that determines how likely police are to solve a homicide. Too bad it only takes 18 minutes for the Creative Team to come to blows over what Vince meant by, "Hmm, that's interesting ... "
LOCATING THE OTHER conference room
Good hitmen are in high demand , so they move around a lot. And so do good ECDs. That means — unfortunately — neither of them has time to learn the layout of their new digs, and may show up late for an engagement or two.
LEAVING ANY MEETING
Vince's dad always told him that hard work pays off. There's no better feeling than going home for the day, knowing you've made a difference. Sure, it might only be a few broadcast scripts and some web banners, but every assignment is a golden opportunity.
charmING the account DIRECTOR
He lifts his iPhone X , engages the puppy filter and takes a Snap. "Another scotch, Marjorie?" She throws up a peace sign and twerks forward with a smile. "Don't mind if I do, David."
Speaking of which, have you ever noticed how many Creative Directors are named 'David'?
CHANGING THE BRIEF
When Vincent Vega, ECD is good, he's great. He believes enough in his Creative Team so that when they struggle, he knows there's a bigger problem at hand. Then he marches right up to that Account Director or Strategist and jams pure adrenaline right through their breastplate.
GOING OFF his medS
Damnit, Vincent! Who do you think you are? Friggin' ... Carrie Mathison or somebody? If YOU stop taking pills because the CCO needs you to give 120%, we ALL stop taking pills because the CCO needs us to give 120%!
Don't sweat it, Vincent. Not everybody can bring home three Lions their first time out. And there's always next year.