After my post yesterday about the near-naming of his agency after John Travolta’s wife, Chuck Kelly, the second name in Preston Kelly, himself has posted a link to my blog and an excerpt of the post, at the official agency newsroom page no less…taking the piss about how I said his ego was the reason behind the near snafu with the agency’s name.
I love it. Lots of people – Bob Garfield, I’m looking at you – surely have reasons to want to take a blogger down a peg, but the only real way to do it is to take the piss like Chuck Kelly did.
Too bad for him there isn’t a peg down which I can fall.
Of course, I stand by my ego comment. I know that it is still an industry standard to name an agency after the founders/partners, but to re-name an agency after yourself means that there is some ego in play…but did anyone get anywhere in this industry without a little ego? And when did ego become a bad thing anyway (especially when the man is so clearly able to have a laugh about someone talking about his)?
All that said, doesn’t Mr Kelly seem like a good guy? And didn’t he kind of make his agency seem both engaged and pretty cool?
I think so.