By: Rupal Parekh Published: October 24, 2012, adage.com
Think politicians are slimy? Well, according to a new study, what they do for a living is considered more desirable and valuable than what marketing and ad execs do.
The study, conducted earlier this month, was commissioned by Adobe and fielded by research firm Edelman Berland. It included 1,000 participants in the U.S., China and Japan; three quarters of them were consumers 18 years and older and the remaining quarter was made up of a mix of marketing professionals. That latter point is what's most troubling about what Adobe found: Not only do consumers not value the role of marketing and ad professionals, but many people in those jobs don't value themselves.... Read more