I’m watching my usual selection of late night talk show fare while doing some research and I hear a very familiar ad. I had never seen the ad before, but what the announcer was saying sounded very familiar.
Then it hit me.
I had auditioned for that exact spot a few weeks ago. I obviously didn’t get the gig, but I have never heard an ad being played that I auditioned for. It was actually quite cool. I wasn’t the least bit bummed about not getting the gig. If I were to be upset every time I didn’t get a job, I would live in constant depression.
I think the reason I enjoyed hearing it is because so often we don’t hear the final spots of gigs we don’t get. And while I didn’t land the job, it was fun knowing that in the grand scheme of things, my audition was in some small way a part of the overall process of creating that spot. I wasn’t in the ad, but I still felt… involved.