Posted by: Bob Quinn on December 12, 2011 at 12:27 pm
Today, we are delivering to our friends and colleagues with whom we work in the communications space a token of Holiday cheer in the form of cupcakes. While we have been delivering Holiday treats around town for years, last year, however, a partial delivery list led to Cupcakegate. This friendly gesture was described as some form of a devious plot to “buy” off the Commission on issues of importance to AT&T. I guess the argument is that a cupcake is all it takes to buy off the integrity of an entire agency. Wait until K Street and advertising execs hear that!
I would be lying if I didn’t admit that there was some pressure to stop the tradition this year because of last year’s silly criticisms (don’t worry, you all will be getting cupcakes again this time around too). But the simple fact is that Holiday treats (cookies for years and now cupcakes) is just a way to say thank you and Happy Holidays to a lot of folks with whom we work at the Commission and in the industry 52 weeks a year.