Run Up the Flagpole and See if Anyone Salutes Day
Try out new ideas and see if they work in honor of Run Up The Flagpole and See If Anyone Salutes Day!
This phrase, which is commonly used to describe the history of the day, refers to the expression “run it up the flagpole” and “see if anyone salutes.” It’s all about trying new ideas out and seeing what happens. This is similar to “throw it at the wall and see what sticks”.
This catchphrase was first used in the United States during the 1950s and 60s, when “men wearing gray flannel suits” were employed as advertising executives at Madison Avenue’s New York ad agencies. You can think back to the inspiration behind Mad Men, and you will see that the message is very close.
It is still sometimes used in a serious way, but it is now considered clich√©. “Run it up the flagpole, see if anybody salutes” was used by comedians mocking advertising culture as well as in movies like 12 Angry Men. You can also find it in several songs by Harvey Danger or Allan Sherman.
It makes sense to have Run Up the Flagpole Day and See if Anyone Salutes Day celebrated at the beginning of the new year. This is a great time to test out new ideas and find out how they perform in the coming year.
Take part in Run Up the Flagpole to Celebrate Salute Day in these Ways:
Even if you don’t use the phrase, it can be used ironically to see who gets it! Run up the Flagpole and see if anyone salutes day is the perfect time to be creative and risk-taking. This is the best day of the year to be creative and bold, whether at work, with a volunteer group, or with your family. Even if things don’t go as planned, it is still a start.
You can celebrate Run up the Flagpole Day and see if anyone salutes by accessing old recordings that include the phrase. These are some examples: