It’s pretty common for people (and Dilbert) to poke fun at Marketing. The jokes typically come in three flavors:
1. Product Marketing and Public Relations often have amusing conversations as we try to describe products in colorful, but believable, ways.
2. Marketing sometimes has to use a little artistic license to get people interested in products that engineers make.
3. And really good Marketing should definitely be an Olympic sport.
These are good for a laugh but one of the best parts of my current job is that we don’t suffer from these delusions.