Oi, what a week to miss reading Adcritic's elert. Move over user-created ads, now there's creative-created ads where the creatives even run the stuff without ever contacting the client. double-u-tee-eff?
It's Exit3a.com that are behind the greenpeace ad with the line: "Who's fucking your mother, today?" That comma, sucks.
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Greenpeace will have to - at the very least - send a sternly worded letter to Exit3a to protect their trademark. And while I understand the urge to spec, and the urge to spec for a good cause specifically, I don't understand why do such a rubbish job, and run the ads without contacting the client.
From Adcritic's elert.
Saying Your Piece for Greenpeace
Writer Tom Mullen and AD Jonah Hughes of freelance agency Exit3a (Exit3a.com) are planning to distribute these posters at the Earth Day celebration in Washington, D.C. on April 22. Greenpeace, however, hasn't been informed. Is that a problem? "It's probably not legal, but there's too much paperwork, meetings and phone calls involved to get the campaign approved in time for Earth Day," Mullen says. "I figure Greenpeace is too busy getting sued by conglomerates to bother suing a few people who are trying to promote the cause. They can always officially deny the vulgarity." What if they wanted to officially deny the curious comma before "today"? "It's there to elicit a pause," says Mullen. "The comma gives you pause to think about the numerous ways the Earth is being damaged."
All ye creatives and planners and even execs who read adland, who here hasn't at one point or another done spec for Greenpeace? Yeah. Exactly. Yours was better.