The Cannes Copy-Cat-Copy Xerox ad spotted by the Copycat-ad King & Queen

The most ironic moment in Cannes during the festival was when me and French Badland King Joelapompe are strolling down the Croisette and we see these ads. Conversation goes a little like this;

- Look at that, Joe says, copy-cat ads. Like "Joelapompe". I bet they even took the images from my site.
- That's totally been done before as far as I recall. For Xerox, too.
- Yes, it has, I have it at home. I can make a post.
- I don't like the line. "If you make a copy, copy right". Pun!

Then it was simply a race to who would post it first. Joelapompe won - but in my defense he left a whole day earlier than I did. ;)

Comments (2)

  • kamari's picture
    kamari

    In a similar vein, these ads from the Martin Agency show recycled ideas... To sell the idea of recycling.

    The twin Xerox ones are funnier though.

    Jul 04, 2010

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