Because this story just won't die yet!
Now I'm layed up in bed with some pooick tummy bug that my 3 year old daughter brought home from nursery, so with my new found down time, I could not resist finding out the latest from the guys who are eating away at the ad establishment.
So to date the big agency is still keeping schtum about www.ogilvymather.co.uk domain, the url was scooped up just 24 hours after it became available; but its evil minions seem to be rallying round below.
And one strange voice has been heard that disagrees with the rest of the webs resounding support for this viral stunt, but as we say, every one to their own though, and this is after all a free web.
But, after reading this INDEPTH and somewhat personal attack especially on the agencies creative director Ben Wheatley, by the site Netimperative, the viral jesters obviously felt that it was only right, and modern to have their say back. Yet, on the original netimperative site, and although they describe themselves as a community, there is no provision to comment in any way publicly, even worse there is no authors name given either.
But as one would expect from the ASABAILEY team they have taken the matter into our own hands. And guess what? Having their say was as simple as taking the netimperitive.co.uk domain name. Oh dear indeed.
It's a shame the agency had to respond so predictable, but when you read the original article, you’ll see why the netimperative editorial team left the upstarts with no other choice. And after all it is all rather ironic and great fun and so blindingly simple. To catch up on all the other gossip from this what has been described as The Agency Stunt of the 2004 take a butchers at some of the posts on the blogs below, who have all reported on the viral crazyness so far.
AdLands original story
http://macdonaldmfg.typepad.com/ Macdonald mfg concern story
http://caffeinegoddess.blogspot.com Cup of Java story
http://researcher.se/ Swedish ad blog story
Random Culture story
Kanno Blog Story
ArmChair Media story
Right now I've fueled yet even more trouble for these pesky chaps, I'm back to feeling rubbish.
Check out the original first thread here - Ogilvy London Hijacked