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  • Bilingual Heineken looses its shirt.

    The Heineken twins - or; Stare at a logo long enough and you'll find ... that same very thing other people who stared at the logo found!

  • Preem vs Good Guys Auto.

    This is the most blatant ripoff that I have seen so far!
    Note that even the lines are more or less directly translated, as in " It's an american car.." vs "It smells Swedish..".

    The good guys auto ads was in the 1995 Communication Arts Annual, and I'm sure they won a nice bunch of addy, andy, beffie bessie, clio and other assorted awards.

  • Bang! Bang! You're Copied!

    The old "when women have guns aim at the family jewels" visual gag, executed almost identically on two separate posters..

  • Killer orginality.

    Dress to kill - visual chalkline pun executed (ahem) in the same style. Finally an idea in a fashion advert, shame it's been done..

  • Paint by numbers - easy as 1-2-3

    Many thanx to Dalbir, another funky adlist member, who spotted these twins. Did you know by the way, that them colorcharts are a *really* good source of inspiration?

  • Airport! And again!

    Airport inspiration - European creatives seem to travel a lot.

    Two sets of posters executing the same idea.

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H&M "The Fall Collection" (2017) 2:30 (UK)
H&M "The Fall Collection" (2017) 2:30 (UK)

Naomi Campbell stars in this kooky spot for H&M's new fall collection that is one big karaoke video shot in Tokyo.

Autotrader | Shop All the Cars (2017) :30 (USA)
Autotrader | Shop All the Cars (2017) :30 (USA)

This ad for Auto Trader does a great job of showcasing the sheer scope of cars available on the service.

Zona Jobs "Anti-Millennial" (2017) 1:00 (Argentina)
Zona Jobs "Anti-Millennial" (2017) 1:00 (Argentina)

"The job has changed, but the place to look for one is still the same." Great direction for this spot featuring the hapless Roberto who is getting aged out of his job thanks to the encroachment of

FIOS "Good neighbor" (2017) 1:00 (USA)
FIOS "Good neighbor" (2017) 1:00 (USA)

In this spot which premiered during the Emmys, one of the stars on Stranger Things is a "helpful," neighbor who tells everyone about FIOS.

Absolut "One night" (2017) 1:03 (USA)
Absolut "One night" (2017) 1:03 (USA)

Acclaimed cinematographer and Academy Award winner Emmanuel Lubezki (showcases a dazzling spectacle of the history of Earth and our place in it in one giant millennia spanning film that begins wit

Eat up all the Philharmonie de Paris has to offer

In January 2015 the Philharmonie de Paris opened its doors, hosting the Orchestra of Paris and symphonies from around the world, as well as musicians of all backgrounds, delivering a plethora of m

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what we say to clients...

...and what we really mean.
-"We'll certainly consider that"
-Don't make me laugh!

There is a major opportunity
We need your money

Our advice to you
Our invoice to you

That's a good point, but...
I've heard some rubbish in my time...

We've been thinking
Because you obviously haven't

There's a lot of support for this concept
This is our only concept

May I make a suggestion
Do this or you're neck deep in shit

That's a challenging brief
What the FUCK do you mean?

We'll need to visit the factory
We know you have a factory in Hawaii

We won't need to visit the factory
We know you have a factory in Siberia.

This is award-winning work
You won't understand this

We've taken a radical approach
We gave this job to students

We'd like to challenge your brief
We haven't done the work yet

We've done a lot of analysis
The invoice is bigger than you expected

We've had a breakthrough with your product
You won't recognise anything you're about to see

Our creative director worked on this
If you don't buy it, you can tell him.

We're going to do a sketchbook presentation
We scribbled this down in the lift on the way up

We've done some very sketchy thinking
We worked on the wrong brief

We had three teams working on this.
Our presentation is very confused

I can sense your excitement
Hello, is anybody home?

You've given us a lot to think about
You've completely change the brief... Ass hole!

We'll go away and refine these concepts
Shit! We'll start from scratch...

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