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Seems that I can't escape Jill Greenberg a.k.a the manipulator lately. I remember when people were yelling "child abuse" about her crying children portraits - see this post by Thomas Hawk Jill Greenberg is a Sick Woman Who Should Be Arrested and Charged With Child Abuse. (Thomas also posted the response he says he received from Greenberg here)
Most recently the outrage has been about her poorly set up shot of McCain with adgrunt BAP defending her right to creative freedom - which is fine even though, in my humble opinion she didn't even come close to creating another Alfried Krupp shot like Arnold Newman did which seems to be what she was going for. But I digress.
So I am somewhat surprised to find the artists child photo used in a humble banner ad for a small company in Sweden on Dagens Media today. Doesn't seem to be her style, to sell those images for banner ads. Do the toddlers parent's know? Little miss muppet is shilling Admeta. Is mum proud?
Update: Just to be clear: Jill Greenberg has not released this image for commercial use, and the little girls parents have not agreed to it either. Source: Ms Greenberg herself.
Note, Alex suggested in the comments that this post should have a soundtrack. It does and here it is:
After much hand wringing and thinking I have come to a conclusion regarding campaigns submitted before they were due to run, approved or even properly thought out, and here's our new policy.
I will no longer delete ad campaigns that have been submitted to Adland at the brand nor the ad agencies request - or anyone elses request for that matter.
I will correct the submissions, place them in SPEC WORK category, pixellate trademarks, add official statements from brands or agencies to the post and add to the information we have on the ads, but I will no longer remove the ad images.
There were some interestings wins in the One Show, Mother took home a gold for a self-promotinal piece - The Uncarriable Carrier Bags. Don't worry, unlike some they actually do ads for clients as well.
There were many who weren't pleased when Paula Scher will design your letterhead for free via HP. (as we we noted here) as it cheapens the design industry. But HP has a plan, it seems. They want to corner the market of cookie-cutter design, which is probably why they bought the rip-off artists LogoWorks for umpteenmillion dollars (sum not verified).
“Today’s small businesses are increasingly turning to the web for marketing tools and services that strike a balance between affordability and quality,” said Vyomesh Joshi, executive vice president, Imaging and Printing Group, HP. “By adding LogoWorks’ web-based graphic design service to our portfolio, HP can now provide the right mix of cost savings, flexibility and professional quality to help make a small business look big.”
Yeah, LogoWorks should know a thing or two about cost saving, as they were previously Badlanded here for basically tracing the majority of the logos they sold - that sort of thing tends to tick designers off even more. Steve Douglas said here at Katzidesign.com "Imagine how honored I feel - a logo that my company developed for our clients being sold as a template logo by LogoWorks for $99."
It gets better - or worse - HP are currently airing a 60 sec commercial touting the greatness that is their logoworks. I'm not sure if a copy of a world famous logo makes my small business look big, or if just makes it look like I got big brass balls. Is that a good thing? Does HP really want to go there?
Man, that recent campaign for The Guardian is just yummy looking isn't it? But have we seen it before...? Oh we might have..........
To the left a Poster by G. Pintori for the Olivetti Tetractys calculator created 1956 and to the right spring 2007 w+k campaign for the Guardian.
Adgrunt Hlebarov though we should send the Guinness tipping point to the Badland corner for doing the domino-thing that the Honda Cog (inspired by Der Lauf Der Dinge) already did way back in 2003, and I promised an honorable mention if we could get a hold of the Claes Ohlsson campaign. Thanks to another adgrunt, deep.ed a.k. Swedish ad blogger Researcher's tracking of the trend we have not one but
five six more things to put in here with it!
Without further ado, Guinness vs Claes Ohlson, vs Sony vs Tekserve vs a Fat Boy Slim video. Seems Fat Boy slim videos are the main source of badlandian inspiration for some. Oh dear, I almost forgot Miller's "Dominoes" which fits here as well.
Coke's Dasani launch in the uk isn't going well. As soon as the Sun and other tabloids knew that the "super pure" Dasani bottled water is purified British tap water they ridiculed the drink, the Sun labelled it "the real sting", it was also reported in the Herald and the Scotsman. Coke has now hired Lexis PR to start a recovery strategy before Dasani goes down the drain.
image from this article : Pissin' in the great outdoors for fun and profit.
Now that the "emailmarketing" phase has putered out as companies discover that the flooding of mailboxes wih useless and untargeted salespitches simply agitate people, Nokia paid to have some reseach done on if people would mind receiving marketing messages on their phones via SMS (SpaSMS). Suprise suprise - some people even said they'd like to receive messages!
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