suddenwaffle said:Cheating against everyone else in the business...if you claim to respect the people who you work with...can't be justified, no matter how you try to spin it. If you've 'won' for a scam ad, well, then you've never really won at all.
suddenwaffle said:Some great stuff in here, like Harvey Nichols and Haviannas. Unfortunately, so much of the other stuff is outright scam and everyone knows it. Scam does a serious disservice to real advertising professionals.on the post: LIAA 2007 Gold Print Winners
I agree. the original campaign, 'Real American Heroes' was brilliant. Whoever came up with that really gets all the credit. But otherwise it's kind of like writing an Economist or Absolut or Time ad. The formula is there, and if you're even half a talented writer, you'd better be able to nail it. That said, they are still funny, and the new writers did a great job of carrying the torch. But there is one glaring difference between the original campaign and this one that I wonder if anyone else picked up on...that is, the original ads actually 'celebrated' people (albeit in a sarcastic way). Like 'Mr. Footlong Hotdog Inventor.' That was clever, goofy, tongue-in-cheek. The campaign now is just about cheap insults--'Mr. Bad Tupee wearer.' They just sound mean for insult-humor-sake, as if it it were written by an angry frat boy. Now, I'm left with not quite the same feeling I got from the first round of ads and I wonder if it's actually better, or worse. What do you think?on the post: So, the "real men of genius" won again. Grand prix.
We don't need more award shows. And the ones we do have should just be improved. Commarts, D&AD, One Show, NY Art Directors Club, Andys, Clios, and (Sometimes, and only for Film+Titanium) Cannes are the only ones you can expect to be worth it-- and in that order. These are the shows that hold higher standards and (usually) reward real ideas. Every other award, imo, is redundant, a pointless waste of cash, and rather worthless (except perhaps, for exposure). But it seems to me he's looking to make some money off all the deziens of print-scammers from farflung lands who get off on getting their work printed in a glossy. Smart cookie. You can always make money off egos.on the post: The Neil French Ad Awards
Isn't that the point though? That one small bottle can clean all those dirty NYC clothes? Definitely attention getting for a bus-wrap.on the post: New York, the city that never washes......
So these are supposed to be the 'best' independent agencies or something? Really? Strange bedfellows.on the post: The Young Guns vs The Old Ones
It's the tone that's off.on the post: The AXE mousepad stunt - not very clever after all.
Way off. And judging by the tiny skirt, looks more befitting of an ad for the NCSPA.on the post: The AXE mousepad stunt - not very clever after all.
I find it amazing how two completely seperate agencies can manage to work together to produce such great work.
Usually ads for ad schools are unfunny but these are funny. Because there's a sick truth to it.
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