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We are so frickin‘ insane over here about the dumbest of shit in ads.

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I think I've ranted about each one of these at some point, cool to see them all in one place.

#3 is one where I’ll say I prefer a link because I get huge clips from people sometimes, then I have to spend time uploading their stuff? No way. That’s what their interns are for.

Sometimes I embed clips but I don't like to make a habit of it. And the times I do want them to send a link, they don't. (Happens ALL the time.)

#7 is as long as any PR release should be. Short and sweet. “Here's the story. Hope you dig it. Here’s a link.”

Fucking DONE. If I dig it, I’ll find my own way into the story and blog about it. I don’t need the massive 10-page rational on why the PR agency thinks it’s cool.

#9a Just because the AE and the AD on the project viewed the clip, it is not viral until, oh, A MILLION OTHER PEOPLE PASS IT AROUND AND IT’S ALL THEY CAN TALK ABOUT.

#10 Also, see that thing on the main page? It’s called a name. Try using it. (It’s right by my email address.) I checked my birth certificate and FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE doesn’t seem to be on it anywhere.

#11 The move where I respond to whoever sent #1 and politely tell them thanks, but it’s something that wouldn’t be right for the blog, and they send me two more follow-ups ignoring the fact that I said I can’t use it.

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@stimulans-In my mnd the cars are irrelevant though, the core idea is the same, no?

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Maybe it's like Hugh's Gapingvoid but from a stalker. He leaves bc cards behind of the ones he follows?

 

Or not. 

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Uh, the Rooney one is miles better because Nike did it. First. ;-p

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That shit is brilliant and funny.

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I’m waiting for someone to bring John Belushi back. That’d be a real hoot.

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I knew the Careerbuilder chimps would find work.

;-p

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I think it works.

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While I can see the idea is the inspired by Dove, I don’t mind. It’s taking it a step further and I agree, at least they're talking with real people in mind. Certainly not the Uber Sex Nazis who kill with a stare found in the Victoria's Secret spots.