Friday, July 08, 2011

The lamest ad agency intern contest ever conceived.

Via Creativity:
"McCann New York is inviting young creatives to win a three month creative internship simply by writing about this push-pin.
The agency says it chose the push-pin specially and asks entrants to choose their format: a short story (743 words or less), a short film (2 minutes 4 seconds or less), a series of photos (no more than 11), an mp3 (3 minutes and 39 seconds max), or some other form of media (no limits).
Anyone interested should send entries to hkmccann@mccann.com. The winning entry will be featured online as well as winning you the internship. Oh, and you'll also win the push-pin."
Well, this is McCann. Here's my entry: Stab every square millimeter of your body with it, then gouge your eyes out with it, and then shove it all the way up your penis meatus. Ad agencies: forever terrible at promoting themselves.

10 Comments:

Blogger Max "CapitaoObvio" Faraday said...

I take it you didn't win?

8:45 AM  
Anonymous Chris Sanislo said...

Pffft. Here's how an agency with stones promotes themselves!! http://tiny.cc/1eixj

(Apologies if this is too idiotic/ shameless to be approved!!

Intentionally stupid, but better than push pin essays.

8:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

With your permission, Ranter, I would like to send McCann New York the chocolate horse ass (award) for the most mind bogglingly asinine, profoundly imbecilic, unbelievably pointless creative contest ever created! Only in America...

9:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

According to McCann, they picked that fucking push pin you see in the picture out of MANY push pins. What a bunch of idiots! See here, http://blog.mccannlondon.co.uk/slide100_day25.html

9:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i'm a little pushpin
short and sharp
this is my handle
this is my point...

they did pick a nice pin - i always like the long handled, long pinned ones!

I-)

10:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I already know who's going to win. That person, however, is probably too old to be an intern. It's the enigmatic 1-T-M, who is known for his quirky comments on here.

11:03 AM  
Anonymous Brian D said...

I would like to submit my entry via this blog (seriously).

I have chosen to use 3 of the 743 words and then use a number.

Penetrating ideas since 1900.

I know MaCann are not asking for a slogan. Does the client ever know what they really want ?


Material used:

The push-pin was around before 1900, however Edwin Moore patented them in 1900. The companies current slogan is 'Quality since 1900'.

Links:
Wiki page on push-pins
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Push_pin

Which led me to Moore
http://www.push-pin.com/mpphist1.html

If they are having a sale on push-pins they could use 'Less is Moore'. Given how obvious it is, I would be surprised to be told they have not used the slogan.

1:50 PM  
Blogger Panetta said...

5 minute time out for JAN Kelley, for using the Reservoir Dogs Slo Mo Walk. I believe PIXAR owns that now.

1:51 PM  
Anonymous Chris Sanislo said...

@Panetta

Here in Canuckistan, that's a "5 minute major". I'll gladly serve it. And if major penalties are handed out for co-opting ideas, consider me an industry goon. (Yup, there are two hockey references for ya - free of charge.)

2:15 PM  
Blogger Panetta said...

@Chris Sanislo.Didn't mean to come across as a head shot hater. Ma bad.

5:14 PM  

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