Friday, February 02, 2007

ATTENTION: ad and marketing people

. Got a well-known advertising or marketing boss who's a dickface or twathead? Has Donny Deutsch stolen your "big idea" and called it his own? Been to a pitch recently that went horribly and hilariously wrong? Overheard some of that retarded "ad speak" that only happens at ad agencies? Accounts changing hands? Whatever. SEND ME YOUR STORIES. If it's interesting and smells strongly of credibility, I will write about it either in my Lies Well Disguised column on gawker, or maybe as a monthly roundup here. Send to copyranter(at)hotmail(dot)com Confidentiality Guaranteed. (image via getty.)
UPDATE: I've gotten about a dozen tips. Next week, I'll publish the best of the first round.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fuck you douchebag!
Get your own material.

11:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah - what is this bullshit, man? We've already got enough snarky ad blogs that focus on the tabloid side of this industry. Steve Hall, Ad Freak, AdScam, etc. ad nauseum.

Did you do any research on this new angle or are you just trying to up your readership based on what your girlfriend told you one night after too many martinis? Gonna sell ads on your blog next?

Dumb move, rantboy. People read this one because it's different. Don't be like the rest.

7:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

er, I think that's why copyranter said they'd appear in one of the other blogs.

Besides, if you had some insider gossip then the safest option would be to feed it to someone else. There's less chance of being found out and fired and there's also an existing readership.

10:04 AM  
Blogger copyranter said...

Fair point Mr. Pulitzer. My blog will mostly be the same as it has been. The tips are more for the gawker column. They're paying me to take a "broader" look at the industry. However, I will never put ads on this site.

1:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fishnchips wrote: "er, I think that's why copyranter said they'd appear in one of the other blogs."

Uh, FNC, I hate to confuse you with the facts, but you may want to refer back to Copyranter's original post: "If it's interesting and smells strongly of credibility, I will write about it either in my Lies Well Disguised column on or here." What part of "here" don't you understand?

Personally, I don't see what all the fuss is about. A little industry dirt would make for far more entertaining reading than Copyranter's painfully unfunny, painfully obvious swipes at lame ads (I'm being redundant, I know).

Funny how someone who supposedly hates advertising seems to spend all his free time writing about it.

Of course, even though Copyranter's oh-so-wicked observations are utterly devoid of wit or insight, he is certainly entitled to air them. I just wish he wouldn't do it on Gawker. What was once essential reading has taken a sharp drop in quality -- first with the departure of Jessica Coen, then with the addition of inane features like Lies Well Disguised.

Oh well, at least there's still Fleshbot. . .

9:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


If you find his writing to be such a waste of your time, why are you here?

What a dick.

11:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, I don't see Copyranter as a gossip guy. I think he should tell Gawker, look, this is what I do, this is what I'm going to do. And if they don't like it, they can shove their five dollars. Next thing Copyranter will be writing about Britney. Gawker tells you what to write. You don't have a lot of freedom there. If it sucks, it's because of the captain, not the soldiers.

11:38 AM  
Blogger copyranter said...

is that you "alex" bogusky, you overrated hack? anyway, very brave of you sir alex to slap me like a little girl, anonymously

11:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't think ad industry is interesting enough to generate gossip.
What are you going to say anyway - he bullshitted during a pitch? farted in a client meeting? cook up the time sheet while going home in the afternoon for a nap?

2:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow...harsh...can we all just take a deep breath and calm the fuck down?!

7:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alex, humour is subjective. Copyranter doesn't do gags, but the humour comes from the vitriol poured over advertising which either takes itself too seriously or doesn't bother making an effort.
It tickles me.

8:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are you people really angry 'cause the man wants some industry dirt on bosses who steal ideas? Maybe if some people would put their egos aside and give credit to where it is due he wouldn't be asking for this shit. Damn I hate cry babies!!!!! Copyranter this is my first time on here and I think you're fucking great...keep busting balls.

11:31 AM  
Blogger Matt Brand said...

here's some hot gossip: someone crapped on the floor of our bathroom, and I think it was andrew.

3:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hang around anywhere long enough and everything degenerates into shoptalk.

3:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think it's obvious what your blog needs...

More Cowbell.

I was gonna post that on the girlfriend post, but you know, it might give the wrong impression.

12:47 AM  

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