Tuesday, February 07, 2012

When ad agencies advertise themselves, shittiness ensues...

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The latest turd is by Woonky (great name!) in Buenos Aires. A ransom note! You know what, Woonky? Kill my fucking idea. In fact, torture it first for weeks, and then kill it. Dumbasses. Ad agencies: forever horrendous at advertising themselves.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

i don't get it - an idea lives in my head. if you have it, so what? i still have it in my head.


5:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Copyranter,

I believe have a small bit of insight as to why ad agencies are so bad at advertising (themselves). I was once asked to work on redoing a website for an agency I worked at. The website was supposed to serve as an ad for the agency, essentially.

There was so much back and forth with pig-headed account services people and the wannabe-creative CEO, so many oars in the water, so many huge egos trying to control my copy and the art director's design, that the final product was approximately as embarrassing as what you've posted.

We creative department folks frequently have people trying to shit in our magic sauce in advertising, but when it's an ad for the agency itself, all the dunder-headed middle-management schmucks in the building suddenly get to act like two things they've always wanted to be at the same time but never had the cojones: creatives and clients.

5:43 PM  
Blogger LogoCop said...

These agency self-promos always seem like student folio work. Perhaps because (in my experience) they're often done by the juniors - the least expensive resource to divert from billable work?


5:52 PM  
Anonymous -1-T-M- said...

Hey ranter,
they seem to be a bunch of bright, earnest, young things, so why would you want to burst their bubbles?

En WOONKY IDEAS con Siro Rodríguez.


En WOONKY IDEAS con Marcelo D'Abramo, Ramiro Delgado, Ainhoa Rigabert, Pablo Oliver, Coni Ruiz Moreno, Tomás Wells, Victoria Paterlini y Siro Rodríguez.


Obviously they don't read MichaelK @ Dlisted, famous for his cutting celebrities monikers, one in particular 'Wonky McValtrex' for Paris Hilton.

Q: Why is Paris Hilton called Wonky McValtrex?
A: Wonky is a reference to her asymetrical eyes - the weird one is her "wonky" eye. McValtrex is a reference to her use of Valtrex, a well known herpes medication.

7:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The cobbler's children always go barefoot.

12:50 PM  

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