Editors or Creatives?

9 Jan

Welcome to day one of adspike, a brutally honest take on today’s advertising. And so to today’s question. Not ‘are we human or are we dancer?’ but ‘are we creative or are we editor?’ Take this little gem:

‘Inspired’ by this phenomenally successful pop promo:

 How many more times are advertising creatives going to take other people’s creativity (Honda Cog, Flat Eric, Sony Bravia) and pass it off as their own? I guess there is some creativity in appreciating the good in other people’s work and then adapting it for your own needs but really, is that why we wanted to get into advertising? I know we have to find something that shifts units but gratuitous lifting is only one option. The world is filled with the weird and wonderful. My tip is to steal from life, not from other people’s creative work.

3 Responses to “Editors or Creatives?”

  1. Mr WordPress January 9, 2009 at 6:00 pm #

    Hi, this is a comment.
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  2. Rene Axepose January 15, 2009 at 8:44 pm #

    Dear fellow blogger,

    Sorry for the direct approach from me (René) by sending this email.

    I started a community website for creatives, artists and other talents. It kicked of early 2008 and is doing very good since and getting many hits.
    I do love to draw in some new members though. (www.axepose.com).

    I will pimp our news-page this week which will contain a blogroll (links). I hereby would like to kindly ask you to link your blog to mine. I will then make sure to link Axepose back to yours which will definately draw new visitors to your blog.

    In this way us creatives can keep each others network fresh and strong. Axepose.com is a non-profit initiative I fund out of my own salary. It gives artists the opportunity to get known worldwide. Again, my appologies if I wasted your time.

    I hope you you grand my request. Just let me know and I’ll be forever grateful 🙂
    Also, if you wish to write a little article on Axepose on your blog please do. I will then write a post (on Axepose) about your blog to return the favour.

    Kind regards,
    René Axepose

    Use the following link to link us to your blog: http://www.axepose.com/news

    Creatives Wanted!

  3. Simon May 14, 2014 at 7:25 pm #

    Yep…almost like how this:

    isn’t a rip-off of this??:

    Oh, wait a minute…IT’S A MASSIVE RIP OFF!!!!!!!!!

    Pot, kettle, black i think…

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