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Horrors of Advertising: Typos
Horrors of Advertising: Got ?
Horrors of Advertising: Focus Groups
Horrors of Advertising: Malfunctions
Horrors of Advertising: Frankensteins
Horrors of Advertising: Budget Slasher

Horrors of the Advertising

In October 31, 2013
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Frightening things can happen in any business. Here’s a fun look at some of the horrifying things that happen in the advertising industry. Our art directors and designers scared up some visual ideas to depict the business’s darkest moments. None of which would be nearly as creepy if they weren’t so very real.

Horrors of Advertising: Typos

Typo Teror: It’s one of the scariest things in the business. Grammatical boo-boos and typos make your skin crawl when you find them during proofing. But finding them after production is an absolute nightmare!

Horrors of Advertising: Got ?

Another Terrifying Got Milk Rip-off: Turning two decades old just last week, the Got Milk? campaign may be the most ripped-off campaign in history. As we prepare for at least a decade more of blatant rip-offs, here’s what we ought to be asking: Got Idea?

Horrors of Advertising: Focus Groups

Focus Group Monsters: Almost every focus group has at least one — the annoying, loud-mouthed know-it-all who’s hell-bent on poisoning the entire group and insists the concepts “won’t make me buy it.”

Horrors of Advertising: Malfunctions

Frightful Malfunctions: It’s always something. The projector dies. The video files don‘t play. Or right before the client arrives, the account guy jams up the printer.

Horrors of Advertising: Frankensteins

Frankentags: More often than you could imagine, things get combined that don’t really belong together. Somebody likes one thing while someone else likes another. “I know, let’s just put them together!” We call it Frankensteining. Here are some examples of doing it with taglines that make us laugh. In real life, it would make us cry.

Horrors of Advertising: Budget Slasher

Attack of the Budget Slashers: As feared on the client side as on the agency side, the knife-wielding Budget Slasher can ruin your day, your year or even your career! Aaaaaaaaaa!

Rick Riley

Mom always said, “If you don’t have anything nice to blog, don’t blog anything at all.” Okay, that’s not true. In fact, mom never read a single blog, nice or otherwise. But it’s still good advice. So look to me for nice … or at least interesting, relevant or funny. Well, maybe smartass or irreverent or sarcastic, too. But that’s it. If it doesn’t fall into one of those categories, you didn’t hear it from me.