Friday, October 31, 2008

Dear Client, We Work Hard For Your Money

Ogilvy Athens unaccountably removed their beautiful song from YouTube, despite the worldwide acclaim it received (still available here though).

And McCann's Manchester took their wonderful video down less than 8 hours after I posted about it.

So now I wonder... how long will this sumptuous re-working of Donna Summer by Mindshare remain live for...?

24 comments:

PH said...

First!

Ben said...

They're a fugly old bunch over there.

Anonymous said...

So someone in senior management said:'How do we convince current and propspective clients to believe that we...er....work hard for their money?'

And someone else, in senior management, said: 'I know, we'll pick an old pop song and re-write the lyrics around the thought of....umm...'We work hard for your money'.

And another in senior management bods said: 'Yes, that's a good idea'.

And yet another piped up: 'No, it's a BRILLIANT idea!'.

And we wonder why this business attracts so much derision.

Shame the fuckers, Scamp, shame them 'til they bleed from every orifice.

Anonymous said...

Simon, you're too good to be true. Virtual Gold Finder is what I call you from now on. Waaaay above all charts this instance of howidiotcanyouget absent-brained production.

Anonymous said...

But aren't they aware of how shit it is? I think these things are acceptable when one is being ironic - in a 'so bad that its good' kind of way.

soho has eyes said...

dear god.

jpandtem@googlemail.com said...

WHAT ARE YOU PEOPLE

Anonymous said...

What the f**k is wrong with people.

Anonymous said...

There is a certain poignancy in the fact that the original song was about prostitution.

Anonymous said...

12:46 Genius connection. THIS kind of hard work for the money really sounds like prostitution.

Anonymous said...

i've been sick on my keyboard.

Anonymous said...

I've just realsied where Ogilvy ripped off that song.

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=--Vaz9jW054

Anonymous said...

Just imagine how we feel working at Mindshare - the video has been around for years, they have no shame

Anonymous said...

ock! what's wrong with that birds fingers at the beginning?

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Anonymous said...

They're so lying too. We work with Mindshare a lot, they are lazy, uncooperative twunts.

Places like Mindshare is what is wrong with advertising, especially their digital wing. All that technology available for us to do some coole xecutions and we get told they've bought a skyscraper on nowhere.com. Lord help us.

Anonymous said...

Simon, I think you've almost organised sort of a Consumer Protection Department. You're doing great.

Mindshare, I think you'll have to live with it (or die with it?). You're doing not so great.

Anonymous said...

In the words of Graham Fink, it's so shit, it's good.

Anonymous said...

I am wondering how much and in what way the agencies are affected by having such "wonderful" works in their portolios. Imagine yourselves looking for a job. Would you apply for a job that ships with the coordination of the same creative director that once said YES to something like this? (Would Juan Cabral ever accept a job offer from these agencies???) Or if you were a client like Nike or Cadbury, would there be any chance for you to sign a contract with such a... passionate and... hard working agency? This could be subject for a poll.

Anonymous said...

i thinks its fucking funny!

Anonymous said...

I also have an idea for a poll. As you may have noticed, i'm here, writing this at midday on a Saturday (though in my defence i'm actually waiting for my girlfriend to get ready). So as passionate towards your careers as you may all be, how many people visit advertising blogs during the weekend or generally during their spare time?

Anonymous said...

Nobody would ever come on here at the weekend you dork.

Anonymous said...

anon 8.10. No need for a poll: Mindshare is Nike's media agency.

Anonymous said...

I found myself whistling this in the shower this morning.