Awards Show Ads Similar But Different

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Plageristic kleptomania is alive and well, as it always has been, in the ad industry indicated by this AdPulp find comparing an Art Directors Club Italiano 2005 ad to a One Show 2006 ad. While the stick and carrot thing is nothing new, seeing the concept used in very similar ways in the same industry just a year apart is depressing.

There's conceptual speed thing in the Art Directors Club Italiano ad and an almost "who gives a shit" thing in the One Show version so they each create a different feeling but there's no denying the similarities. Perhaps, that was the intent with the One Show ad in that there are so many pointless award shows, why should one care a this donkey clearly doesn't. Certainly, it's possible each ad was created in a vacuum but in our incestuous little industry, that's highly unlikely. We're just going to assume the One Show is simply riffing off the Art Directors Club in a wink-wink, nod-nod sort of way, adding its own snarky commentary on award shows.

by Steve Hall    Jan-15-06   Click to Comment   
Topic: Bad, Industry Events, Opinion   

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I like your read on it, Steve. The One Show's donkey is clearly bored by it all. Doesn't he know that's a Gold Pencil? It must just look like a simple carrot to him. Poor thing.

Posted by: David Burn on January 16, 2006 9:45 AM

i predict this amazing effort will win an award.

personally i'd rather have a carrot. it's packed with antioxidents.

Posted by: awards_show_slut on January 16, 2006 12:42 PM

ironically, I just finished reading The Carrot and the Stick by Vanner this weekend and the archtypical image of a donkey and a carrot/stick brings back many memories of interpersonal stick and carrot experiences. kudos for the post. Totally inocent of eggregiousness or kleptomania? I hope so...plageristic (?) is oh so harsh but funny...thx SH for a blush filled chuckle

Posted by: arthur on January 16, 2006 2:46 PM

//We're just going to assume the One Show is simply riffing off the Art Directors Club in a wink-wink, nod-nod sort of way, adding its own snarky commentary on award shows.//

Nope. Looks like they're just saying a One Show pencil motivates people and makes them successful (but also asses):

http://www.enteroneshow.org/pete.php

Posted by: Bob on January 16, 2006 2:59 PM





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