Jib Jab Gets Jib Jobbed

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Either a bunch of pissed of bloggers really did create this "oh the horror of JibJab selling out" viral or Jib Jab created it itself to deflect criticism and reassert its wit. The clip is a spoof of the recent work Jib Jab did for Budweiser which some have called not great and an indication of sell out. We say shut up. Everyone sells out sooner of later. Sure Budweiser can be categorized as swill - as in the clip - but they have boat loads of promotional money.

Think for a minute. Do you want to see more lame beer babe ads or see something a bit more original from the likes of JibJab. Oh wait. Don't answer that. Of course you want more beer babes you hip, self important, Neanderthal advertising buffoon. Oh wait. We're all that too. We take that back. We want JibJab. Ditch the babes.

by Steve Hall    May-31-05   Click to Comment   
Topic: Viral   

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This is Gregg at JibJab. Thanks for your post. We've been wondering who this person is who claims to speak for the entire blogging community!

People who know JibJab know that we have ALWAYS done marketing projects. That's how we pay the bills so we can produce original satires like THIS LAND.

We turned down a number of commercial opportunities before Bud came around. They promised us a high degree of creative latitude and so far they've delivered 100%. We hope we are lucky enough to attract similar clients in the future so that we can keep producing original entertainment and fund the next stage of growth at our company.

If our earning a living somehow offended the entire "blogging community" this person claims to represent, we sincerely apologize.

Posted by: Gregg on May 31, 2005 2:45 PM

Look at the words "sell out". These words are one million human emotions crammed into the belief that you are changing. Change will always be painful in every way shape and form. Humans will do anything to avoid that change. These individuals will ALWAYS try to control your business….especially during change. Never listen. You are always in control.

These words are always used by individuals to describe that they have never been in your situation before. The only way many can describe or act out their fear, anxiety, and monetary concerns…is to lash out at you in the only ways they know how. Sell out.

Posted by: kab on May 31, 2005 3:12 PM

Weird, jibjab always made commercial work so what's sell out about doing a bud ad? It's probably some reverse psychology from the bud marketing demons. It's still a big branded ad for bud no matter how you change the words. nice work!

Posted by: ben on May 31, 2005 3:30 PM

i ain't taking sides on this -- other than to say the fake one is funnier than the real one.

for reals!

Posted by: tam on May 31, 2005 10:57 PM

JIB JAB Got real greedy today. By placing a silly (transparent) server overloaded message on their free movies and any other free lionk including oddities, they're not just saying buy and download, but also letting us all know what a bunch dumb ignorant fools we are. I alwys suspected that they were going to start charging, but I would have prefered if they could have been honest. Fools. Now, I'll never visit again.

Posted by: green on December 16, 2005 3:00 PM