W + K's Pompous Flashturbation Boggles the Mind


Oh this is priceless. So we're trying to check the Wieden + Kennedy site to see if they have a particular client and we get lost in a bunch of Flashturbation in the agency's "work we've done" section (thanks for making it so easy to find a client by name, guys) so we bail and check into the html site figuring we'd leave all the puffery behind but no, we get this egoistic blather:

"You will need to install a couple of plug-ins to fully experience our site. That is not because this is another one of those mindlessly flashy Web sites that give you a headache and make you wonder how you could ever sit through a meeting with those people; it's just that there are a couple of cool things we'd like to share with you, and you won't be able to enjoy them without having Flash and QuickTime on your computer. No big deal. Click here to get Flash. Click here to get QuickTime. And if you know you already have them, then click here to enter. Have a nice visit."

What a load of pompous bullshit. If you are going to provide separate Flash and HTML sites then make each fully functional on their own. So yes, W + K, we do wonder why you have a "mindlessly flashy Web site that gives you a headache and makes you wonder how you could ever sit through a meeting with those people."

by Steve Hall    Oct-21-05   Click to Comment   
Topic: Agencies   

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The W+K London site on the other hand is simple and beautiful.

Posted by: Nishad on October 23, 2005 10:29 PM

Websites done completely in Flash are like soooo 2001...

Posted by: Kurre on October 24, 2005 4:21 AM

The site is great. Who the hell goes to the W&K site for html? If they can't afford high speed connections why should the folks in Portlan worry about them.

My only complaint is that I can't view/send the High Life "donut" execution to my friends. I think this is their best work.

Posted by: Christopher Cullen on October 24, 2005 3:05 PM

Exactly, Christopher. Flash sites are very difficult to extract individual parst which was exactly what I was trying to do.

Posted by: Steve Hall on October 24, 2005 5:33 PM

Lets face it, if you dont have quicktime and flash, you arent that likely to be on a creative website like that anyway!

Posted by: Rob Mortimer on October 24, 2005 8:41 PM

I have both....still didn't like it.

Posted by: Steve Hall on October 24, 2005 8:45 PM

Does W-K do the new High-Life stuff -- the ones with MizMoon, or whatever they call her? I wonder what the "old" High-Life guy would say.

Posted by: Stan DeVaughn on October 25, 2005 12:39 PM

Its funny. I was there to see the Honda 'cCog' Advert and had the same experience. Wierd...

Posted by: zohar on October 27, 2005 7:15 PM