Disgruntled Client Videos Client-Bashing Agency


This sounds fake, looks fake, feels fake an probably is fake. Hopefully, it's not another Agency.com Subway video disaster in the making. Posted in the Adrants forum and on YouTube is a video taken, apparently, by a client's cell phone camera which shows the agency bashing the client while she was out of the room (she left her camera phone on as she left). The text of the conversation, which you can read here on a blog called The Disgruntled Client seemingly set up simply to trash this client's agency, seems contrived and fake.

Some Adrants forum members have doubted the purity of this video and the blog surmising it to be just another poor attempt by an oh-so-cool agency to promote themselves using attempts at social media wit. We've sent an inquiry to the blog's owner for clarification but have not yet received a reply. We're leaning toward fake but we'll report back any information, if any, we receive from The Disgruntled Client.

Written by Steve Hall    Comments (8)     File: Social, Strange, Video, Weblogs     Oct-19-06  
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Has to be fake. No client thinks THAT much about their ad agency...

Posted by: daveednyc on October 19, 2006 11:40 AM

This is so fake it hurts. If it's not fake, I will eat my hat.

Posted by: Matt on October 19, 2006 11:52 AM

I smell That Girl Emily.

Why can't these fakey viral things at least use good actors?

And thanks to Bill Green for making "Make the Logo Bigger" a household phrase. That was the dead giveaway this thing is fake - along with the follow-up line, "What about my award?" Cliche.

You won't hear from Disgruntled Client. Right now the agency is saying "crap - they figured us out THAT FAST? Where did we go wrong?"

Note some of the marketer commenters at the blog are actually buying this thing and asking for her business. Or perhaps they are the perps in the first place.

Posted by: Jetpacks on October 19, 2006 11:54 AM

Surprising that there's not a massive logo on that USB drive. "Pin drives - so you can steal your agency's shit when they leave their laptop unattended"

Posted by: ariel on October 19, 2006 12:01 PM

Terrible. If they were going for something so bad that it makes people think it's real they still failed because it's gone too far. I've not been in a single client bashing session that wasn't at least 30% profanity. They replaced the profanity with the worst cliches in the business.

Posted by: pat smith on October 19, 2006 01:37 PM

That banter is fast moving like an Aaron Sorkin show or the Gilmore Girls. No one talks like that in real life.

Posted by: saphron Jenkins on October 19, 2006 03:33 PM

it must be fake, no CD's ever talk like that.


Posted by: bloggadocio on October 19, 2006 05:57 PM

Great idea for a fake video, but so poorly done. I had such high expectations but the dialogue was so cheesy, the acting too contrived, and the camera should have run longer.

The worst is the "Shhh- she's coming back."

Dang- this could have been really good too.

Posted by: nalts on October 21, 2006 02:11 PM

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