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Axxl's picture
Axxl
208 pencils

One of the worst agency selfpromotion ads I've ever seen.

Vudu6's picture
Vudu6
81 pencils

I think you should see the BBDO self promo ad they did in the Middle East a few years ago, and then you'll have been the worst!

Pouts's picture
Pouts
691 pencils

I think that Axxl is not so right...

addyhoch10's picture
addyhoch10
2592 pencils

i think he is

rainman's picture
rainman
267 pencils

when I worked at BBDO I felt like jamming a pencil in my eye.

Copy_Can's picture
Copy_Can

How did you get fired?

Jet Propulsion Lab's picture
Jet Propulsion Lab
10683 pencils

By jamming a pencil in his boss's eye.

I did a stint at BBDO at one point in my career too, but six months was enough for me there.
Too many big egos and small brains...

Eri M's picture
Eri M
82 pencils

"By jamming a pencil in his boss's eye."
LOL

thirty6chambers's picture
thirty6chambers
1464 pencils

terrible.

chintan ruparel's picture
chintan ruparel
1516 pencils

BBDO is doing this!?

~ old habits die hard, older ones never do ~

theassailante's picture
theassailante
234 pencils

this is stupid.

coronam's picture
coronam
162 pencils

"no one ever says they want to be a junkie when they grow-up." let's keep it that way...

aj's picture
aj
168 pencils

THIS is BBDO's self promotional ad?
please keep it away from your clients. honestly, they'll be very concerned what mindless ads you gonna come up for them seriously.

ivan's picture
ivan

Looks like being high is a plus. Remember this self-promo ad from BDDP/Fils:
http://adsoftheworld.com/media/print/bddp_fils_coke

Ivan Raszl, admin of AotW

jennywhx's picture
jennywhx
1142 pencils

this is scary, is BBDO a ....lunatic asylum, or they push people to madness? i agree most of the design people are mad, oh but not in this way. scary

everartz's picture
everartz
7611 pencils

let us try to see things from a different angel guys... dont you all think that this is a totally different route of self promoting? and should self promoting be according to lets say certain standards, fixed??? i dont think so
thats why its being called creative work!!!! maybe the ad is not that great but still there is something about it

CheerzZz
everartz

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_inkpact's picture
_inkpact
84 pencils

totally agree.
this shows adicction to their job in a provocative way, doesn´t matter if it´s original or crap.
it´s not that bad. There´s an ad for Bocage Paris (couldn´t find it 4u) where a girl is using a shoe´s cord as a cocaine line, and the result is quite smart.
I think the pencil is very Leo Burnett, though...

Have Heart's picture
Have Heart
922 pencils

Terrible, mindless crap. I can hardly believe how bad this is. This is isn't self-promotion at all, this is self-ruining.

Pouts's picture
Pouts
691 pencils

Just another point it BBDO from BBDO varies, what i mean, is that AMV BBDO would never allow this ad out, however BBDO Athens did so maybe we should not blaim BBDO (in general if we dislike this ad ). So put the blaim on BBDO Athens for this ad, which i believe it's not so bad it's just immature. The thinking might be good, the execution on the other hand i think is just not good.

Toro's picture
Toro
1007 pencils

I agree. Not all offices of an agency network are at the same level worldwide. Berlin Cameron Red Cell was kicking ass in the States winning Coca Cola while Red Cell Beirut was just a local copy shop offering logo design to the delis around the corner.
I still believe that a regional ECD, if there is any, should be blamed.

kre8's picture
kre8
989 pencils

self promo ads for agencies are incredibly hard.
there arent many good ones out there i dont think...
this, of course, isnt one of them.
but it definitely isnt the worst ive seen

Cristyan's picture
Cristyan
32 pencils

no comments...

hang-the-dj's picture
hang-the-dj
1262 pencils

This is a health warning. If you shoot up lead your concept skills will die. They obviously get through a lot of pencils at BBDO Athens...

eman's picture
eman
22 pencils

NO COMMENT

fersvax's picture
fersvax
1237 pencils

It would make more sense if it's made for Leo Burnett, they worship the black pencil and the apples.

FER.

budibud's picture
budibud
128 pencils

ADdicted... hmmm cute copy... like my campus event name that's been around for these last ten years...XD...

Boediboed
Trying to retire ad-man

nothing1227's picture
nothing1227
10 pencils

hm.. i get the point

inkfromthepen's picture
inkfromthepen
147 pencils

i've changed my mind, i dont wanna work @ BBDO (anywhere) anymore

shawkash's picture
shawkash
22 pencils

The visual makes you feel of PAIN! which is not good, I still like the idea of making a relation between the pencil and the human, what about a man that wears a suit which is all made of white papers, and the folds and pockets, and other details are being illustrated by pencil on it.

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