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unionjack's picture
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Saltsea's picture
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Rog's picture
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Brenda, how is this in bad taste?
Sid & Joe (& punk/ska) are the essence of Generation 'D'.

>>>> That's not an ad. THIS is an ad.

hang-the-dj's picture
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Think I'm with Brenda on this one.

These musicians (and Sid) would never have opted for this kind of endorsement while they were alive. Especially Joe here, so it's kinda insulting to their memory and work.

Rog's picture
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"It's a swindle!"

>>>> That's not an ad. THIS is an ad.

musback's picture
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like the idea but... nah, just not my cup of tea.
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Rog's picture
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Great idea.

>>>> That's not an ad. THIS is an ad.

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DDBill's picture
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the credit:

Saatchi&Saatchi London
Country : United Kingdom
Creatives: Kate Stanners (Executive Creative Director)
Graham Lang (Art Director)
Andrew Petch (Copywriter)
Photographer: Dimitri Daniloff
Retoucher: Christophe Huet

William Bernbach - An idea can turn to dust or magic, depending on the talent that rubs against it.

purplesimon's picture
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These have not been banned - according to the Media Guardian. You can see what AdLand has to say about this here:

Saatchi & Saatchi just lost the account because of these ads (which were faked, according to Kate Stanners).

Of course, Courtney Love is furious, but she probably doesn't quite know why. :-)

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Ras Edwah
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Boycot Doc Marten
Boycot Satchhi & Satchhi and all they do advertising for
Hit em where it hurts
show em they cant do this shit
Please Email them with bomb threats, harrass them with thretening phone calls
or whatever you deem fit, bloging is so passive, be more aggressive
Show them that this shit aint cool and Joe Strummers and the others memories are being insulted
Satchhi & Satchhi have hit an all time low (a benchmark in advertising)
Way to go"creative" team you should burn in hell, you filthy scum bags
I will never buy another Dr Marten product and urge all to boycot
if you dont get the bad taste, your just a fuckin asshole!
kinda insulting there memory?... give me a fuckin break
I hope major lawsuits ensue and terminations come as a result.
It shows a total lack of imagination and is repugnant.
Do you think they ran it by Joe Strummers widow?
Aint illegal to use there images without represntation?
Even if they are public figures.
It sickens me!

hang-the-dj's picture
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So, let me get this straight then - you didn't like the campaign?

Just messin' with ya.

Look, I don't think we need to start bombing anybody just yet, the creatives made a bad call and probably had no idea of the massive emotional investment some people have with these music makers (and Johnny). I'm sure they are very sorry (especially because they did actually get sacked) and won't do it again. I hate these ads as much as you do but they have been dealt with legally, so getting all macho here aint gonna help anybody 'Forget it brother, you can go it alone'.

By all means boycott Docs (I do by default because I don't wear leather - but that's another shitfight all together) but it might be time to 'get over it, and move on'.

Did you join just to comment, or are you in advertising? And do you really think you can boycott everyone who has ads done by Saatchi?

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Ras Edwah
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I am (or was) in advertising as a matter of fact, and realize that it is an industry that is not always going to do the right thing.
I'm not for bombing em or anybody it was a very late night and I had just been listening to
Joe Strummers "The future is unwritten" and got somewhat steamed. (to say the least)

The mixed messages that have arisen from these are somewhat amazing, a true he said, she said thing.

And now Movin on.
Give Thanks

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Its a real shame that Doc Marten's trying to make money off the dead. Necrophelia is is fucked up! They would have NEVER been commercialized and packaged, force-fed bullshit sold to the masses. Wasn't their style.
I see how Doc Martens is trying to resurrect a crippled and defunct company. Of course it's easy to move a damn company from Britian to Thailand (except for the actual expenses of MOVING it!) to save on a buck or two. Of course we want all our hard earned pay and jobs to be moved to east bumble fuck and given to people that will do anything for a dollar, but ripping off of the dead? Why not stick to making crappy sandals and veggie shoes? Oh I see.. That wasn't a good idea either. There isn't much money in the damn hippie genre...
So why not turn back to the punks? They were the ones that made the company so popular. Oh, but there is so much competition out there. Why not turn to the diehard oldschool punks and skins? They were the ones that invested all their bucks on us in the first place. But wait! All the oldschool guys kicked the bucket! Now what do we do? Oh, I have an idea. We can play modern day frankenstien with photoshop and resurrect the poor bastards so we can make money off of their dead asses.

That is FUCKED UP!

But, as for bombing, boycotts, and the like: I have better things to do with my time. Like venting at faceless stupid people, and fingering a beehive while tickling a bear....

Let them alone. Strummer, Vicious, and Ramone will kick their asses when they die! Thats revenge enough!

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I feel sick!! Boycott Dr. Martins. I don't think Joe would approve of this or his family. Making money off of the departed....can't get much lower than that.

cheil's picture
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Does Kate Stanners really know anything about Strummer people. Talk about missing the mark.
Come on Saatchi, think about it, who are Doc M selling to? Not the Joe generation, because we know he would never agree to this abomination. Most younger kids, don,t know about the " Joe Factor " and so its all so lost..... !

Someone has been " biggin up " the blitzkreig bob link between Joe and the Ramones....but this is like using Jon lennon in a McDonalds ad !

Thankgod for a forum like least Saatchis can get the free content direction before advising poor old Doc M on the biggest ad mistake they may ever make.

By the way, joe was no angel !

aikona's picture

oh please!!! this is excellent!!! stop being so fucking emotional!!!

LucasPS's picture
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I thing he´s in hell, not a heaven. Rock & Roll Forever!!! YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!

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Yes, it is a good idea, but it is terrible to use dead people in advertising(((

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