articles tagged 'McSweeneys'

The Gods of feedback

  • PopPress
  • June 3, 2014
  • StopPress Team
The Gods of feedback

If Sharp Suits was the visual representation of the difficulties faced by those in agency land, this piece by Mike Larcher that's based around giving God client feedback on the creation of the Earth, is the textual.

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High-speed trains, holding up beakers, cities at night, pointing at things: this is a generic brand video

  • PopPress
  • March 26, 2014
  • StopPress Team
High-speed trains, holding up beakers, cities at night, pointing at things: this is a generic brand video

Parodying corporate marketing cliches and generic stock footage is basically a modern day sport (and advertising knobbery regularly comes in for a skewering too). Now stock footage provider Dissolve has combined these two elements into one by adding some of its clips to the words of Kendra Eash and creating the world's most generic brand video.

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Trivial pursuit? Not likely

  • PopPress
  • March 14, 2014
  • StopPress Team
Trivial pursuit? Not likely
Mike Babcock via Flickr

Those working in the persuasive arts often get a rough time from 'normal people', who are quick to trivialise the work of this industry and regularly call into question its ethics. But, as this glorious piece from McSweeneys entitled 'I should get the first lifeboat because I'm in advertising' points out, it's time those tireless creative souls were acknowledged for their massive contribution to society.

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