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Vudu6's picture

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!

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Axxl's picture

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

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Art Director at Jung von Matt, Hamburg
Vudu6's picture

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!

Activity Score 81
Pouts's picture

I think that Axxl is not so right...

Activity Score 693
Art Director
addyhoch10's picture

i think he is

Activity Score 2592
Art Director
rainman's picture

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

Activity Score 267
Art Director
Copy_Can's picture

How did you get fired?

Jet Propulsion Lab's picture

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...

Jet Propulsion Lab
Activity Score 10679
Eri M's picture

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

Eri M
Activity Score 82
Graphic Designer
thirty6chambers's picture


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chintan ruparel's picture

BBDO is doing this!?

chintan ruparel
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Copywriter |

~ old habits die hard, older ones never do ~

theassailante's picture

this is stupid.

Activity Score 234
coronam's picture

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

Activity Score 162
aj's picture

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.

Activity Score 168
Art Director
ivan's picture

Looks like being high is a plus. Remember this self-promo ad from BDDP/Fils:

Creative Director at Ads of the World
jennywhx's picture

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

Activity Score 1142
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everartz's picture

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


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_inkpact's picture

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...

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Have Heart's picture

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

Have Heart
Activity Score 922
Art Director
Pouts's picture

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.

Activity Score 693
Art Director
Scam Detector's picture

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.

Scam Detector
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General Manager
kre8's picture

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

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Cristyan's picture

no comments...

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hang-the-dj's picture

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...

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Client Servicing
fersvax's picture

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

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budibud's picture

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

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Copywriter at Freelance |

Trying to retire ad-man

nothing1227's picture

hm.. i get the point

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inkfromthepen's picture

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

Activity Score 145
shawkash's picture

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.

Activity Score 22
Graphic Designer
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