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Ha! Major advertisement f*ckup


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Is this ironic or what?

http://www.phait-accompli.com/crap/irony.jpg

 

1. Apple Powerbook G4

2. Windows AIM

 

What the fuck! This is the 2nd time I've seen such a weird ad. The designer was probably working on a Mac, but could've been on a PC - either way I'm sure they knew of platform differences - how can they fuckup like that? Or maybe it was intentional? How could they get away with it? :freak:

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Originally posted by Kcbass:

Plus, the display looks photoshopped in. Kcbass

That's the whole point that Phait is making. Why not photoshop in an AIM screen from a Mac?

 

Sorry to say it, Phait, but as a veteran of ad agency art departments, I can tell you that this type of stuff happens all the time. No one cares, and the client doesn't notice. This wasn't an ad for Mac software, right? The cellphone provider that bought this ad, or more specifically, the marketing person for the provider, didn't care or know.

 

If I were either the creative director or the account rep on this account, I would've made the designer change it, and I'd make a mental note of 1)that person's lack of knowledge of the differences among computer OS's, and 2)that person's lack of attention to detail.

"For instance" is not proof.

 

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