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A Picture May Be Worth A Thousand Words … But What Are The Words?
January 19, 2007, 9:27 am
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“There is a huge difference between journalism and advertising: Journalism aspires to truth. Advertising is regulated for truth.

I’ll put the accuracy of the average ad in this country up against the average news story any time.”

US Advertising Proffesor Jef I. Richards

With some sections of the tabloid press showing their moral and ethical compass is somewhat ‘missing’, he seems to have a real point.

I reckon the press and the ad industries should become penpals … learn from eachothers strenghts and weaknesses … because if the press can understand the importance of ‘content accuracy’ and the ad industry [along with their clients] can appreciate the benefits of being interesting and resonant … then maybe we might all live in abit of a nicer World.

Then again … I couldn’t survive without PopBitch so bang goes that theory …


36 Comments

As ive said before, theres more truth in the ads in the Sun than the ‘news’.

Comment by Rob Mortimer

You are right Robert, but the news in The Sun is still funnier and more memorable than the majority of the ads. Hope all is well with you.

Comment by George

Touche!

Not bad, hope you and the rest of the cynic crew are good.

Comment by Rob Mortimer

We’re always good mate, always good. Hope we get to meet one day, it’s like you’re one of the family. Billy even has your photo on his computer (from giverobajob) did you know that? Don’t worry, he’s married to a woman. See you soon.

Comment by George

George … you’ll scare Rob off telling him about Billy’s photo of him!

Comment by Rob

Is that after I supported him on one of Rob’s other posts? Worrying..!

Eventually i’ll meet all the Cynic team. If any of you are in Londonium for the Future Marketing Summit I might see you there.

Comment by Rob Mortimer

Maybe that is something I should have kept between us. Yes Rob, your support of Billy led to his support of you. It’s almost sweet but he’s quite an evil bugger so I wouldn’t feel too comfortable about it. Hope this is the year we all meet up.

Comment by George

How are those sausage sandwiches? Tasty eh?

Comment by Marcus Brown

Well if you Rob and Andy can put up with him without killing him he cant be all bad!

Without evil there can be no good, so it must be good to be evil sometimes…

Comment by Rob Mortimer

Is it a good career move to sue my bosses for implying I have gay love tendencies for Rob Mortimer? Wait till Andy’s back, he’ll protect me and not because he’s got any gay love tendencies for me.

Comment by Billy Whizz

Yes it would be Billy and given Andy started the Rob Mortimer job petition, he’s hardly the best person to use as an ally in proving you’re not in love with the talented Mr Mortimer.

Comment by George

Hi Marcus, as Rob is probably asleep right now, I can confirm all of cynic NYC have been enjoying delicious yet slightly suspect sausage sandwiches in your honour. You almost caused a mutiny actually, because Rob had sent an all staff email telling people they had to do it, and as a couple of the guys here are veggies, they almost walked out in disgust.

Having read what Rob wrote on your blog, I am sad to say he lied, because by the time he posted his comment, I would imagine half the office would be asleep or out getting pissed, however I am sure that first thing on Monday they’ll all be tucking into your favourite food and giving a metaphorical nod of support. Well, that’s if they can get sausages in Asia.

Good luck.

Comment by George

Why does this thread appear to be evolving into some kind of Monty Python sketch?!

Comment by Rob Mortimer

Is ‘Because it can’ a good enough answer for you Rob?

And we’re eating the sandwiches to support Marcus because he’s going against the British and their crappy bacon.

I wonder if proud-English-patriot Rob realises he’s getting people to actually eat against his beloved homeland? (and he can’t claim his Italian heritage to get out of it. Especially as that would show how all Italians are spineless, at least in a fight. Mafia members not included. Oh no, you’re all tough guys)

Comment by Billy Whizz

I think the ol bangers are great, but after a batch of sausages caused a gas ball of flames to miss my face by less than 2 inches (true story) ive been less fond of cooking them…

Comment by Rob Mortimer

Similar thing happens to me everytime I eat baked beans.

Comment by Billy Whizz

Oh dear…

Don’t make me regret being supportive of you by producing fart jokes now!

Comment by Rob Mortimer

I’ll never understand you English, I thought fart jokes were a national treasure? Or is it Mother-in-law jokes?

Comment by Billy Whizz

Not unless we have travelled back to 1975!

Comment by Rob Mortimer

Cynics everywhere. The sausage thanks you. What a blast. (Fart Joke).

Comment by Marcus Brown

So while I sleep the World’s been chatting and seemingly going back in time to 1975.

Glad all the sausage sandwich support has moved Marcus – but I hadn’t realised I was inadvertently supporting the EU over GREAT [or Greatish] Britain.

Oh well – still prefer a banger [as does my other half and she’s a Canadian, Australian ex-12 year veggie] so there you go.

Very nice way to start my day with all these comments – even Billy’s fart joke made me smile … which is a first. [That Billy made me smile, not Fart Jokes – they ALWAYS make me smile]

Comment by Rob

so when im in the office you all eat fucking rabbit food and tell me how important it is to be healthy and then when im away, you stuff piles and piles of oozing sausage sandwiches down your greedy, hypocritical throats. you fucking, cheeky bastards.

Comment by andy @ cynic

sausages and bacon are both british as far as im concerned and anyone who thinks differently is delusional, like the veggies and anti brit contingent in my office. looking forward to seeing you all soon. oh yes, looking forward to it very much. love andy

Comment by andy @ cynic

Nice to have you back … now do Rob Mortimer’s 5 answers and who knows, maybe YOU TOO can have a sanga-sandwich.

Comment by Rob

The tide has turned for the sausage. I gave it everything, alas, not enough.

Comment by MarcusBrown

That is a travesty of justice.

Call in the EU. Call in the UN. Call in someone!

Comment by Rob

Russell got scared and could in Richard Huntigton. Who started posted bloody TANGO ads showing bacon on the comments section of Russell’s blog. 2 against 1. Does that sound fair too you?

Comment by MarcusBrown

Russell got scared and called in Richard Huntigton. Who started posting bloody TANGO ads showing bacon on the comments section of Russell’s blog. 2 against 1. Does that sound fair too you?

(it’s early in Munich. I’m hungover, sorry about the spelling)

Comment by MarcusBrown

Was Richard even there when the Tango ads were happening? It’s cheating – call in the umpire!

Comment by Rob

Get angry Rob. Get very angry.

Comment by MarcusBrown

Angry doesn’t quite do it … FURIOUS does … I just am not sure why! Ha.

Comment by Rob

It’s the shame of it all.

Comment by MarcusBrown

Lets face it, Russell’s taking the piss. I know he is losing weight at a rapid rate, but he still is a man that has had his UNfair share of sausages and bacon and written a book celebrating that fact.

Comment by Rob

Gaining ground a little. Gaining ground. Damn I want sausage to win this thing.

Comment by MarcusBrown

We’ll give it another push!!!

Comment by Rob

we’re just 2% off the mark. I’ve started emailing sausage companies.

Comment by MarcusBrown




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