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Is Scamp The New Oprah?
April 16, 2008, 7:21 am
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I like Scamp, well, what I know of him – plus he works for BBH so it’s not like he’s exposed to 3rd rate mediocrity – but his love of Fallon [and I mean LOVE] is bordering on sycophantic because whenever Juan and his chums churn out another of their ‘big idea’ [ahem] executions, he comes over like a 15 year old kid who has just had Angelina Jolie [pre-pregnancy of course] disrobe infront of him and beg to be his sex slave.

It wouldn’t be so bad if the guy wasn’t smart or loved everything adland did in equal amounts, but that’s not the case at all.

Seriously, the way he goes on I wouldn’t be surprised if he became the first human charged with sexual harassment of an agency.

Of course he’s entitled to his opinion and as a lowly planner I obviously know fuck all about creative – however while Fallon’s work is great [well, alot of it] they’re still mainly 30 second television ads and failing to acknowledge this is one of the reasons why adland is losing its relevance in business and influence in society.

Besides, HHCL were consistently producing better work and thinking a decade before but as we all know, history is a dirty word in adland!

This is not meant to be anti-Scamp because as I said, he’s smart, talented and I really like him/blog, but I hope his ‘objective gene’ starts working again because if I hear another non-objective review of a Fallon ad, I’ll either be forced to call him the ‘Oprah of Advertising’ or ring up the CEO of Fallon, Lawrence Green, and offer him cash to put Scamp out of his misery by hiring him.

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does that make you the jerry springer of adblogs then? you take that as a fucking compliment dont you, you tit

Comment by andy@cynic

I think being the Jerry Springer of adblogs is way, way, waaaaaaay better than being the Oprah Winfrey of advertising. Besides according to Billy, that ‘title’ is already being fought out between me and Russell. But Billy has more things to concern himself about, like his next job 🙂

Comment by Rob

Scamp is winning

Comment by Billy Whizz

I think you’re right Billy … and first prize was a dark hotel room with Juan!

Comment by Rob

Oh, and Mr M [who has made more blog posts since starting work than Will has done in months] points out a rather interesting thing over on his blog regarding the Fallon ‘Bud’ ad and our VB Symphony …

… but I would say that wouldn’t I!

Comment by Rob

Here we go..tsk tsk. One minute its a crap ad, next its like one of yours. Fallon can’t win! 😉

Comment by Charles Frith

I’ve not said it’s a crap ad have I?

I just think it’s incredibly over-rated, especially the way Scamp is going on about it.

To be fair, Fallon aren’t claiming it’s the new messiah or anything – so my waggling finger is aimed purely at those in adland who have no sense of objectivity whatsoever and just are whores to the ‘popular bunch’.

As for the one I had something to do with?

Well that’s sheer genius isn’t it 😉

Comment by Rob

With all due respect Robert, I find it rather refreshing to read that someone finds SOMETHING out there good and interesting.

Comment by Marcus

OK, so what do YOU think of the ad then Marcus?

I’m all for praise, but that spot doesn’t represent the sort of work a BBH creative should masturbate furiously over …

Comment by Rob

I think it’s shit. I thought gorilla was shit, I thought paint and bunnies was shit.

Scamp doesn’t. That’s a refreshing counter-point to my otherwise miserable existance.

Comment by Marcus

So it’s going to be a good day isn’t it … 🙂

Comment by Rob

Dodds’ tears can only make it better.

Comment by Marcus

And there will be lots – I just hope he hasn’t used all the tissues for some other reason.

Oh god, I feel sick now …

Comment by Rob

and you bitch about the tone of this blog not being taken seriously, rob. you’re the one conjuring up images of mr dodds wacking off – not anyone else here…

Comment by lauren

Oh my god. Now someone has come out and said I feel really ill.

Comment by Marcus

Campbell! Campbell! Campbell!
Take care of yourself, and each other…

Comment by Rob Mortimer

scamp does seem to hang off juans cock…but the vitriol over at his makes this place seem like a kindergarten…

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