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As Good As It Is For Asian Advertising …
June 19, 2008, 3:22 pm
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… a lot of what Scamp is saying, is right – as is the guy who passes comment over on the PLF blog. [Not sure if the names he/she mentions are worthy of such a diatribe though!]

Whilst I appreciate that certain countries level of marketing sophisticatation is low [thus scam allows creatives to show just what they are capable of] this situation isn’t as widespread as it once was so it really upsets me when I see these things getting rewarded because, as I said here, anything is easy when you get to decide the brand, the strategy, the media and the business objective.

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Come on Asian creatives, are you going to let some white import insult you like that?

Comment by Bazza

OK – come and have a go if you think you’re hard enough ๐Ÿ™‚

Nah – in all seriousness, I’d love to hear from some Asian creatives regarding this issue.

Comment by Rob


Iโ€™m not sure if this is the appropriate manner in which to contact you but my daughter Rachel recommended that I read your webpage. I must say, that it is most interesting, even if it is (how should I put it) a tad colourful.

My daughter is studying Design for Communication at the University of Westminster and regards her father as more than a little dull. She has recommended that I review your webpage and pick up something that she refers too as โ€œthe vibeโ€.

Iโ€™m not sure what that means but I think that I would like to have a webpage too. How does one go about getting a webpage such as this?

Please accept my best regards,
John Johnston Jr. III.

Comment by John Johnston Jr. III.

I don’t read Scamps blog as much as i probably should, but what is it with all the anonymous comments there? are people so afraid of either being beaten up by him, or so afraid of losing their jobs or something else that they have to hide behind an anonymous time stamp? so this blog may be a little wacky (and colourful), but for the most part, people are brave enough to be who they are and say what they mean, which i think is fucking vital when it comes down to having a discussion. conversations happen here, rather than just opinionated sledging matches (andy vs rob matches aside).

Comment by lauren

Some person commented to that effect on scamp’s blog quite a while back . He’s pleased to be validated.

Comment by John

Dear Lauren,

I did not mean to insult when I termed this webpage colourful. If I have offended you then please accept my apologies.

Comment by John Johnston Jr. III.

dear triple j,
i wasn’t insulted. in fact i wasn’t even specifically responding to your comment – just threw the colourful thing in for good measure. it was more a comment on anonymous rascals over on scamp’s piece of real estate. sorry if you or your daughter mistook my intention.

Comment by lauren

First of all I need to say ‘hello’ to John Johnston Jr. III.

Now forgive me for saying that – but I am not sure if you are a wind up [so to speak]

Lets look at the facts [not in any order] …

1/ You have an interesting name
2/ The only “vibe” here, is the vibe of death
3/ Why would ANY daughter ask her Dad to visit

However … and this is the confusing bit … a UK based student called Rachel DOES communicate with us as regards marketing and advertising, so who the hell knows, it could be true.

If it is – then ‘welcome’ – and if it’s any consolation my 75 year old mother also finds my language ‘colourful’ … infact she finds it shocking because for my whole 38 years, I’ve never said a rude word infront of her.

Anyway have a read – it’s all rubbish – but if it means I’m “getting down with the kids”, then I won’t complain.

PS: The guy called ‘Dodds’ isn’t really a predator perv – you can feel safe ๐Ÿ™‚

Secondly, to answer Lauren’s comment.

I am in total agreement with what you’re saying.

I hate how people hide behind a cloak of silence when slagging people off … especially because they tend to be extremely violent in their comments when a more constructive explanation could be said without the fear of much ramification, even with their name associated with it.

I absolutely encourage people to say what they think on here and whilst I might take a counterpoint of view, I can’t see the point of having a blog if you only want to hear positive affirmations.

Jesus it’s blog world, not China.

Besides, no one has the monopoly of knowledge [except Andy of course] and the stuff I’ve learnt or thought about because of people’s comments [even highly critical ones] has been worth the pain of writing this thing every day, ha!

Only thing I am aware of is that to an outsider this blog can seem cliquey and I’d hate people not to write or argue for fear of being attacked.

If you talk shit, I’ll fight – but if we all handle this well then we can do good stuff … though as much as I like Scamp, he can go all ‘advertising lovey’ which probably encourages the evil that walk amongst us to react.

I’m not advocating it [well, not when you do it in secret] but we all can do with being pulled down a peg or 20 ๐Ÿ™‚

Comment by Robert

wow Rob, seems do no evil is really becoming part of your dna ๐Ÿ˜‰

Comment by niko

oh yeah – i’m not suggesting love-fest by any means…

Comment by lauren

I can assure you that I am quite real. I was simply following the instructions of my daughter who thinks that I need to become more interesting.

I thank you for your time and wish you good day. I shall not trouble you further.

Comment by John Johnston Jr. III.

Are you kidding JJJ … a bit of maturity round here is definitely needed.

C O M E B A C K!!!

Look, I can’t promise you anything that will be ‘interesting’ but it would be lovely to have you round here again. Go on, be a devil ๐Ÿ™‚

And Niko: you’re replacing Andy for being a mischievious little bugger. Well done!

Comment by Rob

I feel a hoedown coming up

Comment by niko

I think you’re right Niko, I’ve gone all ‘soft and lovely’ [wait till you see the post that appears tomorrow and next week] because I’ve just written a “hope we haven’t upset you, come back” email to Mr John Johnston Jr. III.

Thank god Andy is away or I’d be shot on sight ๐Ÿ™‚

Off to drinks [well, Diet Coke in a poncy bar that will charge me the same price as a 24 pack for a small, watered-down bottle] so have a top night all – even though I won’t be having one ๐Ÿ™‚

Comment by Rob

As I mentioned in my mail to Mr. Campbell I was not offended, just a little unsure. I have to admit that I\’m finding all of this Internet stuff rather confusing. I would be delighted to take part in your webpage as I hope to learn as much as possible and start a webpage of my own.

Comment by John Johnston Jr. III.

Bullshit, Dodds IS a predator perv.

You know, I don’t really care about the whole region thing but what really shits me about scam (press) ads is that they all look the fucking same. How on earth can imitation be rewarded like that??

Comment by Angus

I’m back.
Hello Triple j, you seem familiar

Comment by northern

..and are you third J J or the third JJ junior. Sorry to be a pedant.

Comment by northern

I’m sure he’s a distant cousin of mine.

Comment by Marcus Marcusson Mittel

Hello, I’m sorry but I’m confused. Is this some form of private joke?

p.s. I now have a webpage.

Comment by John Johnson Jr. III

woo hoo!!!

Comment by lauren

I’m back and got an email from Mr JJJ and all I will say is that his flow of language is very similar to someone we know in Germany.

I’m not calling him a liar, just that he has a double.

Comment by Rob

OK, I’m calling him a liar


Comment by Rob

woo hoo!! again.

Comment by lauren

Trouble maker ๐Ÿ™‚

Comment by Rob

triple j, your daughter is one smart cookie. i would take her advice. she knows where it’s at. although don’t get facebook – it’s so yesterday.

Comment by lauren

Hey triple J (just the name told me) it’s good to have you back. The internet was pretty lame without you somewhere out there.
Rob, I did not mean to insinuate that this blog is lame.

Comment by Seb


Comment by niko

awards for blatant scam just encourages more of the fucking thing.
theres a big difference between encouraging creativity and awarding it so why do so many creatives award scam when theyre judges then bitch about it when theyre back to being common creatives?
beattie stood up against it but where are all the others? hiding in the corner pretending the industry isnt built on fucking sand with the tide coming in.

Comment by andy@cynic

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