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Don’t Make It Worse …
January 24, 2017, 6:15 am
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So when I was in Sydney recently, I saw this …

Look, I get that people in IT are still often viewed as acne riddled, socially inept individuals that listen to Norwegian death metal, have no girlfriend/boyfriend and masturbate into a sock – or something – but seriously, is this the sort of image you want to portray to potential customers?

Sure, the ad says ‘they help with leads’ – not to mention they are allegedly the #1 digital marketing firm in Sydney [which I’d love to know how they determine] but when the person in the ad looks like the sort of person who could only connect you to pedophiles, is that the sort of image you really want to convey?

And what about the people who work there?

Do they really like being promoted as the sort of person last seen in ‘Revenge of the Nerds’?

I get our industry can take itself too seriously sometimes, but I also think we often go to the other extreme with rubbish like this and the countless embarrassing singing bullshit so many of them love to do.

Which all goes to show that for an industry that says we help business communicate itself to the public in the most commercially valuable of ways, we’re pretty shit at doing it ourself.

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Welcome to your future George, Pete and Baz.
Lucky escape Andy.

Comment by DH


Comment by Bazza

+ 1 Baz.

Comment by Pete

the last time i saw pete, he looked like hed arrived at his fucking future.

Comment by andy@cynic

So says the man who is stuck in 1994.

Comment by Pete

+ 1 DH

Comment by Rob

How to make people who don’t understand technology feel better when having to deal with technology. The target audience is Donald Trump.

Comment by DH


Comment by Bazza

Have you got emoticon mad?
I literally don’t know what this one is supposed to mean.

Comment by DH

Isn’t it obvious? Orange shits will kill us all.

Comment by Bazza

apple is in safe fucking hands with bazs knowledge of cutting edge culture.

Comment by andy@cynic

Wait for the launch of the iPadYoof. Only a matter of time. [Sorry Baz]

Comment by Rob

Don’t worry Rob, I know you’ll be launching a bioscarf for yoof soon too.

Comment by Bazza

Is that public yet?

Comment by Bazza

Bit late now isn’t it Baz.

Don’t worry, it’s official.

Anyone wanting to buy a stylish scarf to stop pollution rather than a crappy mask … go here.

It stops 95% of airborne particles, is eco friendly, manufactured fairly and for every one bought, we will give one to someone living in a dangerous area for free.

This ad was brought to you by Rob’s pension scheme.

Comment by Rob

Finally. Congratulations on finally getting this out Robert.

Comment by George

isnt the web called digital these days to make the fuckers sound cutting edge? explains their target audience fucking perfectly.

Comment by andy@cynic

According to their website they also do campaign planning, so I see why you’re running scared.

The website also shows that they all wear the same corporate T-shirt and has a useful section where you can ask them to contact you for help with difficult digital problems. You’re welcome

Comment by John

Google must be shitting themselves.

Comment by Billy Whizz

I would love to know the staff retention rate of The Website Marketing Group. But it appears they know their audience, small business that don’t understand the internet, or I hope they do.

Comment by Pete

This isn’t recent dude!

Comment by Sucker sock

Yes it is … I saw it 4 weeks ago.

OK, a month is a month, but for me, that’s super relevant.

Comment by Rob

To be fair, if anyone on this forum put their picture on their organisation’s literature the companies would fold overnight, not even Rob in a sports jacket would work here (sweater vest maybe)

Comment by northern

That can be arranged.

Though you in your PINK cycle shoes would have to come first.

Comment by Rob

Since I’ve shared a Jacuzzi with clients pink cycle shoes (however fetching) are pretty moot

Comment by northern

When the client moans and sighs,
Make his logo twice the size.
If he still should prove refractory,
Show a picture of the factory.
Only in the gravest cases
Should you show the clients’ faces!

(David Ogilvy).

Comment by Ian Gee

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