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Is Marcus A Devious Bastard?
September 14, 2017, 6:15 am
Filed under: A Bit Of Inspiration, Brand Suicide, Comment, Marketing Fail, Standards, Talent

A few weeks ago I wrote about a Facebook ad Marcus sent me.

It was for some tech support social platform and – alarmingly – featured an illustration that looked very much like me.

As in, it looked EXACTLY like me.

Well either Marcus was behind it or he’s frequenting some very weird places on the net, because he just sent me another one.

Yes, another!

Same company.

Same social platform.

Same – but in a different pose – illustration of me.


I know we keep talking about the personalisation of ads, but this is ridiculous.

It also shows an alarming lack of strategy, because anyone worth their salt would know I wouldn’t want to be part of something I’m part of.

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Don’t get too down about it Rob, the picture makes you look better than you are.

Comment by DH

That makes me feel so much better. Thanks. Thanks a lot.

Comment by Rob

If there’s an illustration of this guy in a bad t-shirt, wearing birkenstocks and reading a gadget magazine then you have proof.

Comment by DH

Deviant strategy.

Comment by John

Has anybody tried switching you on and off again?

Comment by John

so many fucking times but the off switch is the fucking problem.

Comment by andy@cynic


Comment by DH

spot the fucking egomaniac who thinks everything is about him.

Comment by andy@cynic

Come on, tell us….what does that desk taste like? Just kidding.

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Comment by Lee Hill

It has nothing to do with me, sadly. But it does give me an idea…

Comment by Marcus

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