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Be Careful Of Goals, You May Realize They Weren’t Worth Achieving …

As you know, I spoke at Cannes last month with the wonderful Martin Weigel.

While the talk seemed to have gone down very well, the best news was when an old colleague of mine [hello Maria] pointed me towards this …

Yes … that’s a picture of me and Martin ON GETTY IMAGES!!!

Better yet, there’s more than one of these online … there’s a whole range of them, all taken from our WARC presentation at Cannes.

Now as fun as appearing on getty images is – even if they called me the head of stratefy, rather than strategy – that’s not why I’m so happy.

As some of you know, there is a guy who appears in a whole host of stock photos who looks rather like me.

This is him …

If you still question whether we look alike, have a look at this …

See …

In other words, this guy is literally profiting off my – errrrm – looks.

Well, now I am appearing on Getty myself, I get to fight back.

Well I say that, but the idiot who thought it was a good idea to put me on Getty has shown just how mad they are by having the audacity to try and charge €475 for the pic.



Even my Mum wouldn’t pay more than a fiver – and that would be for both and she would still expect change – so while I’m pleased I’m finally giving my doppelganger a taste of his own medicine, it’s disappointing to know even the most insane billionaire in all of billionaireverseville would never buy these so I’m not robbing him off anything.


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The end of the world is now undeniable.

Comment by Bazza

I think that was obvious before this – but I accept this might be the icing on the cake.

Comment by Rob

Hilarious and scary. But mostly scary.

Comment by George

Priced not to sell.

Comment by Lee Hill

I think anything over $20 would have achieved that goal Lee. The current price point is overkill.

Comment by George

Wow … George and Lee piling on the shit. This is a new dawn for this blog and I don’t know if I like it.

Comment by Rob

this is the fucking best thing that will happen to me today. all i need is the queen to call you a planning twat and its job fucking done.

Comment by andy@cynic

While that is a lot of money for a photograph of you, by Getty price standards, it is a low price. Sorry.

Comment by Pete

Thanks Pete. Thanks a lot.

Comment by Rob

stop fucking whining campbell. some twat thought you were worth photographing and for once it wasnt the fucking police.

Comment by andy@cynic

who the fuck would buy a photo of you.
but if it was on a dart board, they would fly out the fucking door.
im a entrepreneurial fucking genius.

Comment by andy@cynic

Has Rob bought one for himself yet?

Comment by Northern

Bet he bought one for all his enemies.

Comment by DH

That actually sounds a very Rob thing to do.

Comment by Pete

Allof them? Even he has got that sort of money.

Comment by John

He would find a way to get them to pay for it.

Comment by Bazza

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