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21
Sep
11

creative animals


Original

Client: Northwestern National Life

Country: USA

Less Original

Client: Teledymag commercial directory

http://www.teledymag.com

Country: Kuwait

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13
Oct
10

Copy cat 2010 award of the year goes to Seif El Degwi


The above is screen shoot of the “Artist” Deviant Art page caprozo911 http://caprozo911.deviantart.com/gallery/#_featured , notice that 85% of his work is either copycat, cliche’ or ghost ads!!! We have featured Seif’s “work” in the past in seperat posts so I will not duplicate the effort. Instead I will just post the links to the above examples from this blog and you can draw your own conclusions.

This is what happens when you copy and paste

Talent for sale

head shot

another #$$ hole

Smoking ghost

 

Self portrait of the “Designer” wearing his crown with the GAP logo which we all know is an abbreviation of Guy And Proud.

25
Aug
10

Bugging facts about copy-cats secret tonic


Link: The very same haircut / Parasitisme créatif ?

Special Thanks to Joe La Pompe for e-mailing me this copy-cat example from Dubai.

Released: March 2005
Brand name: STRONGHOLD PET & HOME ANTI-PARASITIC
Agency: D’ADDA LORENZINI VIGORELLI BBDO
Country: Italy
Category: Miscellaneous
Tags: PressAdvertising Agency: Tonic International, Dubai, UAE
Creative Director: Vincent Raffray
Art Director: Peter Walker
Copywriter: Vincent Raffray
Photographer: Rainer Holz
Published: August 2010
08
Jan
10

paper plane


Publihsed in Campaign ME, January 15th 2006. Page: 28.

11
Oct
09

Royalty-free images and their abuse by advertising agencies in Kuwait


Focus Nov 2004156

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Published in Focus Middl East Marketing Intelligence Report.  November 2004. Pages: 16 – 17.

Stock photography consists of existing photographs that can be licensed for specific uses. Publishers, advertising agencies, graphic artists, and others use stock photography to fulfill the needs of their creative assignments.

A customer who uses stock photography instead of hiring a photographer can save time and money, but can also sacrifice creative control. – Wikipedia

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10
Sep
09

Gulf Marketing Review


GMR001

GMR – Gulf Marketing Review 2006

GMR002

Self promotion ad for a Science Faction stock photo library published in Communications Arts magazine August 2006. issue number: 346. Page: 229.

01
Sep
09

The return of the star tribe


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Client: Mitsubishi

Country: Kuwait – August, 2009.

Source: Mitsubishi: We Love You Thaaaat Much!

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Featured in Al Rai daily Kuwaiti newspaper. Page: 24.

notice that both photos are from members of the Star Tribe.

I thought we were through with this phase, I thought I had exterminated these pirated stock images in Kuwait after exposing them in my previous research published in Awraq magazine back in 2004; however It seems some nostalgic Desk Top Publishers have made a come back and awakened them from their tomb. So be it. Here we go again.

Awraqx001

Client: BKME (Bank of Kuwait & the Middle East)

Agency: Horizon FCB

Country: Kuwait

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