Another Bus Stop Ad

Andrew Stephens, Wednesday the 5th of June, 2013

It This post was automatically imported from my old sandfly.net.nz blog. It may look a little weird since it was not originally written for this format. is good to see the team behind the pulpy orange juice ad are still hard at work.

Hack 1: So how should we sell this new cell phone from a company nobody has heard of? Apple and Samsung use their ads to showcase their key differences in a crowded market. Should we do likewise?

Hack 2: Naaw. Sounds like a lot of bother. Just pick a stock photo at random and paste in a tiny product photo in the corner so people can tell it is a phone.

Hack 1: Great idea. According to the brief, the client needs us to highlight their product's numerous outstanding features.

Hack 2: Hmmm, our copywriter is on maternity leave but I am sure we will be able to come up with something.

Later...

Hack 1: This is the best stock photo, it still looks a bit bland.

Hack 2: No problem, my cousin is a whiz with photoshop.

Hack 1: Sounds expensive, tell him we'll only pay for one hour of his time.

Hack 2: He is used to working fast. He was the guy who did Gollum for Lord of the Rings.

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