Tuesday, 13 January 2009
Advert as news stories #29
I know its the pinnacle of PR to get some gimmick featured on the news as a story. But is ESTATE AGENT TRIES GIMMICK really a good use of anyone's bandwidth?
(Insert generic rant about liscence fee payer's money)
They actually interviewed some real life teenagers! Who confessed to knocking over an ashtray last week! Its almost like that Brass Eye sketch where teenagers would sell ideas to roving film crews, "Yeah, someone pissed in the lift last week, it still smells."
I'm never going to make it in the world of PR and marketing, this sort of thing just makes me click, rant and switch off.
Ye gods, I watched Nathan Barley for the first time the other day. There's that episode where Dan Ashcroft has to write the article about the photographer who takes photies of celebrities pissing, but all I could think of was this round of articles I've seen lately in real life about an exhibition of photies of discarded bananas on the streets on London.
(Insert rant about the fall of civilisation when polished shit is raised to high art)
This is how the Roman Empire fell.
Oh, hang on, there's a goth at the front door. More later.