Friday, April 24, 2009

Wanted Ads Public Vote


Remember the Wanted Ads competition last month? The newspaper society uploaded all the work online so everyone can have a look and vote for their favorite. The brief was to promote HSBC's new world selection investment plan using local media. Tell us what you think of all the work.

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

I voted for you not because I thought your work was best but BECAUSE I LIKE YOU. Welcome to the world of advertising corruption.

Alex said...

Cheers Val for posting the link.

I voted for myself.

Anonymous said...

A lot of it can be 'who you know' not what you know.

Is there any benefit to winning the public vote Wal?

Anonymous said...

Well I guess the benefit is the 6 bottles of champagne... better than a kick up the ass..

Wal said...

don't know about the reward really, but you can see clearly, that the voting is a bit dodgy.

a single team get 50 votes in an the lunch hour on friday? it's a pity, it's totally manipulable.

Anonymous said...

If you can't beat them join them - get voting for yourselves time after time.

Or, perhaps vote numerous times for the team you truly believe deserve to win.

i'm not sure it's worth the effort really though!

Anonymous said...

The right team one.. Im an intern and im smiling confidently now. Thanks for posting this guys.

Anonymous said...

Damn i wish i had entered, most of these ideas seem truly awful, as for the scamps...

]-[appy Thought said...

Alex Bingham & Conrad was the best IMO

Wal said...

@happy, yepp, their ideas is well wicked, a tanned bank note, we looked at it today and said, fuck yes. but they failed the brief as it was all about local media, thats my guess anyway.

]-[appy Thought said...

Fair enough, answering the brief is pretty important...

Anonymous said...

A tanned bank note... fuck yes?... Come on Wal - if you can't see that's a glaring cliche then you're in the wrong business!

Anonymous said...

I liked Alex Allen & Joe Talboys' best, so I voted for them. But you can see how badly the voting system's getting played - the teams with jobs are sending all-agency emails pleading for votes.

Internet voting never works.

Anonymous said...

The brief was lame, the judging was lame, all the work was lame including the stuff we did. Why? Because everyone wanted to win by pleasing the clients. No real creativity got rewarded. Waste of time really.

Anonymous said...

God, if that is the best young talent!!!
Bloody awful, so much for simple ideas, I don't get most of them, especially yours j&w.

Anonymous said...

Why is everyone voting for these guys? if you actually look at the work on the site others have done much better - this should not be a popularity vote.

Anonymous said...

The guys that are top? Are they employed, or do they just sit at home on the dole, voting for themselves?

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