A Copycat Spot, Or A Copydog Spot. Still Cute As Hell.

So Agency Spy is claiming that the following Pedigree spot is derivative of a music video from a band called Vitalic:

I like me some dogs. And slow-motion. So I like this spot. I suspect most dog lovers will, too.
But like my Talent Zoo column says, we’ll keep seeing similar ideas and techniques used more and more in advertising. The simpler a concept is, the easier it is to replicate — or the likelier it is to be thought up independently by more than one creative team. Something like this pops up every week these days. And this case, the agency in question is TBWA, Toronto.

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About Dan Goldgeier

Blogging on AdPulp since 2005, Dan Goldgeier is a Seattle-based freelance copywriter with experience at advertising agencies across the U.S. He is a graduate of the Creative Circus ad school, and currently teaches at Seattle's School of Visual Concepts. In addition, he is a regular columnist for TalentZoo.com. Dan published the best of his TalentZoo.com columns in a book entitled View From The Cheap Seats: A Broader Look at Advertising, Marketing, Branding, Global Politics, Office Politics, Sexual Politics, and Getting Drunk During a Job Interview. Look for it on Amazon in paperback and e-book editions.