Do What The Client Says. Or Else.

According to The Financial Times, a Y&R subsidiary in Zimbabwe has been assisting the re-election campaign of Robert Mugabe.
Below, an example ad courtesy of British political commentator Iain Dale.
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Now that the light has been shined on this batch of cockroaches, WPP is divesting itself of the Y&R subsidiary.
I really like the “100%” callout at the top. What’s next? “Now–with extra thuggery!”

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.

  • http://adpulp.com David Burn

    Cockroaches don’t make very appealing ads either. If you’re going to do propaganda, do it right!

  • veedub

    i just love the fact that he’s still selling independence thirty years after the fact.
    and what is that grainy image at the top? zimbabweans carrying a colonial on a portable hammock?