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Monday, October 17, 2005

AdMedias mint, in packet

We have 10 or 11 copies of October's AdMedia, still in their plastic. Any
takers? Or should I put them on Trade Me.

( NB: These are all bundled with a free copy of Grill Magazine)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Roll them up neatly then halve them so they look like toilet rolls that way you'll be able to get rid of them

5:33 PM NZDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Would make great Xmas presents. Offers please.

6:54 PM NZDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I read mine in just 25 seconds yesterday.

But after wafting my way through the dross in the New Ads section with work from The Retail Agency, The Trying to be New Saatchi Agency, The Agency Thats Trying to be the New Saatchi but doesn't have the revenue to Hire Agency, The Old Guys Who left Saatchi but are making more money that anyone at Olde Saatchi Agency, and The Agency That Buys other Agencies in order to stay in Business but also wants to be the New Saatchi Agency, I realised that AdMedia needs a thorough makeover.

9:44 AM NZDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I liked the radio ad inclusion from Lowe.. in the what's new section.

9:48 AM NZDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

ahh, so the reason admedia's crap is because they spend all their time making bloody mints. it all makes sense now.

11:07 AM NZDT

Anonymous Jon said...

I don't think Admedia's crap. But even DG would agree it could be a hell of a lot better. I just think more creatives and suits need to get off their arses and write articles for it. Admedia just doesn't have the budget to pay a load of journalists to report on such a small industry.

11:14 AM NZDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get Karl to photocopy an article from Ad Age and send it to AdMedia.

Perhaps an article extolling the virtues of the Xerox 4200 colour printer versus an HP Colormax.

11:26 AM NZDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Agree that it could do with more contributions from us, and a bit more intellectual rigor from everyone involved.

What lets it (and many other trade mag)s down are pages and pages of flimsy advertorial devoted to supply industries - tv production one month, outdoor the next, then it's photography's turn etc.

Campaign Brief is guilty of this too, although they do it in a more insidious way - their Advertorials actually look like articles.

11:28 AM NZDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

If the industry is that small wouldn't it make it easier?

11:38 AM NZDT

Anonymous Jon said...

Yeah. I agree. I think it could be quite a fun magazine if it was given a boost though, did you know David Gapes used to run radio Hauraki and manage 'Hello Sailor',... PS/. Can the dude that is laying into Karl Fleet leave it alone?... it's definitely way too nasty for my liking. I like bitching, but this just defamation.

11:50 AM NZDT

Anonymous Concerned Citizen said...


Pros: Less photos of parties than CB

Cons: Totally uninspiring

11:59 AM NZDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

fight fight fight

Jon vs anonymous who lays into Karl

12:39 PM NZDT

Anonymous karljonymous said...

Maybe jon IS karl... or maybe karl IS anonymous... or maybe I'm just posting something cause i'm bored - apparently i'm not the first

1:23 PM NZDT

Blogger lynchy said...

Careful, all you anonymous ones. Without the trade press, who would know or care about any of you sods, or your ads, or your awards, or who you were seen with at lunch? No one would care, except the likes of Gapes and Lynchy. Without AdMedia, your industry would be much poorer, and like you, anonymous. You'd be totally lost without it. As CB is also getting slagged, I have to point out a few things in our defence: Without CB, for example, there would be no Kiwis invited to judge international awards like D&AD, Cannes and Clio. And even your jury quota at AWARD was increased considerably because of CB. (Although I suspect most of the anonymous ones are even more pissed off, as their sort are never invited to judge overseas shows. Or to the next CB Legendary Lunch for that matter, on December 8 at Rocco's). Anyway, apologies for being grumpy, it's a wet day in Hardy's Bay...

2:07 PM NZDT

Anonymous Suomy Nona said...

Agreed Jon. And if people plan on being a cunt and defaming others, they could at least have the balls to use real names instead of 'anonymous'

2:11 PM NZDT

Anonymous Lynchy junior said...

They don't speak for us all Lynchy...

2:13 PM NZDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

And without us you would not be so rich

2:27 PM NZDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

ok so maybe 'crap' was a bit harsh. But when you're deciding on ad of the month at least get a (decent) creative involved.

Remember when Karl was in 'The mole'? He got to the final.

5:22 PM NZDT


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