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Monday, October 17, 2005

Once upon a time...

It's a lovely spring day, the sun's shining, you're young, you're a student team , you've got a placement at a big agency, the birds are chirping and
THEN SOMEONE WHO SHOULD KNOW BETTER STEALS YOUR IDEA AND CLAIMS IT'S THEIRS, and then you get another placement at a bigger agency, the grass is green, the water's warm etc.

Things can turn on you really quickly...

24 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

shut up and get back to work.

12:55 PM NZDT

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What ever Karl.

1:05 PM NZDT

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmmm, let me guess, does the creative in question work at mojo? He's always doing that. You're not the first, or the last..

1:17 PM NZDT

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is that you, Mike?

2:00 PM NZDT

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is that you, Nick?

2:00 PM NZDT

 
Blogger Kat said...

And exactly 'how' did they steal your idea, little one?

2:10 PM NZDT

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For me, it was all explained in the sentence "someone steals your idea and claims it as theirs" but I may be missing something, Kat.

2:19 PM NZDT

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think she was meaning it might've been a case of coincidence or maybe they progressed your idea more.

3:21 PM NZDT

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shut up and get back to work! (And make sure it's bloody good so we can steal it off you)

3:24 PM NZDT

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have no idea what the fuck any of this is about.

3:34 PM NZDT

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh right, so you take someone's idea, push a few things around and voila. It's yours.

3:37 PM NZDT

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

or make it worse in some cases

3:39 PM NZDT

 
Anonymous Idi Amin said...

God was on placement?

3:42 PM NZDT

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FYI, the original post was not written by one of the aggrieved placement team.

4:28 PM NZDT

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah I heard they still want to run the ad for a Client that's not even theirs in the first place.

Heard Karl wasn't even going to credit them until some one hit him up about it.

This would add to the already growing list of Karl copies.

You could play where's the idea he didn't "borrow"

4:41 PM NZDT

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ouch.

4:45 PM NZDT

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm out of the loop on this whole thing but by reading this tread I've put together the following;

That there are a whole lot of people bagging on Karl Fleet in reference for a Coastguard service ad that he allegedly pinched by a placement team who was at Mojo and now at Saatchis.

Howzat? This is like Cluedo.

This industry is very small.

4:48 PM NZDT

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So it was Colonel Fleet in the library with the photocopier?

5:12 PM NZDT

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lets have a pool on what's the next ad he'll "reproduce"

5:27 PM NZDT

 
Anonymous David Bell said...

Hi guys,
I notice this thread is getting rather nasty. Maybe i could post a twenty thousand word essay about my axis students to lighten the tone.

5:31 PM NZDT

 
Anonymous red wine stain said...

Remember me David? I'm the red wine stain from Axis last year that was on your white shirt.

5:43 PM NZDT

 
Anonymous David Bell said...

Is that you Paul?

5:46 PM NZDT

 
Anonymous Stiffy said...

This guy 'anonymous' spends alot of time on here. Interesting name too.. is it Greek?

9:20 AM NZDT

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nasty? Truth hurts more like it

Anonymous is a wog

10:50 AM NZDT

 

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