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Monday, March 06, 2006

juniors cheeky enough to ask for help.

Hello there,
my name is Lazrus Simons and together with my partner Stefan Tarr, we intend on conquering the ad world. Unfortunately when your unemployed, your neither conquering or even persuading, so we are hoping you lovely people here at creative circle can help....We would love if you could post a small ad for us on your blog to beg, bully or influence the reading public into giving us a placement or job of some kind? We're as keen as the last pair to post with you guys, but I couldn't for the life of me, work out how to start a post! We can also claim to be the craziest ideators in the world. Just to add - we are ex students of Axis Ad School, so we are fresh meat ready to cook in the basement of any agency with the courage and ball-etto's to give us a chance.
Thanks for your time either way, I'm off to iron my mothers lapel's.
Yours sincerely
Lazrus Simons
021529787 or surzal@hotmail.com
P.s.Im the art director, so please excuse any mistakes in the england.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good luck guys. Just get that book in front of people. If the ideas are great you can't lose. If they're not quite great, ask how they could be made great.

11:05 PM NZDT

Blogger Uncle Bim said...

Careful of them fullas that tell yous it's shit, then publish your work before you've even left their agency bro!

3:16 AM NZDT

Blogger leanmeanfightinmachine said...

May the force be with you.

Good luck....charge up the power converters boys and get out there.

You will do it.


9:12 AM NZDT

Anonymous diction-nazi said...

I'm sorry but writing 'your' instead of you're is inexcusable.

9:48 AM NZDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your a prick Nazi.

Guys, Just ignore him.

10:10 AM NZDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go well, go shell. You guys will do well. Just throw your book around all the agencies and here's a tip that not all students do... if a CD tells you something. Do it. If they say progress one of your campaigns - do it before going to the next shop. Many a time I've seen the same book go around all the agencies without any changes or progression to make it better.

11:03 AM NZDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with 9.48. How slack. If you can't even get your own self-promotion speil right what hope is there?

11:44 AM NZDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Absabloodylutely. If you can't tell you're yours from you're you'res you should ask you'reself if your copywriter should have checked you're copy.

11:55 AM NZDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah anyway, more importantly, where's my copy of CB? Maggazino gave up on stocking it and It seems like ages ago since the last one turned up... any of youse got the one with the 3 nobbys on the front yet?

12:06 PM NZDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

there is alot people on this site who talk shit....stick to the thread you frecks....i.e. two jnrs looking for work who need a hand.

if you want to start a thread on spelling or where is your magazine go for it.

Come on everyone...

12:31 PM NZDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...


12:36 PM NZDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fuck off 12:31... you're a cum-guzzling, anal-raping butt bandit.

12:47 PM NZDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I second that. So, wheres my mag?

12:52 PM NZDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

That alligator drawing rocked yesterday

1:00 PM NZDT

Anonymous eatshit said...

The best way to get a job in advertising hasn't changed - you and yer mate come up with kick arse ideas for real world clients (no wacky condom ads please) next trundle them around till it gets you in the door somewhere. Remember you gotta be better than the creatives already there if you're after their jobs and salaries. Then you work your arse off for free chips and beer till you are capable of turning round great work reasonably fast. And just as importantly capable of turning round the daily pap that pays the bills. To be indispensible you need to do both well.

That's it. I really don't think there is much more to say about that in this thread.

(However I'd like to know where my campaign brief is too)

1:13 PM NZDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

1.13 well said. as for 12.31 you are a one frustrated creative....back the neck tag promo's weirdo.

1:33 PM NZDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Valid point 9:48...

If you're gonna do a piece of self promo, surely you want to come across as professional and articulate. Especially with this crowd. Being an art director is no excuse, if you're a crap writer then get your copywriter to do it.

I'm not trying to slag you off but I think it's definately something you should think about next time.

Good luck

2:14 PM NZDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

OK, time for the one true way to really get a job in advertising.

Practice your best english accent, ring up the CD, say you're from London, and hey bingo, you're in.

Talent not required.

3:08 PM NZDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Definitely agree with you 2:14.

3:26 PM NZDT

Anonymous evenmeanerfightingmachiner said...

LMFM sucked his boss for his job.

3:32 PM NZDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is boring. Any porn?

3:52 PM NZDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

LMFM says i don't have a boss. And my last one (5yrs ago) was a lovely lady and....actually she was your mum. So for the first time i actually agree with you on something.

Back to the neck tags...EMFM


3:56 PM NZDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...


Get back to work.

These boys need help.

I have no job, so i'm no help.


4:19 PM NZDT

Anonymous stiffy said...

Holy shit... I just found out that poos and wees rhymes with cheese...
This is disastrous, what am I gonna tell my parents?

4:39 PM NZDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I conquered the ad world once.... now I work at Lowe.

5:13 PM NZDT

Blogger dubsie said...

Hey Laz.
We were in the same position last year. What you need to do is go back and see the same people. But make sure you change the book according to what people say. Don't go back with the same stuff that pissed them off last time. You may want to try smaller or less applealing agencies first off. Once you get your foot in the door you'll find people are more then wiling to introduce to you to others and help you out. Once you know people in the industry it becomes alot easier. You had some good work though bro so keep it up. After a few knocks, a door will open (mind the pun).

7:15 PM NZDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Agree with the last comment. But make sure you are seeing people who do work you respect. Those are the people you want to work for and those are the ones you want advice from. But listen to everyone. You can disagree when you get home at night.

And mostly, stay off this blog. Nothing good to be learned on here.

9:09 PM NZDT

Anonymous Jello Biafra said...

Most of all, don't do the old 'I'd die to get into advertising' gag, and turn up to an agency in a coffin.

The same goes for the 'I'd give my right arm...' gag.

Also, don't send in your work in a booklet form beforehand, and don't include shite work as a filler.

As the saying goes, 'Show them how good you are, not how bad you are.'

Christ, fuck, I'm being helpful.

I might go an slag off someone on the aussie blog.

9:04 AM NZDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

agree with the 'listen to people who's work you respect' comment. when i was shopping my book round as a junior I got my work slagged by a few bitter CD's who were stuck in agencies doing shite (gordon clarke if you're listening - get fucked). but the good ones are constructive and mostly good cunts to boot.

10:06 AM NZDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

God bless Gordon Clarke. Didn't he lose all of Y&R's clients with the help of Scutts?

11:15 AM NZDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes... Gordo. He never did quite master the concept of being nice.

11:43 AM NZDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gordy had great eyebrows though. And Karl rates him.

1:12 PM NZDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do you remember that night when Gordon forced all the Y&R.thinking employees to watch him do a 'puppetry of the penis' show. Fuck man, I can still remember the goose neck.

1:46 PM NZDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

So this blog can't be accused of only slagging people off, I'd like to announce that Jello Biafra is funny. I wonder if I know him?

4:51 PM NZDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

clue, he used to work with rob jack

6:38 PM NZDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well it ain't Catmur

9:42 PM NZDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...


9:44 PM NZDT

Blogger king dick said...

Fuck I piss myself reading the Gordo comments. For anyone in doubt he really was a cunt. And I mean CUNT. We went and showed him our book one day and he through an absolute spaz. Then he passes us while we we're sheltering from the rain on the front door and he says "You bloody two still here?'

Still he's not alone in that dubious honour. A few big bastards (size wise) round town spring to mind.

10:48 PM NZDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gordo "through an absolute spaz". I'm not surprised if your england was as bad as that. You're meant to be in the fucking communication business and you can't even tell the difference between 'threw' and 'through' for fuck's sake.

8:48 AM NZDT

Blogger Uncle Bim said...

Second that too cus!

2:29 AM NZDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

As regards 9.48, you spelled 'spiel' incorrectly, and I figure 'hypocrite' is probably beyond you as well.
Pardon me for the tardy response but I had better things to do than tear down a couple of innocent adschool urchins.
nzdestructivecircle.bilespot.com is truly a sad thing, I hope you sponsor a child or wear poppies as a token attempt to atone for your sad 14 year-old bully habits.
If you think an ad is shit, back it up and do something better. In the context of this blog, that's a truly original idea.

Have a nice weekend living with yourself,


7:45 PM NZDT


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