Thursday, September 13, 2012

Balagh rakm wahad: Steal this ad...


 
Research credit: Beirut/NTSC research department
In a very recent post, I said that the above ad for the army may or may not have been "inspired by" the Pirelli ad. As a reply, a comment by Mr. Anonymous said: "People like you, who lack an understanding of what plagiarism means, are what make the industry a sad place to work."
True, I owe Mr. Anonymous an apology. The ad was not stolen..... From Pirelli, it was stolen from D-Fence a company that makes barbed wires.... Now Mr. Anonymous, tell me who is making this industry "a sad place" - you? And your stealing of other people's ads or me, who exposes your petty lies?
Whatever the answer, the ad IS stolen.
I must congratule "my research department" who spent a sleepless night to get this one straight, so on behalf of my readers I thank them - they are badly paid you know!

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good One! and for the Anonymous..he'd better stay anonymous, period.

Anonymous said...

Ok now that I have to concur with you. I have no relations to the agency behind, nor do I endorse
But if there's one thing I hate more, it's false accusations of plagiarism, for instance telling someone he's a copyca because someone else used collage.

Your previous was a clear of example of. But

Anonymous said...

Ok, now that you've cleaned up your act, I have to concur with you. I have no relations to the agency behind this ad, nor do I endorse thievery. But if there's one thing I hate more than copycats, it's people who use the word "copycat" loosely. For instance, accusing someone of plagiarism because he used a "tree" in his ad.

The previous post was a false accusation of plagiarism. This, however, is a proof that the idea was done before (be it intentional or by accident).

Anonymous said...

Hey anonymous...first if'll exuce me ..cuz my english is very bad...second..Do u live in leb? .. i knwo how things works here....PLAGIARISM AND INSPIRATION ARE NOT DIFFERENT HERE...and INSPIRATION AND BEING INSPIRED BY A ANOTHER CONCEPT ALREADY DONE ISN'T SO DIFFERENT ALSO...thi is a FORMULA created by LEBS.. TO FOOL THE PEOPLE......SO realy why should i be afraid of telling the truth...and why should a cleint pay up to 40 000 $ for a stolen campaign(i'm not talking about this one)...PLS THINK ABOUT IT BEFORE U MAKE ANY COMMENT... UR SATYING ANONYMOUS..SO DO I...SO DON'T GET TOO NERVOUS IT WON'T HELP U ANYWAY.

Anonymous said...

AND OH BTW...CONCUR with who? YOU...what do want a battle....MAN..gog et a life ..OR VISA..it's better

Anonymous said...

Plagiarism is everywhere, i just saw this ad today and realized similarities

Ad: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBqxZAf3_FE

and this video clip:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2lM5C6eoNE

Tarek Joseph Chemaly said...

When it comes to video clips, stealing is rampant. There's one of Pascale Machaalani (the one where's she's supposed to be a bride left at the altar) which is the EXACT replica of the movie Sex and the City.... Thanks for sharing (now, just out of curiosity, are you the same anonymous or another one?)

Anonymous said...

Hi I JUST WANT TO REPLY....I'M NOT THE ANONYMOUS WHO POSTED THE VIDS...I'M THE ONE WHO WANTED TO STAY ANONYMOUS ;)...MESSAGES CONTAINING HIGCAPS ARE MINE....AND BTW U CAN KNOW ME CUZ I DO A LOT O MISTAKE...3 IN ONE PHRASE..THAT'S IT I'V DONE MY PART...DONNO WHO IS THE OZER ANONYMOUS..HOPE HE'LL DECLARE...BASS BT WNO ONE CAN FIGHT PLAGIARISM...I KNOW THAT..JUST TO SAY THAT I CAN'T STAND THE FACT THAT PIPL SAY THAT IT'S NORMAL...THAT'S IT...I'M DONE 4 2DAY :p

Anonymous said...

I think there are three different anonymous people in this post. The one who posted the video, the one who writes in all caps, and me (the smart one).

Tarek Joseph Chemaly said...

If you are "the smart one" how come no one taught you to write your name?

Wes said...

I poste the ad after it was discussed in a class on decision science and overconfidence and remembered the video clip. I rarely post but you are on my rss feed for quite a while now and like the insights you have.

Tarek Joseph Chemaly said...

Thanks "Wes"... Good to know someone is reading!