Last week's installment
of Rate The Ad
looked at media retailer fnac's use of the sleeveface trend to push its vinyl selection, with rocker-imposters recreating poses from Jim, Janis and Elvis. "heinous? or just powerful? I like it," comments Alikos. "it might be better with a background that add deeper/stronger meaning to the message." BDavis626 didn't hold back: "Reviving the dead for commercial purposes is one of the most heinous trends in advertising."
We've got another case of creative-go-round this week, though in a different form. For client Telstra's phone and data plan range, Aussie agency BWM updated Harry Nilsson's classic "Everybody's Talkin'" originally written by Fred Neil and the theme for Midnight Cowboy
So what do you think? Tasteful parody or legacy-polluter? below are lyrics for comparison, the best we could make out.