Once again, spec creative work has gotten an agency and its corporate client in trouble. The ridiculous fake ads for the Ford Figo from JWT India led to the firing of at least two people and the automaker spending a good chunk of last week apologizing profusely.
So how do marketers prevent this from happening to them? Quite simply, start kicking ass and taking names. Back in the good old days, creatives would mock up these ads and most would simply disappear. A handful might end up at awards shows, but the resulting controversy was limited to the ad industry and few consumers noticed the ensuing (and empty) apologies and promises to do better.
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