Can You Spot The Rip-Off? BBDO Vs. MARC

By SuperSpy 

Submitted for your approval, please find an ad for MARC, a Pittsburgh-based advertising firm. The shop is just getting big enough (nice work, guys) to be placing ads in the Addys journal and other likely outlets for the past year. The copy reads “So much for being well rounded.”

The ad next to it comes from this year’s Advertising Week book straight out of that big shop in the sky, BBDO. Their copy reads “Expand your creativity.”


Collective unconscious? Forgotten inspiration? Fuck it. Lets just call a spade, a spade. Rip. Off. But who ripped off who? BBDO claims it’s been running the ad for two years. Hmm…