Obsessed With Advertising? This Is the Awards Show for You

Dallas Addys poke fun at the business

Obsessions. We all have them. I'd like to think I'm obsessed with creating great content, but my AdFreak posts prove otherwise. Cue these Addy Awards promos for AAF Dallas by TM Advertising—a series of silly, inspired meditations on the obsessive nature of the agency biz. Highlights include "The Tantrum," with a youthful creative (in jeans and T-shirt, of course) having a full-throated, carpet-kicking freakout over a client's proposed changes to his campaign; and "Baby Casting," an adoption-bureau scenario where an agency staffer invokes industry standards to choose a son or daughter ("This one has broad market appeal, but that outie belly button is just gross"). With more than 130,000 overall YouTube views so far ("Tantrum" has 80,000), the work is eclipsing its original mandate (the show was held on Feb. 9) and gaining broader appeal. Garnering the most attention from ad blogs is "The Mural." The edgiest of the lot, it shows adman daddy savaging his infant son's magic-marker-on-a-wall artistry: "Your kerning is way off—it's too loose, buddy. You ever heard of f*cking ligature? … You keep this up, you're gonna be a copywriter." Hey, it beats account planning any day! More spots after the jump.