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  1. barbara walsh
    August 27, 2012 @ 5:43 pm

    Darren: I had a good chuckle from your video. Had a similar experience recently with my painting contractor who was somewhat “talked into” a “great” print ad deal. Well the print ad just pulled info. from his business card and the background was rainbow. Yuk! He complained and luckily didn’t have to pay. Also, a few years ago he had a phone book ad where they used several starburst images! I would agree that few publications have seasoned graphics people who care about the client’s ad.

    • Darren
      August 27, 2012 @ 5:52 pm

      Thanks Barbara! It IS amazing isn’t it?

  2. Chris Spoerl
    August 28, 2012 @ 6:55 am

    The “MFCEO” is on the fence about print media, and we actually met with a rep last Friday trying to peddle garbage advertising in a similar mag. I am so scared to invest the money in an ad, and it produces no results. – HENCE your only chance is to develop a great ad. – Thanks Darren.

  3. Patrice Olivier-Wilkson
    September 25, 2012 @ 2:22 pm

    Hilarious and on point. Shameless plug: We filter ad sales calls for our clients. Keeps folks from getting talked into bad choices.

  4. Doug F.
    July 25, 2013 @ 5:35 pm

    I agree with the junk rag ads. But I think there is still something to be said about other print channels…… just sayin…..