Wednesday, March 22, 2006


Australia's creative messiah Dave Droga makes the cover of the latest U.S. Creativity magazine, which looks at the launch of Droga 5 in both LA and New York. It looks like he was on the same CB shoot as the Saatchi & Saatchi, NZ creative department - the pic appeared in our NZ Agency of the Year issue.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

That Droga is such an unoriginal hack.

11:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

dave's cover is getting a few laughs here in the usa. just a little self important..??

have to hand it to him, he does the PR thing well.

11:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hello??? One is about rebirth and the other is about changing tides. Totally different but not.

12:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For fuck sake. If it was taken outside the office no one would say shit.

3:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He's lost it. Over and out in my opinion.
- an ordinary creative

3:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

11:40AM is probably joking. But 3:32PM is just talking (typing) out of his arse.

3:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Proof that no one can make it out of this blog alive.

Just imagine, the perfect creative, kind, generous, award winning, client sales go up, business improves then they produce the greatest ads of all time as voted by Canne, D&AD and Bert Newtons 20 to 1. It still wouldn't matter, some bitter jealous creative would still find something wrong with them to gripe about.

For christ sake, by my reckoning there is no good creatives/agencies/people anywhere in this world according to this blog.

4:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Adnews was right calling this blog the domain of the bitchy creative mafia. Maybe every time you post, you have to include your latest work ...

4:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah right. As if Warren Brown is going to attach one of his tragic XXXX Gold ads...

4:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't be silly. Didn't you know Warren worked in all the best
agencies in London? Didn't he tell you?

The man's a genius. He told me so.

5:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well that worked. More bitching. Great. Just what we need on this blog ...

6:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Adnews was only partially right.....the mafia are a threat, these guys are pussies

6:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So, how many D&AD Pencils did you say you'd won?

And how many agencies have your name on the door?

6:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow! I love this blog. I remember the aussies in london always said the poms were whingers but man, they obviously hadn't seen this blog!


7:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a bunch of pricks you all are. Why is no-one asking why supposedly intelligent people agreed to be shot in a way that makes them look like total ad wankers?

7:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wieden, riswold, hegarty, alex b etc would never/have never posed like this.

too busy building agencies and brands - doing great work for real clients.

7:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fucking hell guys.

I thought this blog was bitchy but Droga?

One phone call from him and every one of us would be on a plane to New York.

Name one agency or CD in Australia you'd rather work for. Just fucking one.

Christ, this blog needs to start looking very deeply at its own creative output before taking out people who've achieved way more than any five of us put together.

On ya Droga. Fly the fucking flag mate.

8:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oi 8:49 AM....Two words, Jon Kneebone!

9:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ok. It was a hypothetical question admittedly but thanks for picking the one guy I forgot about.

Leaving aside Glue, who else?

10:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dave Johnson?

10:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why do you all care so much?

Do you realise that you're the only people in your world that care about these fickle issues? The public don't care [who you make ads for] and real creatives [like proper designers, authors, scriptwriters] don't either.

It's a cover of a dumb magazine. Who cares? Chill out I'm sure that image been done a million times...just like every ad that everyone in this blog has done.

Plus the covers are way different...Droga's water looks way more dangerous.

Instead of whinging maybe the energy would be better used making something eh?

10:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's stop all negative blogs. Instead of writing back to someone; who obviously has no idea in the same vein,
write a positive blog.

There are lots of great creatives in our industry that I admire and you're probably one of them.

Now, how good is Droga!
He's living the dream.

Share the love.

12:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who the hell is "Kat". And what the fuck has SHE ever done?

She can't even use a bloody semicolon properly. And questions deserve question marks, not exclamation marks.


12:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My point exactly Hack.

1:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fuck off Hack.

1:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmmm. Interesting. Never thought a cover would cause this much controversy.

1:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i don't like where they put the barcode. Perhaps it would have been better centred?

1:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have a brief for a client who wants promote an air freshener with a seafood scent.

Any ideas?

Fanta Pants

1:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe ask "droga"?

2:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dave is a legend and a top, down to earth bloke. Maybe it was the magazines idea to use the headline 'changing tides' and maybe the magazine's art director proposed droga appear in this way....just maybe.

So, what is wrong with Dave wanting some PR for his new business. Name a company that's starting out that wouldn't kill for some PR....!!!

Anyone that cans Dave really just needs to look at where he is now and where you are now and then put your dream cap on. Good old jealously will not make it happen for you.

5:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yep, dave is a good guy.

most creatives want to do/oversee famous work.

some want to be famous.

dave is one of the few that can pull off both. it's a fine line and he has the smarts to it make it work.

good luck too him and his venture. we all benefit from great advertising.

(nb: the majority of people winning cannes, one show and d&ad prefer to keep a low profile, they don't have publicists and just concentrate on the work.)

9:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Look at that.

A little bit of positive energy and suddenly the blog's a place of forward thinking, rather than bitchy gobbing by junior hacks.

Nice one.

(It won't last though, will it.)

10:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just want to know who enters Canne, One Show, D&AD etc, & wants a low profile? Why else would you enter?

10:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

10:16 i'll give you an example. rob de florio the president of mother in NYC was asked by the new york times to speak on a panel about small agencies winning big business in new york. he declined because he though a) he didn't have anything new and interesting to say and b) he'd rather be working on the next campaign.

scott goodson from strawberryfrog, who has never done anything and whose agency is about to lose their only client that pays their bills is on the panel and will stand up and sprout some crap about how he has reinvented communication.

some people want to do famous work. some people want personal fame. i am surprised you can't recognize subtle but big the difference.

10:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

10:16, there's an 's' on the back of 'Canne.'

11:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The amount of self-proclaimed rockstars in advertising really stains me. You'd think we were curing cancer, not writing about it. I should have been an accountant.

P.S Would much rather be in Dave's position than mine. He's laughing at every one of you chumps who throw smack his way. But keep coming up with ideas for your friend's new bar. You'll probably get free drinks and scam an award! Then you can throw out your very own Blue Steel in the next issue of Adnews.

1:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ok, the solution is simple...and please accept my aplogy for coming back the original blog.

I wanna solve this once and for all.


O'Sullivan and Droga have a bare knuckle fight in knee-deep water to decide the winner.

Now, that would be constructive.

Oh! And while they're there. Let's throw Furby and Nobay into the ring...shit that would be an awesome fight...

Hmmm...who else?

Cummins Vs Siimon

That's a fucking good match up too.

Oh, Garry Horner Vs Matt Eastwood

And one more...

I know Emma Hill can fight James McGrath.

Who's keen? Who's ready? Arrrrrrre you rrrrready?

1:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about Matt McGrath versus absolutely everybody in the advertising community?

From how he describes us, he's spoiling for a good thumping.

2:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nah, fight of the century would be Spiller vs Cummins. It'd be round 2 actually. Only drawback, Spiller gorilla would win in 30 secs.

2:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kat, you could be my AD any day.

3:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

O'Sullivan would kill Droga. Furby would kill Nobay.

O'Sullivan v. Furby might be an interesting match-up though...

4:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They are both fat. So who gives a fuck?

4:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Naked Jelly Sumo wrestling for Furbs and Nobby, I reckon...

9:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1:30pm yesterday, would you keep the barcode at the base or tuck it up to the left of the type above?

9:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

While the Plagiarism Police are out and about, has anyone seen the lame new Australian Pepsi ad with the guy putting on a bunny suit at a greyhound track and assuming the role of the hare? It's a carbon copy of last year's Solo ad.

11:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wieden is actually arranging an inter-agecy boxing competition between portland's shops. contestants, male and female, get a months training then there's a big event one night.

should be comedy.

7:10 AM  

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