Adding insult to injury, the buzz pimps at Metal Rabbit thought it would be a terrific idea to send this email directly out to entertainment advertising agencies:
Subject: Re-release poster design contest for THE ARTIST (The Weinstein Company)
The Weinstein Company is re-releasing The Artist in theaters on Friday May 11. To commemorate this event, we recently launched a contest to design the official re-release poster. We are seeking original submissions that capture the essence of the film. The winning submission will be featured the Facebook page of The Artist and The Weinstein Company with a link pointing back to the firm or to the individual artist, whichever you prefer. The winner will also receive a framed, professionally-printed theater size version of their winning design.
• Once approved, the designs will be added to the slider so other fans can see your work
• Submissions must be received by May 15
• The winning design will be announced May 16
Seriously? You send this out to people who pay the mortgage and put food on the table by creating movie marketing campaigns?!
If we weren’t so mature, we would suggest our readers inundate them with posters so stinking bad that they explode from all the methane gas escaping out of them.