Here’s an interesting topic sure to cause a poo tornado.
Recently your blog had a lot of chatter about mOcean dissolving departments, along with comments praising Deadline. Here’s the truth about what Deadline was really about.
Deadline was sold to CMP (now mOcean) for undisclosed $$$. Now a certain someone is leaving mOcean to start a new creative agency using mostly old Deadline portfolio samples (many projects but not all can also be seen on mOcean's online portfolio.)
2 agencies, 1 portfolio (even the same digital files are used!)
First of all, we’re going to downgrade this from a poo tornado to category 2 gust of poo.
We’ve seen this happen several times following an agency split up. It’s always so hard on the children.
Suppose Glorious Art Director leaves Horribly Rotten Design Group; is it ethical for Horribly Rotten Design Group to continue to include Glorious Art Director's finishes in their portfolio if there is no longer anyone in house capable of producing that quality of work? If Glorious Art Director sets up shop, does he have the right to display work done while he was employed at Horribly Rotten Design Group?
Or, suppose we throw a fabulous party on Saturday and another one the following Tuesday - is it really so terrible if we serve stale leftovers from Saturday’s party to our guests on Tuesday?