Posted on November 26th, 2006 at 18:28 by John Sinteur in category: Great Picture, If you're in marketing, kill yourself -- Write a comment
What if Leonardo DaVinci worked for an ad agency? We would have Mona Lisa in advertisements for Head and Shoulders shampoo. Imagine the possibilities.
And that’s exactly what people did – here are two great examples:
The Ronald McDavid is hilarious.
But you know, many many great artists earned their keep by working on commission for a paying patron, usually painting portraits that showed the patron in a manner that was quite flattering compared to their actual appearance. The attitude here seems to be that things are different now, but that’s not so clear.
Very true – but luckily for us, most patrons weren’t *that* much interested in promoting products they made. Some of them had many portraits of themselves made, but that’s about the extent of the “marketing” they did…
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