Friday, March 06, 2009

Very large pot calls kettle black

Earlier this year an ad appeared on Australian TV promoting a range of new free to air digital channels called Freeview.

The ad caused quite a stir at the time. Not because of what it was advertising, but because the concept for the ad appeared to have been directly lifted from a UK ad for the Ford Fiesta.

What made matters worse, for Ford at least, was that the new Fiesta was due to launch in Australia using the UK ad.

Which is why I am surprised, actually make that shocked, to hear that Freeview are taking legal action against the comedy team behind this spoof.

Talk about the pot calling the kettle etc. Here's the Fiesta ad in case you haven't seen it. And here's the Freeview ad for reference.

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