Everything You Hate About Advertising Comes to Video With the Onion-Like ‘Advertising Insider!’

From the twisted minds behind @Adweak

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The advertising trade parody site Adweak.com made quite a slash when it debuted way back in 2001, even meriting mention in an Adweek column. The site itself hasn't been updated since 2005, but Adweak (pronounced Adwee-YAK, or at least it was by Adweekers back in the day) soldiers on even today through the @Adweak Twitter account, which ridicules the industry's more irritating pretentions with fake headlines in the style of The Onion.

Adweak, which turned out to be a pet project from the guys at G&M Plumbing, has now teamed up with Dissolve, the stock video company—which also likes to make fun of advertising—to bring the Adweak tweets to life in a new video series.

It's called Advertising Insider! Check out the first installment below. And yes, all the stock footage comes from Dissolve. If you like any of it, you can license the clips at dissolve.com/adinsider.


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@nudd Tim Nudd is a former creative editor of Adweek.
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