The best in arts & entertainment, news, pop culture, and your mom since 2002.

[Total: 41    Average: 3.6/5]
25 Comments - View/Add
Hits: 11867
Rating: 3.6
Category: Entertainment
Date: 11/14/11 11:43 AM

25 Responses to Deadlines Kill Creativity

  1. Profile photo of kitteh9lives
    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
    8044 posts
    November 14, 2011 at 11:29 am
    Link: Deadlines Kill Creativity - To prove to their deadline-setting clients that creativity takes time, an ad agency visited some children with a task
  2. Profile photo of paperduck
    paperduck Male 18-29
    1745 posts
    November 14, 2011 at 11:52 am
    except the second time it seemed like they forgot that they were basically supposed to make a clock.
  3. Profile photo of liberkaos
    liberkaos Male 30-39
    156 posts
    November 14, 2011 at 12:00 pm
    Where in the video did they say: it`s a clock? No, they said "complete this drawing". And that is wonderfully inspiring to the imagination and general "out of box" inspiration.
  4. Profile photo of TKD_Master
    TKD_Master Male 18-29
    4794 posts
    November 14, 2011 at 12:35 pm
    This is stupid. no sh*t you arent going to have very much in 10 seconds!
  5. Profile photo of TrivialSteve
    TrivialSteve Male 40-49
    38 posts
    November 14, 2011 at 12:36 pm
    While I basically agree with this film`s premise, rarely in the real world is someone being paid to be creative. Creative within the narrow confines of a profit-based objective, yes; generally creative, no.
  6. Profile photo of Fwoggie2
    Fwoggie2 Male 30-39
    1803 posts
    November 14, 2011 at 12:57 pm
    Next week - the discovery that travelling through a major Western city is quicker when done at 5 in the morning instead of 5 in the afternoon.
  7. Profile photo of keith2
    keith2 Male 30-39
    2588 posts
    November 14, 2011 at 1:03 pm
    For all the time they say they don`t have, they sure wasted a lot of it making this and not taking care of their clients. Get back to work!
  8. Profile photo of MrPeabody
    MrPeabody Male 30-39
    1920 posts
    November 14, 2011 at 1:24 pm
    What I learned:
    1. It only takes 10 minutes to come up with inspired ideas.
    2. I don`t need an ad agency, I`ll just get a room full of kids to do it in 10 minutes.
  9. Profile photo of PtblDuffy
    PtblDuffy Male 18-29
    163 posts
    November 14, 2011 at 2:15 pm
    The premise of the video is good, but it comes off a snobby and arrogant.
    Also, what TrivialSteve said is correct, you`re not paid to be freely creative, you`re paid to be creative within the confines of a budget.
  10. Profile photo of Hat-Trick
    Hat-Trick Male 18-29
    128 posts
    November 14, 2011 at 3:41 pm
    Copied from the second highest rated comment for this video on youtube:

    I like the video, but can`t help but wonder how the dynamic would change if the kids were billing the researchers by the amount of time spent.

    While neat for the kids, this video really didn`t help the ad agency`s case at all.
  11. Profile photo of Bountykat
    Bountykat Female 18-29
    399 posts
    November 14, 2011 at 5:38 pm
    Guess what? Everyone has deadlines and they are usually not given as much time as they`d like. It`s how the world works. Get over it or become your own boss. Even then you`d still have deadlines.
  12. Profile photo of TkA
    TkA Male 30-39
    115 posts
    November 14, 2011 at 6:38 pm
    you only need to see the movies these days to see that`s the case.
  13. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36665 posts
    November 14, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    I can just see the filmmakers boss yelling at them this film is running over due.
  14. Profile photo of Chaosmaster
    Chaosmaster Male 30-39
    234 posts
    November 14, 2011 at 9:35 pm
    This is why certain professions should not be paid by the hour.
  15. Profile photo of thelonious
    thelonious Male 40-49
    3284 posts
    November 14, 2011 at 9:43 pm
    Wow, I wonder if they spent their own money doing this "research" as to why they should get mega-paid or if they just slipped it in on some client`s bill? Did I just sound like I`m a little bit familiar with marketing practices? lol
  16. Profile photo of Cataclism0
    Cataclism0 Male 18-29
    212 posts
    November 14, 2011 at 10:46 pm
    So for a task that currently takes a week they think they ought to have a year and 2 months?

    Just multiplying by sixty here.
  17. Profile photo of robosnitz
    robosnitz Male 40-49
    2737 posts
    November 15, 2011 at 12:39 am
    That`s weird. My last job wanted us to work more, in less hours, with less pay, and no benefits.part time.Guess how that worked out?
  18. Profile photo of duffytoler
    duffytoler Male 40-49
    5195 posts
    November 15, 2011 at 1:39 am
    Fine. From now on, I`ll start giving the ad agency ten minutes.
  19. Profile photo of schecter4
    schecter4 Male 18-29
    31 posts
    November 15, 2011 at 5:28 am
    @robosnitz:

    They hired immigrants!
  20. Profile photo of patchgrabber
    patchgrabber Male 30-39
    5812 posts
    November 15, 2011 at 6:40 am
    Well duh, 10 seconds isn`t even enough time to put the numbers in comic sans...:P
  21. Profile photo of Sathon
    Sathon Male 18-29
    248 posts
    November 15, 2011 at 12:20 pm
    My immediate reaction upon viewing this video as a client would be to fire this ad agency and hire another. Companies that make poo like that are a dime a dozen and bitching to your clients about deadlines is a one way ticket to bankruptcy.
  22. Profile photo of kummi90
    kummi90 Male 18-29
    541 posts
    November 15, 2011 at 1:02 pm
    Couldn`t they use the time they spent on this to finish their ACTUAL deadlines o.O
  23. Profile photo of whyme73
    whyme73 Male 18-29
    469 posts
    November 15, 2011 at 2:28 pm
    Thats 60 times more time. Are they going to ask for an equivalent 60 times more time for their projects?
  24. Profile photo of cyborg
    cyborg Male 13-17
    2790 posts
    November 15, 2011 at 5:32 pm
    of course they have to be new agey and say kids are the most talented...bullpoo
  25. Profile photo of mvangild
    mvangild Male 30-39
    527 posts
    November 15, 2011 at 9:22 pm
    The typical response to the ad agency: "So, why didn`t you come up with one of the better ideas first then work on that?"

Leave a Reply