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Y&R says the controversial (Malvinas/Olympics) advert “belongs to the client”

Monday, May 7th 2012 - 04:02 UTC
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The creative managing director of Young & Rubicam Buenos Aires said that is spite of the request from the central office in New York it can’t force the Argentine government to withdraw the controversial advert linking the Falklands/Malvinas claim with the coming Olympic Games in London. Read full article


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    I know that there is already an e-mail in this guys inbox from Sir Martin Sorrell ' you are fired'.

    May 07th, 2012 - 08:19 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • stick up your junta
    NEW YORK, May 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Martin Mercado, creative director at Y&R Argentina made the following statement

    “I just want to clarify my recent comments to the media concerning the Falkland Islands advertisement.

    While there is no doubt that the Argentine government views las Malvinas as part of Argentina, I accept it was a mistake to use the war memorial in the advertisement and I apologize unreservedly for that error.”

    May 07th, 2012 - 08:56 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DanyBerger

    Mohameds Hypocrite

    May 07th, 2012 - 09:08 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GreekYoghurt

    This is another one to add to the Argtardasaurus:

    Creative = Blatantly offensive.

    It can go in with 'Peaceful' and '

    Considering his job title is 'Creative Managing Director' he's not really achieving one of the core aspects of his job, to actually produce creative work rather than this bilge.

    May 07th, 2012 - 09:09 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • British_Kirchnerist

    #3 Danny if you think your doing a good job defending Cristina's progressive government and opposing British chauvinism by posting links to the fascist (and thanfully electorally wiped-out) BNP and attacking British Muslims, you've got another thing coming

    May 07th, 2012 - 12:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • LEPRecon

    I think the Falkland Islands Government should sue the advertising company. It'll should make any other companies think twice before taking a job from El Presidente CDK.

    Also, they should put out international arrest warrants for everyone involved in breaking the laws of the Falkland Islands, including CFK. I think they could use the prevention of terrorism act, because that is what CFK and her cronies are terrorists, trying to assert their will through belligerent and violent means.

    Lets see if CFK can ever get on a plane again after that warrant is issued.

    @ 3 Dany, still got a problem with muslims do you? Aww, the does the big, bad muslim scare you?

    Oh and you are really scraping the bottom of the barrel by linking to a BNP website. PATHETIC!

    May 07th, 2012 - 12:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ynsere

    Strategicus @ 1 - If Mercado is (deservedly) dismissed by Y&R, he'll probably be given a government job by a grateful CFK. Don't know how long they'll have enough money to pay him though.

    May 07th, 2012 - 01:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    Nothing will come of this, no-one will get fired.

    WPP and Sorrell are just going through the motions.

    Ad-men all over the world are pseudo-argies: they lie for the client and they don't give a shit as long as they get paid. Mmmm, I wonder, given that The Mad Bitch was the client if they DID get paid?

    May 07th, 2012 - 03:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anti-Fascist

    Argentina is a product of colonialism, conquered by the sword, most of the natives killed and infected by disease, their land taken from them and worked by imported African slaves, oversean by imported European colonials. The African's who made up 50% of the population would themselves completely disapear from Argentina between 1850-1900 in what could have been a chilling fore runner to the disareances of the Dirty War in the 1970's when an estimated 30,000 Argentines were raped, tortured and murdered, many more were held illegally in detention camps and tortured. The true figure for the dead could be as high as 100,000, no one knows because there is little official documentation and most bodies were dumped in the sea.

    Argentina took land from its neighbours in numberous wars , civil wars and land grabs - Paraguay, Uraguay, Chile. Today Argentina despite the changed political landscape is still a nation characterised by uber nationalism. The claim to the Falklands was surendered in 1850 but reserected in 1941 by a fascist junta, which inc Peron, they thought their friends the Nazi were going to win the war, the Falklands looked easy picking.

    In 1982 Argentina was under the latest succession of a series of fascism military junta's. Their hold on power was looking precarious, in deperation they sort a war, Chile looked like a good victim, they already claimed lots of land and were ignoring the international tribunals that had ruled in Chile's favor. But then they changed their mind and invaded the Falklands. Today the war is romanticized by a nation ruled by a kind of cross between a Neo-Nazi uber nationalist and a Charvesta Revolutionary uber Marxist. The only thing missing is the land reform. Maybe that's for later? But as few natives remain, maybe they'll just ignore their rights... God knows they always have. An entire culture replaced by a European one. Entire languages destroyed.

    Timmerman should take time to read about his country's history.

    May 08th, 2012 - 02:35 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DanyBerger

    @ LEPRecon

    What about something interesting in your next post? Am I asking too much?

    May 08th, 2012 - 11:54 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pirat-Hunter

    British war Memorial and Olympic parks desecration ready to be delivered worldwide to answer UK status quo in kind. Here is a link to the best commercial I seen.
    Boycott UK!

    May 08th, 2012 - 07:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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