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Life's Too Short for the Wrong Job

I remember seeing this brilliant ad campaign a few years ago, but I only recently stumbled upon a full collection of pictures. This is hands down one of the most well planned and executed campaigns that I've ever seen. While the Sherwin Williams paint-swatch campaign will always have a place in my heart, I'm tempted to say few things have beat this one out. The campaign is for the German job site, Jobsintown.de. If I'm not mistaken these ads go all the way back to early 2006, or even before! The point of the ads is pretty transparent, but that's what makes the impact so powerful. I am in awe. Brilliant use of design!




They're even borderline creepy! It's as though you just expect them to start moving!

What are your thoughts? What are some of your favorite or most memorable ad campaigns?

78 comments:

  1. They look so real! Some very imaginive places to put advertising instead of the run of the mill billboards and bus shelters.

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  2. wow those are pretty incredible! I've never seen them before! I especially love the gas pump guy.

    It's so fitting as I've just been thinking to myself how I really don't like my day job, however it's what pays the bills (really well). I'm in that limbo land point of either I deal with it and pay the bills, or the bills suffer and I try to make a living doing something I love

    it's tough. for sure.

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  3. These pictures are pretty damn awesome. I'll never look at vending machines the same way again haha!

    There was this massive ad campaign here a few years ago for a crisp brand, Taytos, featuring the inimitable Mr. Tayto. Around the time of the elections here, there were hundreds of Mr. Tayto election posters put up around the country with all the proper candidates. Juvunile, yes. Memorable, yes. Did I buy more Taytos? Hell yes.

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  4. this is so awesome, thanks for sharing! those pictures are so freakY!

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  5. Amazing! Thanks for sharing with us!

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  6. LOL, those are amazing! I never see cool ad campaigns like that! :D

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  7. Haha, that's brilliant. I love seeing innovative, entertaining ad design. Very clever!

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  8. Those are great- and make me feel slightly better about work.

    Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge
    Super cute necklace giveaway!

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  9. haha! I love this. When I first saw these on Tumblr I totally thought they were real. I am so serious. Leave it to me. ha! ♥ xo.

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  10. those are pretty cool! i love the concept. it's like, well yea that makes sense. why didn't i think of that? hehe

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  11. oooh, i love this! can you imagine... and i thought i'd worked some shit jobs in my day!

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  12. Such an amazing idea! I love it, and really you do expect them to start banging to let them out at any minute.

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  13. Wow those are fantastic, extremely creative!

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  14. Ohh I love these! So original, thanks for sharing :)

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  15. Wow! I love these, theyre so creative and actually quite scary if you were at one of the machines! Thanks for sharing this!

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  16. Wow they're all pretty impressive!

    Here's one of my favourite ad campaign we had in Belgium a few years ago. It was for Eurostar trains.

    http://www.mm.be/fr/cotw.php?id=608&page=28

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  17. That is super amazing!! Some people are just so creative!!!
    xo

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  18. This is so funny..and kinda creepy!

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  19. Whoa! That's pretty incredible. I do agree that they're a bit creepy, though!

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  20. these are sooo amazing! i love them...so brilliant and so effective! clever germans!

    xo,
    cb

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  21. These pictures are awesome !

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  22. These are amazing - never seen them before! Thanks so much for sharing! xxx

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  23. This is just utterly brilliant!!

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  24. Wow these are so awesome. Very creative. I love how they are able to clearly convey their message without criticizing/mocking anyone's real occupation.

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  25. Everyone is posting these on tumblr at the moment :D I find it great to see some original and unique advertising for once! xxx

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  26. that is funny. ive never seen it (soo i am wondering that it's in german. haha)

    xoxo jessie

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  27. I really love these! wish I'd have thought of it!!

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  28. just saw this its amazing! thanks for the post.

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  29. My girlfriend reads your blog and I just saw this.. one of the best ad campaigns i have ever seen. genius! thanks for the awesome post.

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  30. I thought they were a bit creepy too! Very cool though.

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  31. This campaign is the RIGHT job !
    Thanks for the awesome post !

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  32. I'm a total sap and the Disney ads with parents becoming children alongside their kids slays me. Target. Market.

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  33. oh wow that is hilarious! it took me a minute to realize it wasn't a real person in there haha. So creative and I love it. Two thumbs up from me!

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  34. One of the innovative way of campaigning. Like it!

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  35. Ahhh so creepy!!
    I've never seen these before but I absolutely love them! I can't even choose a favourite - they're all brilliant
    Thanks for sharing them
    x

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  36. I didn't get creepy, but a bit disturbing for sure...

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  37. This is brilliant. Such a clever campaign.

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  38. Some old TV ads from Aus

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UdG6Lvjd0Q

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_iE3_yMdgY

    Enjoy!

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  39. I love them, so ingenious...and from one who is looking, made me smile...
    Much needed

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  40. That photo series is amazing. Thanks for sharing.

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  41. Great ads!
    Ha, I've always suspected that in some of those machines there were people doing hard work :) I'm kidding, of course, but it goes with the tone of the ads, you know.

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  42. I love the juke box one. It's classic. I'm always amazed at the ads that stick in my head like "where's the beef". I really like the new Toyota Sienna ads.

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  43. Wow! This is fanrastic! Pity that ther's no similar campaign at the moment. This is even more relevant these days! Thanks for sharing!

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  44. There are always amazing people behind great ideas! Love it!

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  45. When Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban came out, there were all kinds of "Wanted" posters for Sirius Black, on sides of buildings in rundown neighborhoods and such, so it looked like it would if it were a building in the movie.

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  46. Wrong title for this post. You can change it with "Brilliant marketing campaign"

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  47. Wow!! That's what you call thinking INSIDE the box~ literally!!

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  48. Wow!!That's what you call thinking INSIDE the box~literally!!

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  49. The title of the post drew me in...and the pictures..there awesome! Great post!

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  50. WOW, these are something. got here from one of our daughter's Facebook. The photos on the side sure beat looking at a painted panel. Thanks for sharing.

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  51. I adore the person who came up with these--what a wonderful imagination! LOL

    Thank you for sharing them. Found you when someone put up a link to this page on fb.

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  52. It's stunning and fresh! Thank you

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  53. My favorite would have to the the airport security one; his face just amuses me. And the ice cream lady one is funny too.

    Very creative indeed. I personally don't find them creepy.....I'm not sure if that says anything about my personality unfortunately.

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  54. I work in advertising and in 20 years i unfortunately have never worked on a campaign as cool as this. Maybe some day.

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  55. Fabulous campaign, one of the best I ever seen

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