Original: DDB, UAE for VW
Less Original: Audi
Both ads are for automotive…less than a month apart; the agency that is less original used to handle the VW account so they MUST have seen the original ad..oh one more thing…both ads were featured in the same blog.
Published in Media Week ME. August 9, 2009. Page: 15. www.mediaweekme.com
A copycat is a person that mimics or repeats the behavior of another. The term is often derogatory, suggesting a lack of originality. The expression may derive from kittens that learned by imitating the behaviors of their mothers. – Wikipedia.
Plagiarism: The abuse of another’s original work by copying it and passing it off as one’s own. As defined in Alastair Campbell book titled The Designer’s Lexicon. Page: 293 ISBN: 0-304-35505-4.
“Imitation is the sincerest form of thievery” excerpt from a book by Capsule titled Design Matters. Page: 84. ISBN -13:978-1-59253-341-1.