It's only natural to be inspired by great advertising that you really admire---and feel a healthy challenge to match or even outdo it. If you fall short, however, what began as admiration can morph into its evil twin, envy, and before you know it, you're living in a soap opera. Or a DirecTV commercial.
In this week's Ad Land, David confesses how his love for the DirecTV campaign by Grey NY took a sharp left at jealousy and almost led to disaster. I think it's hilarious, and man, can that guy draw. Makes me want to pick up a crayon and … ah, never mind.
Check out his morality play for marketers after the jump.
David T. Jones is the creator of Ad Land and chief creative officer at Third Street, an "attention agency" that he co-founded in 2009 after a long career at FCB Chicago. Ad Land has been featured in AdWeek magazine, beaucoup blogs and the book, The Creative Process Illustrated. Follow David on Twitter.