Team Obama’s Creative Crowd-Sourcing Fail
Nice try there, Mr. President. Although he’s gotten some lift before from the resuscitated publishing relic that is Rolling Stone magazine, Jann Wenner’s music rag didn’t give POTUS a pass for a cute idea his promotions team recently cooked up that offered designers the exciting chance to create a poster for Obama’s campaign for absolutely no pay. There you go, artists — the utter lack of change you’ve been waiting for. –KA
Wait, before you go…
Rolling Stone via Adweek:
The Obama campaign has more than $60 million cash on hand. In an economy this bad, you’d think a presidential campaign that flush would be happy to pay good money for a talented designer to create a campaign poster.
But the folks at Obama campaign have taken a page from the Arianna Huffington book of economic exploitation and called on “artists across the country” to create a poster … for free.
And here’s the kicker. It’s a jobs poster.
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