#VWFanTickets @MuseumofModernArt @VW
Not because VW scored 50 pairs of tickets to each night while normal folks had to get stuck in a less than desirable, fruitless queue. No. I’m pissed because VW and whatever “agency” they have working for them stole an idea and essentially rubbed it in our face. Take a moment and google “Gifaway.” You’ll see that the first result is a contest we did with MoMA last year, it was a Gif-Away. A first of its kind thing where our readers created original gifs with the winning entrant getting a pair of tix to their annual Armory Party. We did this for fun, never asked for a dime and never got one. Fast forward 53 weeks later: VW comes along with the site VWGifAway and essentially replicates the idea, giving the public an extra chance to win a pair tickets to see Kraftwerk at MoMA by creating a GIF. I might be less pissed if they did this with another place, but they didn’t. Whatever MoMA. We might just be a tiny blip on the internet, but blips have reach too and you can’t look past the people who gave you your ideas. Hell, a lot of them are housed in your own building. There was an article yesterday about the blog police and a curators code that seemed pretty popular. Well how about someone write a ‘creatives code’ for ad agencies? Maybe a hat-tip to your inspiration is necessary?
Since ultimately there’s nothing that can be really be done, I’m thinking that if you agree with anything being said, some twitterbombing might be in good order. At the beginning of this rant I added the twitter handles of the accused parties. Go ahead, get on twitter and retweet it. It might make you even feel better for those tickets you didn’t get.
No matter what, we’ll keep creating while they keep on stealing. And when a person who works at an agency says they want to pick your brain, say no… or politely “Fuck You. Pay Me.”
Thanks for your time.