I know these rants get old, but here goes:
I’m watching a baseball game, and on comes a 15 second spot for an alcohol-branded drinking/drinking facility attached to the home stadium of one of the teams. Big time sponsor here. The exteriors look fine, and then they go inside.
You guessed it- it’s a bit blue. Not-Oh-My-God-Everyone-Is-A-Smurf-Blue, but blue enough that:
a) it looked odd by itself
b) it looked horrible intercut with properly colored exteriors
I never know if I should be relived or appalled that the clients approved such a spot, or that the folks who produced the spot presented it to the client without fixing the color issue. Which is worse?
Should I be happy that the bar is so low, increasing my confidence in finding future work, or be frustrated that someone got paid despite negligence?