Vancouver-based interactive agency SmashLAB got creative last week with a campaign to defend their nine-year old reputation by calling out a TV show that shares their name. I haven't seen it but apparently it's pulling the agency down with it. Check out SmashLabSucks.com for the whole story.
Dear Discovery Channel,
Since 2000 we’ve had a nice little design studio called smashLAB and we work hard on it every day. People (generally) say nice things about us, and we were starting to make a good name for ourselves.
Then along you came with your fucking awful television program with the same fucking name. Surely you researched this before airing the program. I can only suppose that you felt we were so small that you could just poach it. Fine enough--I guess that's life.
smashLAB is a design studio located in Vancouver, Canada. We’re small, and intend to stay that way—because we like doing the work.
Making drives us. For over 15 years, we’ve produced brands, websites, blogs, campaigns, books, and apps—for clients, and for ourselves.
Our approach is simple: We limit bureaucracy and keep overhead low. We plan carefully, so the design we produce works well....
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