Al Gore’s Logo Looks Very Familiar

Advertising_age_jpegKen Wheaton at Advertising Age takes a closer look at Al Gore’s $300 million new logo…Is this an example of targeted and effective green marketing?

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Posted April 8, 2008, Advertising Age
By Ken Wheaton

So this is what $300 million gets you? It must be a slow news day over at the Times if we’re getting hundreds upon hundreds of words
taking a look at the logo for the Alliance for Climate Protection. See
what branding firm Collins did there? It made a we/me on a green
background. Get it? Green. I’m so tempted to quote George Parker right now.

Never mind the beyond-dubious assertion that "we the people" — 95% of
which believe in angels and Santa Claus — should be making decisions
about scientific policy, especially at the behest of a guy who made D’s
and C’s in science while majoring in "government." The biggest problem
with the logo is that it’s just unoriginal. Now, where have we seen the
pure genius of the we/me dichotomy before (I mean aside from the
binders of the average junior high student)? Oh, yes, in this
ridiculous spot for Converse:

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