Arrogance Faceoff: Kanye West vs. Creative Director

He has a larger than life ego. He wears funky sneakers and makes insane proclamations about his own creative prowess. Plus he can be creepily sexual when you least expect it. Is it Kanye West we’re talking about … or a typical agency creative director? Excellent question! And it’s the whole idea behind a fun little site

The site, which was created by the agency Concept Farm, prompts you to click through a series of quotes to guess who said them — Yeezus or your creative director. As the site puts it:

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According to Concept Farm partner and creative director John Gellos, this fun project came about right after Kanye’s Jimmy Kimmel interview.

“In a meeting the next day, much like the rest of the world, we were talking about it, and one of the creatives in the meeting was talking about the ‘creative genius’ quote when his partner jumped in and said: ‘I had a creative director who used to say stuff like that all the time,'” explained Gellos. “The light bulb went off and all of us in the room got really excited — the rest of the meeting was spent writing down quotes and having a ton of laughs because when you’ve been in the business long enough, you hear all kinds of crazy stuff.”

The site interface is pretty straightforward. All you have to do is click through and guess who said quotes like “I’m too busy writing history to read it,” or “Women fear the sight of cold steel” — hint: that one probably isn’t who you think it is.

It’s a fun way to poke fun at the, shall we say, robust self-regard some of the ad world’s leading creatives have for themselves. You can also submit your own delusional and ridiculous Kanye or creative director quotes to be added to the quiz — certainly there is no shortage of either.
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