If you’ve ever had a great idea that got buried alive by a picky client—that is, if you’ve ever worked in the advertising and/or creative industries—the folks at Blurb have a treat for you.
Blurb—the custom, on-demand book publishing service that produced more than 300,000 unique titles in 2008 alone—operates under the principle that anyone with a good idea should be able to have that idea put into a book for mass consumption. They also understand that not every idea comes to fruition; this is especially true for creatives whose livelihoods rely on keeping clients happy.
So, as a loving tribute to all the ideas that never saw the light of day, Blurb created “Killed Ideas”—a competition in which rejected campaigns are submitted by users, a curator (AdRants publisher Steve Hall) sifts through the entries, and the cream of the crop get put into a book entitled Killed Ideas, Vol. 1. Voila—the idea you thought was six feet under is lovingly revived for posterity. Qualified killed ideas can include advertising, marketing, PR, media, viral, online and print campaigns; as they say at KilledIdeas.com, “you name it, we want it.”
As of this post, you’ve got one day, six hours and 50 minutes to submit your killed idea for consideration; the contest ends at midnight on April 7