Advertising Agency Websites Suck!

Advertising Agency Websites Suck!

Someone got in touch with me last week and asked me to produce a showcase of advertising agency websites. I thought it sounded like a great idea and I got excited about finding what all of these uber creative types could come up with when it came to digital.

However, as I have been looking through their websites the main thing I have noticed is that their is a distinct lack of design quality among their portfolio websites. It really is crazy to think about all of the creativity within their walls, yet they can’t come up with any exciting ways to display their talents.

I have tried to put my favourite sites first. They are by no means the worst websites I have ever seen, but even the good ones are a long way from being exciting or beautiful.

BBH

BBH

CHI & Partners

CHI & Partners

DCH

DCH

Fallon

Fallon

Glue Isobar

Glue Isobar

JWT

JWT

Ogilvy

Ogilvy

MCBD

MCBD

Publicis

Publicis

The United Network

The United Network

VCCP

VCCP

Wieden+Kennedy

Wieden+Kennedy

AMV BBDO

AMV BBDO

AKQA

AKQA

BMB

BMB

DDB

DDB

Euro RSCG

Euro RSCG

Karmarama

Karmarama

Leo Burnett

Leo Burnett

Libertine

Libertine

M&C Global

M&C Global

McCann Worldgroup

McCann Worldgroup

Saatchi & Saatchi

Saatchi & Saatchi

I’ love to hear your opinions on this. Have you seen any great advertising agency sites? Why do you think so many of them create such awful flash experiences?

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  1. Advertising Agency Websites Suck! | D-Lists said on July 13, 2010

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  2. suffianr said on July 15, 2010

    Nice list. I blogged about the same thing a few years agao, in a fit of frustration: http://bit.ly/rJqgl. :P

  3. Vatovi said on July 19, 2010

    Thank u Michael!! That’s why I found it so difficult… the most of they are really bad. Thanks again :D

  4. kim said on July 19, 2010

    Oh yes, I blogged this 5 years ago when we were recreating an Indianapolis website for a large Indianapolis agency of over 250 people… we were doing it for the agency because they couldn’t do it themselves because even though they say they are experts in interactive, they really use outsource dev. And here we are, years later, they still haven’t launched it because of all the politics and layers of hierarchy.

  5. Lucas said on October 27, 2010

    Check out http://www.rpa.com/ I think their site is pretty unique.

  6. blah said on December 18, 2010

    try renegade advertising or mr youth. there are some pretty awesome small, or social marketing focused agencies with impressive websites.

  7. dwdavison said on March 6, 2011

    adam and eve is one of the best agency websites ive been on