Bonkers results announcement from Argos and Homebase

15 July 2010

In this age of austerity, you’d think there’d be a reduction in flashy gimmickry by companies, as we all tighten our belts, cut waste and are generally seen to be making every last penny count.

Not so with the Home Retail Group, parents of Argos and Homebase, who have just announced their financial results for the previous year. Instead of presenting an assembled gang of financial journalists with some sheets of paper in a buff-coloured folder, they employed a team of ‘creatives’ to come up with something a little bit different.

Very different as it turned out. They built a 2,218-strong wall of boxes then got some poor sods to position blue and white boxes in the wall, creating a stop-motion animation that helps to highlight the group’s performance over the past twelve months. Must have been a good year then…

Thankfully, we’re not going to test you on it later – as we expect you’ll do, we just skimmed through it to try and figure out how impressed we were. The answer – not all that much really.

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15 comments

  • Bored
    Someone tell me why they are all wearing hi-vis jackets? What it is with hi-vis jackets? Does it give people a superiority complex?
  • Rich
    My fucking god that was boring. Got half way through...
  • Sarah
    @Rich - Good work! I had to skim through and then give up....possibly 10 seconds of mind numb? I wonder why they thought it was a good idea to try and attract people with this?
  • Jack T.
    Isn't that bloke dancing about at 3.47 a prick!
  • PokeHerPete
    This was really interes........zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
  • Internet T.
    @Jack of no Trades - yes, yes he is. I've not seen that bit yet, but I know you are right.
  • Me
    You can tell these are all highly paid marketing toss pots who thought i know we better justify our salaries by looking like we're doing something remotely cool!! Which it isn't!! Far from it actually! These type of videos are aimed at the investors and shareholders rather than joe public though and most of them are complete tools so they'll prob think its cool!! Wankers!
  • Lumoruk
    re: bored if you work in a warehouse with vehicles moving around you HAVE to wear a hi viz or no compo if you are run over.
  • Amanda H.
    I tried bitterwallet, I tried. but 2m35 in - I went all floppy.
  • Roger R.
    Cheers, just cracked one out.
  • The B.
    I hopped to the middle, and managed 5 seconds, then hopped some more, nope, not interesting.
  • Mysterious F.
    I didn't think I'd like it. Thought it would be wasteful and unnecessary. But I liked it. It might not be entirely original, but it is clever. You cynical lot.
  • Steve
    Ever tried to juggle 6 rolls of wallpaper from Homebase to home because they can't even manage to make sure they have the correct bags available? Looks like they have plenty of boxes though.
  • Car J.
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  • RubberGoat
    All those diagrams and nobody was tempted to draw a giant Penis???

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