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Joey the Midwife
Joey the Midwife is an advertising agency. An unbelievably cheap advertising agency. How can it offer such low rates? Simple. "Here's our secret: We have developed the use of "themes" to sell products. Why reinvent the wheel with every ad campaign? We've got a collection of themes that are PROVEN winners.... themes everyone loves. We just plug your product into a theme and PRESTO BINGO, you've got a world-class ad campaign at a fraction of the cost and a fraction of the time." It's a very strange little site. I think it's the creation of cartoonist David Rees, author of Get Your War On, since a lot of the links lead back to his site. But I'm not sure why Rees created the site.
Posted by The Curator on Wed Oct 27, 2004

If it's just a joke site...I don't get it. It wasn't funny or profound.
Posted by Maegan  in  Tampa, FL, USA  on  Wed Oct 27, 2004  at  12:40 PM
Did anyone see the hidden message below the words, 'An Advertising Agency'? (hint: the text color is white)

Why are there so many of these fake web sites around? There must be a reason why people go to so much effort.

I think they are new marketing, PR and advertising grads who are building portfolios to show prospective employers or clients. The internet is an effective forum to show what you can do.
Posted by Captain Al  on  Wed Oct 27, 2004  at  03:57 PM
No. I hadn't seen that hidden message. Good find.
Posted by The Curator  in  San Diego  on  Wed Oct 27, 2004  at  04:03 PM
Is the # real? (I know it's longer than 7 #s, but so is 1-800-Progressive & it works.)
Posted by Maegan  in  Tampa, FL, USA  on  Thu Oct 28, 2004  at  02:22 PM
It certainly is a joke site by David Rees, and it is hilarious. He's got another site up now at http:\\

He is a genius.
Posted by Medley  in  Canada  on  Tue Apr 12, 2005  at  10:23 PM
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