Bad Stock Photos of My Job: Digital Marketing / Startup Team Edition
artemi | July 26 / 2018 |
Stock photos are historically bad. As a creative medium that businesses kind of have to use, they are just really… not good. Beyond the new wave of popular, free stock photo sites that actually don’t suck, there exists a world of terrible ones.
While normally we would hate to sift through a classic stock site, the trend of looking up your job (see: #BadStockPhotosOfMyJob) to see how it’s depicted REALLY caught our attention. It’s incredible the lack of awareness, zero nuance, and painfully wrong assessments of jobs in different fields that these stock photographers have.
And WHO is writing those descriptive captions? Good god.
To join in on the fun (and distract ourselves from the burning world for a few minutes), we decided to take a peek at just exactly how digital marketers and marketing professionals are shown.
Deep breaths. Here we go.
What are these? Why is she holding a giant clicker that doesn’t actually do anything? How is this a productive use of time? We have no idea what is happening here.
We don’t review data often, but when we do the computer is facing the wrong way and we’re in a weird greenhouse-themed cafe.
When the point is important, we always include it under a header called “Important Point”… also in the oddly-themed greenhouse cafe!
MANY. BANK. CRISIS. UNDERSTAND. COMPANIES.
For the love of god, leave your blazers, laptops, and computer chairs where they belong.
We honestly just can’t with all of this business wear on the beach…
I always wear a fedora to let my coworkers know that I am both cool AND relaxed in meetings.
WHY IS THIS GUY WEARING HEADPHONES? WHY? There is no teamwork happening here whatsoever.
I just love to intimately reflect on my professional field by staring at the wall.
Solid, very detail oriented plan. Thanks for the visual demonstration.
HEY EVERYONE, THIS IS THE STARTUP PLAN. First thing’s first, we wasted all of our money printing this banner…
What are they doing with their hands? Why is he holding a pen like that?