Every agency out there uses stock photos for something, whether it is brochures, web or newspaper ads. Usually the subjects are unknown, but a keen eye can spot the models used across different clients. With Vince Vaughn's new movie "Unfinished Business" coming out soon, they have taken stock photography to a new level and made made it Hollywood. iStockphotos and Getty have released a 12-picture set of the cast of Unfinished Business which are truly the best of stock photography. The poses are what you would expect from sites like that.
We all in the industry wish we could really be honest on occasions and present the logo or slogan in a way that truly indemnifies what the product is actually representing.
Here is a website that showcases images that do just that. Being honest about the slogan.
Ad agencies don't want to be the one who gets noticed for ripping off another agency. Joe La Pompe has great a website that features original ads and their copycats. Most agencies love reading the site, but count their blessings they don't end up on the site.
Here is a campaign that should be hiding its own eyes: http://www.joelapompe.net/2013/04/23/something-to-be-ashamed-of-pimples-fat/