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Posts Tagged ‘Chris Sheldon’

‘Depressed Copywriter’ Returns to Save Your Parents’ Website


It could be that whatever meds he’s on are working, but the Depressed Copywriter (aka Chris Sheldon), current copywriter at AKQA NY from what we hear, has returned with a new venture having nothing to do with depression.

Sheldon has launched “My Parent’s Website,” which he started to document his attorney father’s site, which won best lawyer website back in 1997. The site is being launched today in time for Throwback Thursday, and he’s calling on volunteers to add their parent’s websites to My Parent’s Website in an attempt to collect and store these gems “before they accidentally delete them.” If interested, you can email your parent’s website to: Or just head to the site for a blast of old timey Internet.

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‘Depressed Copywriter’ Returns, Now Perhaps with Double the Depression (Updated)

In case you forgot, a few months ago, we spotlighted the plight of a person who described themselves as a “depressed copywriter” whose mantra at the time was “Life is flawed. I hope you agree.” Well, perhaps the lithium, Prozac or whatever it has yet to kick in as we received this note on our Facebook page below:


It’s time.

I can no longer be alone in this endeavor.
One person cannot shoulder such a task.
There is too much unrealistic happiness in this world.
It’s at a level which is unobtainable.
And this drives us all into misery.

It’s time we level with everyone.
This world we live in is just a story.
Written by people who think they can manipulate us.
And we just need to tell them one thing.
They aren’t the only ones who can write.

It’s time.
It’s time we put our pen to their paper.

With pleasure.

- Depressed Copywriter”

Yes, the original idea of revising copy on random ads remains intact, but judging from the title of the URL, our glass-half-empty friend appears to have assembled a posse. We’ve all been warned.

Update: Well, our “Depressed Copywriter” is one Chris Sheldon, who started his site with three friends who are copywriters at McKinney, VB&P, and Union Made. According to Sheldon, “We all just graduated from VCU Brandcenter this past spring. And today we are handing over our tumblr to everyone now as per a suggestion by the nice people over at MTV.