I came across this video in YouTube and I think it is the funniest one I have seen, mimicking the process of creating/designing within the advertising industry (just make sure you see it until its real end, after the fade to black).
The premise behind it is:
Sadly I don't believe this is related to the size of the corporation. I have lived this same nightmare working for giant corporations but also with very, very small startups. And I have to confess that I couldn't stop laughing until I started remembering the pain... and I almost end up crying!
Ironically enough it is when you are in this situation that you just want to yell "Stop, stop, please STOP!" =)
How many stories you have like this one, my dear designers, copywriters, developers and friends? Does it ring any bell?
Update, January 2009: Word is it that the video was conceived by writer/director Michael Starcevich and producer Brian Fox but so far we have no official confirmation. The good news is that I run across a new version (this time in HD) that you can see, of course, in YouTube...
PS: If you liked this video and you are a webdesigner, you may also enjoy the "8 Types of Bad Creative Critics", the "Webdesign/SEO rap", the "Top 10 Reasons your Project is Doomed" or this "Ten Business Lessons in Less than 2´"