Ad-inspired merchandise store, The Incumbent Agency, turns cliché stock photos into hilariously relatable depictions of advertising agency life. Ad agencies do have their specifics, but as you'll see, the office life is the same as with any other job.

Just by adding funny captions to the photos, the agency easily turns ordinary (sometimes even awkward) stock photos into something absolutely brilliant. From stuck up coworkers to demanding bosses, these photos depict the realities of an office job more than perfectly. Take a look at some of our favorite snippets from an agency life below.

For more office work mockeries, check out The Incumbent Agency on Instagram. You can buy The Incumbent Agency's products (t-shirts, mugs, totes, prints, caps) on their online shop.

More info: theincumbentagency.com | Instagram | Facebook (h/t: designtaxi)

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Hans
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4 years ago

No wonder if you forget to provide coffee and cookies!

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Shreya Jhunjhunwala
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6 months ago

Great article! I was looking for more resources for entrepreneurs and creative founders and stumbled upon this event, looked very interesting. It seems to be catered to agency founders and creative entrepreneurs, I thought you might like it as well: https://bit.ly/3g5XXY0

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CV
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4 years ago

Hehehe i am the junior creative guy 😑

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Anna Černotová
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4 years ago

True story :-/

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Erin Riley
Community Member
4 years ago

i've done this while temping! i was the only person in the office and the boss was away on vacation. why am I here? i asked my temp agency. they said i had to say, so I did...then I left with some free office supplies.

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Abby Liu
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4 years ago

not stock photo

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Corosive Gurl (Angel Games)
Community Member
4 years ago

trying to make a joke in 2016 without offending anybody be like

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UwaYS Minty
Community Member
4 years ago

Remeber to stick the stickie note

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Natanya Jones
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4 years ago

Every. Damn. Day.

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Michelle Ovenden
Community Member
4 years ago

Ha ha ha. I used to scare my creatives like that......

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Marc Savitt
Community Member
4 years ago

But the client FORCED you to use their relative in the shoot

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Pemberton
Community Member
4 years ago

ok no housewives.

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Kim Hurley
Community Member
4 years ago

But wait -- Creatives don't wear suits! ;)

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Hans
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4 years ago

There are quite odd stock photos out there.

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Naima Ivansdóttir
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4 years ago

unfortunately it keeps happening

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Pemberton
Community Member
4 years ago

The left is what's written/drawn in their recruit ad.

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UwaYS Minty
Community Member
4 years ago

JERRY!

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Jonathan Kabugo
Community Member
4 years ago

Like that red shirt

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Naima Ivansdóttir
Community Member
4 years ago

i also have a pet name for this

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Emilia Zhe Awesome
Community Member
4 years ago

or school

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Pi...
Community Member
4 years ago

:-D.. This had me in stitches!

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Elisn Klein
Community Member
4 years ago

I don't :(

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Agnes Foreo
Community Member
4 years ago

omg, ad agency is #goingdown

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Agnes Foreo
Community Member
4 years ago

freaking all client facing firms are like this

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Jessica Acevedo
Community Member
4 years ago

Every single time!

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Pemberton
Community Member
4 years ago

Reminds me of the episode of Buffy, in which a girl received a message nothing but "all the best" in her pre-summer-vacation card then became invisible.

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Clive Wright
Community Member
4 years ago

It's far too common to cause real stress...

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FanaticRex99263
Community Member
3 years ago

Oof

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Kiky Huzein
Community Member
4 years ago

I thought OT means on time. Well, I'm so wrong. :(

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Pemberton
Community Member
4 years ago

When you have to talk with somebody with a really smelly mouth.

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David Anderson
Community Member
3 years ago

Aircon

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Naheed Somji
Community Member
4 years ago

*wins award at Cannes*

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