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Top 10 Lamest Corporate Stock Photos

April 30, 2010

Do you ever notice that most pictures that accompany corporate communications are ridiculously lame? Here are my top 10 lamest corporate stock photos.

1. Corporate Super Heroes Staring into the Distance:

"Corporate Super Heroes"

I’m sorry but what are they looking at? Their office? Are they going to meet with their billion dollar account? This picture represents what financial advisers think there job is going to be like, before they start.

2. High-powered Executive Meeting Silhouette:

This futuristic business meeting takes place on some sort of virtual reality set. World Corp. Inc. is doing very well, but they don’t have to rub it in.

3. Executive Jet Landing:

If you want to create more animosity between executive and employees, this picture should help.

4. Man with Briefcase and Hands in the Air:

Is this guy going to work or leaving? Maybe this is his last day before summer vacation. What do you think?

5. High School Executive Meeting:

A day in the life of the White Young Person Inc. executive council.

6. Ethnically Diverse Work Unit:

After numerous complaints and negative publicity, Young White Person Inc. used this stock photo instead.

7. Chrome Glass-walled Boardroom:

Why do people associate corporate lifeĀ  with a complete lack of culture and humanity? This room does nothing to inspire. It makes me think of Robocop or Terminator.

8. Hand with Pen:

This the most generic of all generic corporate communication stock images. I can’t look… no… make it stop!

9. International Corporate Reps:

Do these people actually have white collars?

10. Firm-saving International Business Deal:

“I’ll meet you in the parking lot by the giant chrome globe at 3:00 to close the deal.”

There you have it. Generic corporate stock photos at their worst.