They say good artists borrow and great artists steal. If that's the case, Mercedes' ad agency is staffed with a bunch of freaking Picassos.
Below, my spot for the Porsche Panamera:
And below, Mercedes' "homage" to it that ran in the Super Bowl. My lawyers have advised me to use the word "homage":
Note to Mercedes: if you're going to steal, steal from the 1962 Tokyo Art Director's Annual. Not a spot your competitor ran just last year.