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Back to basics: best practices in outdoor advertising


Over a series of blog posts, hopefully, I will attempt to share few basics on making the best use of a particular medium (e.g. Print, Radio, Outdoor) or a platform (in-app advertising, YouTube) for advertising. This week, let me start with the basics of outdoor advertising. A fleeting medium The hallmark of a billboard is that people get just a few seconds to notice it, absorb the content and...

Bodyform’s #WombStories, Coca-cola, Maersk – ‘Disconnected’ and more: creative ads of the week


My weekly compilation of creative ads attempts to showcase clutter-breaking creative ads across TV, print, outdoor, design and digital platforms. This week, the list includes compelling work for Bodyform, Coca-Cola among others. Bodyform: #WombStories In 2018, Bodyform created a lot of visibility and won several awards for their clutter breaking ‘Viva la vulva’ campaign. Creating a...

UNESCO’s “Next Normal”, Range Rover, Burger King and more: creative ads of the week


I don’t watch much TV and hence my source of new ad campaigns (at least in India) is from online ad portals and what I read about in trade publications online. Coverage of new creative ads is much less than what it was before and many of the campaigns are centred around issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic. This week’s compilation of creative ads includes TV spots from UNESCO...

Debate around fairness creams: room for grey areas


Recently, on the back of the Black Lives Matter campaign, Unilever India came under the microscope regarding its skin lightening cream Fair & Lovely. Online petitions urged the company to take corrective action to stop promoting fairness as an ideal state of beauty. The company decided to drop the word ‘Fair’ in the brand to change it to ‘Glow & Lovely’. They have...

Heinz brand refresh, great radio spots and more: creative ads of the week


Earlier this week I wrote about how advertising creative calls for special talent, even while creativity is all around us. I guess it amply evident if you see the follow the various creative roundups on my blog. This week’s roundup includes design work for Heinz and some radio spots which won at the D&AD awards, among others. Heinz: brand refresh One of the best mantras of marketing is...

7 top creative ads of the week: Keep it real online, Optimum and more


For the past few years, I have attempted to share a few compelling creative ads with the audience of this blog. Once in a while I comment on issues pertaining to the advertising & marketing industry. Here are a few creative ads from New Zealand Government’s ‘Keep It Real Online’, Mars Petcare’s Optimum range and more. ‘Keep It Real’ online: New Zealand...

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