ArchiveJanuary 2012

Of Ramesh, Suresh and advertising characters

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The quirky ‘Ramesh, Suresh’ characters are back not just on the TV screens but also through an YouTube channel. In an interesting use of the channel [another recent one being Airtel] we have a movie called, ‘The Date Fillum‘ in episodic form – the story can be taken forward by clicking on one of the two options at the end of every video. The first video [The...

The Hindu stays ahead of The Times of India

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Competitive advertising can be fun. The Times of India fired the first salvo against The Hindu in Chennai recently. In my blog post I had noted: ‘the needless skin-show (not just in the city supplement) even in the mainline articles, the celebrity gossip in city supplements and the prominence given to ‘Page 3 culture’ you have ‘sensationalism’ as a residual brand association‘. The...

Samsung and its advertising digs at Apple

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So, Samsung has released yet another ad poking fun at the Apple fan boys. This time, the turn-by-turn navigation feature in the Samsung Galaxy S2 is the whip with which the Mac community is sought to be beaten. The earlier efforts were on similar lines [no pun intended] touting the bigger screen or some other feature as superior to the iPhone. Lets see what the campaign has done. Nowadays...

Axe Anarchy: advertising, digital or experience campaign?

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Unilever is launching a new fragrance of Axe and its for women. Yes, the brand pitched squarely at men and promising to transform all men into ‘chic magnets’ is now introducing Anarchy – a fragrance for ‘him and her’. The launch involves, not just conventional advertising but a graphic novel whose plot can be shaped by consumer contributions. That in itself was...

Lurpak: wonderful and wise

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Must hand it to W+K. They have consistently produced great work for a diverse set of brands, Lurpak being one of them. They first had ‘Saturday is breakfast day’, followed by ‘Kitchen Odyssey’. Common to both were outstanding production values and a mouth-watering visual feel – great food advertising. Their latest work for Lurpak Lightest is equally mouth watering...

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