ArchiveMay 2017

Sweden on Airbnb, Sony Bravia, House of Cards and more: creative ideas of the week

S

There are hundreds of commercial messages vying for consumer attention everyday across traditional and new media. Only a handful are noticed. Here are a few creative ideas which caught my eye, the week ending 26th May, 2017: Sweden’s tourism campaign, Sony Bravia’s TV spot and more. 1. Visit Sweden: Airbnb Sweden’s official website for tourism and travel information, has...

5 ad campaigns which created the proverbial ‘dent in the universe’

5

Recently, AgencySpy published an internal memo of an ad agency, where the CEO makes a reference to advertising providing a chance to create ideas which ‘make a dent in the universe’. That phrase has been attributed to Steve Jobs in the context of a company’s mission. But what does the phrase, ‘dent in the universe’ mean? Is it about creating something which makes a profound positive...

Tata Sky Acting Adda: celebrity advertising done right

T

I missed adding the new Tata Sky ads for its ‘Acting Adda‘ a channel dedicated to teaching acting in my latest weekly round up of creative ideas. These ads are good examples of celebrity advertising done right. What works? – the use of Amitabh Bachchan as a character and not as a mere spokesperson. There are many ads which simply get him to speak a few lines on camera and point...

When comparative advertising works

W

‘Is comparative advertising dead?’ asked an article recently. The thrust of the argument was that: – product differentiation is dead and hence comparative advertising is dead – comparative advertising is driven by pompous marketer’s ego – its impact on the consumer was minimal The article cites examples from the FMCG world and the recent spat between Airtel...

Play-Doh’s handmade campaign, Old Spice S.Q.U.I.D and more: creative ideas of the week

P

There are hundreds of commercial messages vying for consumer attention everyday across traditional and new media. Only a handful are noticed. Here are a few creative ideas which caught my eye, the week ending 19th May, 2017: Play-Doh’s handcrafted print ads, Old Spice’s pre-launch activity for Krakengärd and more. 1. Play-Doh: handcrafted print ads Advertising is a profession which...

Pampers #alittlethankyou, #JaagoRe, Vitara and more: creative ideas of the week

P

There are hundreds of commercial messages vying for consumer attention everyday across traditional and new media. Only a handful are noticed. Here are a few creative ideas which caught my eye the week ending 12th May, 2017: Pampers, Tata Tea, Red Label and more. Some of them may have been released earlier this month but I thought they were worth sharing. 1. Pampers: #alittlethankyou In UK...

Ageism in work life – an inevitable reality (and how to overcome it)

A

The dictionary defines ageism as ‘prejudice or discrimination on the grounds of a person’s age‘. At work, it usually manifests as people above a certain age (usually 50+ and in some cases 45+) being considered unemployable or dead weight the company call ill afford to carry along. The reasons behind such a mindset: – old people are perceived to be out of touch with the...

Nike #breaking2, M&S #SpendItWell and more: creative ideas of the week

N

Every day we are exposed to thousands of commercial messages from brands both in traditional and new media. Most of such messaging goes unnoticed with only a handful catching our attention. Here are a few which caught my eye this week: Nike’s Breaking 2, Marks & Spencer’s #SpendItWell and a few more. 1. Nike: Breaking 2 Nike has set the bar high when it comes to marketing and...

Follow Me

Explore

Recent Posts