ArchiveMay 2017

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

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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’

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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

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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

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‘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

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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...

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