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In real life, if you met someone who chose to give unsolicited comments on everything that’s going on in the world, that too in every available forum, chances are you’d get annoyed. But brands which claim to have a personality and tone of voice, somehow think always on’​ social media is good – they have to offer a comment on every occasion and major item of the news cycle. So whether it is a cargo…

Every week I curate a set of creative ads which break the clutter and deliver a compelling brand message either through entertainment or an execution which evokes an emotion. This week’s compilation includes an ad for iPhone 12, Ford UK, Fisher-Price and more. iPhone 12: fumble The hallmark of an ad from Apple is focus. Without any intended pun, the focus is on the product and its benefits. There are several brands which create ads…

‘People read what interests them. Sometimes its an ad’ is part of a famous quote by advertising legend Howard Gossage back from the 1950s. We can extrapolate it in today’s context to cue that people would watch (or ‘engage with’ shall we say?) what interests them. Clutter-breaking creative ads are hard to come by; here are a few including AirPods Pro’s ‘Jump’, which caught my eye the last week: Apple Air Pods Pro: Jump As…

Every week, I attempt to share a compilation of clutter-breaking creative ads and occasionally some commentary on the business of advertising. As many have noted, a majority of the ads out there go un-noticed, so managing to break the clutter is actually a big deal. This week’s compilation includes an ad from OnePlus to announce their partnership with Hasselblad, funny spot for Highkey low-sugar snacks and more. OnePlus: LunarLand The mobile handset market has several dynamics at play:…

It has become customary for brands to see every occasion (such as Earth Day) or big news event as an opportunity to create ads – mainly social media creatives. Burger King posted a tweet in the context Women’s Day and got into kerfuffle on media. Eventually they retracted the original tweet which said, ‘Women belong in the kitchen’ not before outrage across media. It got me thinking about the need for context in today’s media…

Do people hate ads? While that seems to be the general perception, it can be argued that people only dislike or worse still, ignore bad ads. Creative ads – which break media clutter and convey a single minded message in a compelling manner through entertainment, humour or tapping into other emotions (such as fear as seen during the COVID-19 pandemic) create brand affinity. Unacademy: the greatest lesson and others caught my eye this week: Tourism…