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December 2021

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I attempt to share a compilation of clutter-breaking creative ads every week and opinions on industry topics. So it was difficult to pick the best ads of 2021 as there were many worthy of appreciation. ‘Advertising is the most fun you can have with your clothes on’ is a famous quote attributed to maverick adman Jerry Della Femina. I guess he chose to see the positive side of the business – the opportunity to address business problems…

Many ad agency veterans lament the loss of what they recall as glory days of advertising. Depending on their vintage, they could be referring to a period between the 1970s and 1990s, maybe up to the early 2000s. And then there are others who claim ‘advertising is dead’. I was a rookie in advertising in the early 90s so I can lay claim to be part of the veterans club. I carry a lot of…

Epica Awards are ‘creative prizes judged by journalists’. I have been a keen follower of the awards over the years (see here) as one gets to see non-English work from several European countries (among others) across interesting categories such as media innovation and product design. The 2021 winners of Epica Awards have been announced. Here is a selection of work which caught my eye: SingleCut Beersmiths : the IPA that will teach you guitar Alcohol…

Every week, I attempt to share a compilation of clutter-breaking creative ads. Occasionally I share views on ad industry matters. This week’s compilation includes new work from CRED, Air New Zealand and more. CRED: Chacha Chaudhary & Suppandi Once you’ve built a reputation or created a monster hit, expectations go up and sequels are compared to the original – be it movie franchises or ads. CRED is perhaps in that spot (no pun intended). While…