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Advertising competes for our attention. We tend to ignore it as we have more important issues occupying our minds. Add to it the general clutter of media and we have to appreciate creative ads which get noticed and stay memorable. My weekly compilation of clutter breaking creative ads is a small tribute to such efforts. Here are a few creative ideas which caught my eye this past week: Money Thunder: nobody wants to lend you money In…

In the marketing & advertising world, creative work from Thailand is considered to be among the best, both in terms of creative idea and craft. All of them are uniquely Thai and many are bizarrely funny. Production values and execution are also top notch with Christmas-themed ads from Europe. During last week I came across such campaigns, among others, which were clutter-breaking. More such compilations in my archives along with some occasional commentary on the…

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 through media clutter is actually a big deal. This week’s compilation includes Heineken’s smart effort to get people vaccinated, a hilarious spot from Thailand and more. GrabPay: Dear Homo sapiens As I have said before, ads from Thailand have a…

[su_note note_color=”#bbf9ee”]There are hundreds of commercial messages vying for our 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 30th June, 2017: BBC Sport’s delightful teaser for Wimbledon, W+K Amsterdam’s work for Instagram Stories and more.[/su_note] 1. BBC Sport: Wimbledon coverage It’s Wimbledon time of the year. Here’s a new spot from BBC Sport announcing the live coverage of…

Our brain loves lists and there are 8 reasons for it, according to New Yorker. Towards the end of every year, we see ‘best of’ lists across categories. Advertising is highly subjective – what may be liked by one could be hated by another. But I guess most of the ads in my picks of best ad campaigns of 2020 would be universally liked. Here are some more ads (in no particular order) which were…

Every week I attempt to share a compilation of clutter-breaking creative ads. Occasionally I comment on industry related issues too. This week’s creative picks include a hilarious spot for Australian shoe-maker R.M. Williams starring Hugh Jackman, a clever print ad for Grin scooter rentals and more. R.M.Williams: Maximum Jackman Maximum Effort, the creative agency started by Ryan Reynolds (‘We make films, TV and content for the personal amusement of Ryan Reynolds. We occasionally share them…

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 inspiring ad for vaccination from France and quirky spots for Suntory juice from Japan and more. Ministry of Health, France: life comes back with vaccination I first came…

Every week, I attempt to share clutter-breaking creative ads with some commentary or opinion of my own. Getting noticed is the No.1 job of any paid promotion – be it a traditional ad or its new avatars such as Instagram posts and tweets. If the ad goes unnoticed everything else is academic. Here are a few compelling creative ideas of the week ending Aug 7, 2020. iPhone: Shot on iPhone by Academy Award® Winner Damien…

My weekly compilation of creative ads attempts to showcase clutter-breaking creative ads across TV, print, outdoor, design and digital platforms. This week, the list includes compelling work for Bodyform, Coca-Cola among others. Bodyform: #WombStories In 2018, Bodyform created a lot of visibility and won several awards for their clutter breaking ‘Viva la vulva’ campaign. Creating a sequel to a successful campaign is very difficult as the bar is already set high. In new campaign the…

Ad agencies have it tough mostly when it comes to products they have to advertise. Most brands don’t have a real, significant competitive edge. Even if there is a genuine product differentiation, the window of opportunity to capitalise on it is limited as competing brands can offer the same or better fast enough. The task to create compelling, unique advertising is even more tough for ‘everyday’ categories where product parity is common – such as…