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An ad does not fight for attention from just other ads. It has to stand out from the clutter of news and various forms of entertainment and ‘distractions’ which demand our attention. So when an ad does get noticed it is commendable. But effective ads go beyond just being noticed and be relevant. In doing so they meet a business objective of the brand – be it creating awareness, building affinity, changing perceptions or affecting…

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: Disney Hotstar: SRK+ Teasers are meant to…

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: Michelob Ultra: McEnroe vs McEnroe Tennis fans of a…

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…

In the marketing mix, investment behind media buying is perhaps the most expensive, especially when it comes to high value media properties such as the Super Bowl in the US or the IPL in India. So it is understandable if brand teams are anxious to ensure the correct brand attribution. When the viewer associates an ad with that of a competitor, referred to as brand misattribution, it is as if all the effort was to…

Every week, I attempt to share a compilation of clutter-breaking creative ads and occasionally some commentary on industry topics. Being noticed is an ad’s No.1job as far too many of our ads simply go unnoticed in the clutter of media noise. This week, my collection includes a charming ad for Yorkshire Tea among others. Yorkshire Tea: The Social Distancing Teapot Brands have been tripping over each other to release ads pertaining to the COVID-19 pandemic…

Every week I share a few compelling creative ads which caught my eye. This week’s compilation includes a stunt from Volvo Trucks, a TVC from Aviation Gin and more. Volvo: The Tower There is a tendency in advertising to announce the death of advertising every now and then. They’d like to portray some new fad, technology or platform as the ‘next big thing’ at the expense of what is considered traditional advertising. In my view,…

Last week, a 3D outdoor creative put up in Tokyo’s Shinjuku area for Nike was not only shared widely on social media but also made it as a WhatsApp forward – usually an indication of how popular something is. Clutter-breaking adverts need to be celebrated as they pass the first test of getting noticed – especially in today’s world of extreme clutter where there’s content vying for one’s attention everywhere. Here are a few which…

The first and most relevant task of advertising is to get noticed. If that is not achieved discussions on creativity and relevance are secondary. A majority of ads – be it in the online or offline world, are simply ignored. In today’s context the timeless truth of an advert having to break the clutter of the environment it is seen in, is even more important. There are truck loads of creative, engaging content in the…

Every day we all see hundreds of ads but hardly notice a handful. Only a small portion of ads are noticed and an even smaller number is memorable. Every week, I attempt to compile a list of compelling creative ads which caught my attention – made me smile, laugh or empathise. Here are a few from week ending August 2nd, 2019. The Great British Bake Off: trailer In 2017, the trailer for the hugely popular…