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It’s Christmas ads season in the world of marketing & advertising. It’s natural that brands try to capitalise on the opportunity that festive season presents – shopping is a big part of the celebrations. Beyond retail brands, several other categories create campaigns aimed to make the most of the season. Oct-Dec is Apple’s Q1 and new iPhone launches are timed with this period. Similarly, several other brands invest heavily to get into the consideration set.…

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 including Posten’s Father Christmas & Mother Earth, Chevrolet and more is a small tribute to such efforts. Posten: Father Christmas & Mother Earth As I said in the past, personification…

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. Here are this week’s picks including ‘Icelandverse’- a parody on metaverse and more. Inspired by Iceland: parody on metaverse Poking fun at jargon or needlessly complex, obscure language used in the business world…

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…

Getting an ad noticed by consumers is not an easy task. Most of advertising is just ignored – a fate worse than being noticed and disliked. Ads which are seen, recalled and spoken about positively are rare. My weekly compilation of clutter-breaking ads is a small tribute to such efforts – I know how difficult it is to create such, given the fuzzy nature of briefs and the chaotic, whimsical approval process. Here are a…

In 1989, British Airways released a campaign considered to be a classic in advertising. Back when special effects were not as advanced as they are today, it brought alive the idea of the brand bringing people together. In 2014, technology was used cleverly to make it appear as if a small boy ‘looked up’ every time a British Airways flight flew over a billboard in Piccadilly Circus. Of course there have several memorable tactical ads…

The ‘Shot on iPhone’ series is a great example of letting the results do the talking rather than list the technical features of a phone as camera. In the latest edition, iPhone 13 Pro’s great video capabilities are showcased. A heart warming commercial, Pampers for Preemies, which strengthens Pampers’ perception as an expert can be seen in a new ad. These are part of my weekly collection of clutter-breaking creative ads (aside from the occasional…

Clutter-breaking, compelling and relevant creative ads which trigger a change in attitude or behaviour are hard to come by. In fact, a majority of the ads go un-noticed. That is a such a shame – worse than being noticed but disliked, as it takes a lot of effort, time and money to create advertising. Every week, I attempt to share a compilation of such creative ads, aside form views on the business of advertising. with…

Every week I attempt to share a compilation of clutter-breaking creative ads. It is a small gesture to show my appreciation for the creative minds in advertising as I know how difficult it is to produce relevant, interesting work for brands. Unlike the past couple of weeks, I do not have a long list to share this week ending 20 November, 2020. Liberty Mutual: customise and save Parity products have it tough. When there’s hardly…

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…