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A majority of ads are simply ignored. That’s a fate worse than being disliked. In the case of the latter, at least the ad was noticed. In this context, creative ads which are noticed, liked and recalled are a rarity. My weekly compilation of clutter-breaking ads are a salute to the brand & agency teams behind the. Here are a few which caught my eye this past week or so: Volvo Electric: The Chase Electric…

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: FG Dog Health Cover: bad decisions In…

Contrary to popular perception, people don’t hate advertising. They only hate advertising that’s annoying. Worse still, they ignore most of the advertising and commercial messages that interrupt whatever they are trying to accomplish. My compilation of creative ads every week is a small acknowledgment of the effort put in bt brand teams to produce advertising that breaks the clutter to entertain or engage the audience. In this week’s collection, a mini-movie to highlight the fast…

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 a brilliantly crafted ad for the Impossible Burger from Burger King, a fun ad for CRED and more. Burger King: confusing times Sometimes you find an ad riveting, engaging…

Creating great creative ads is not easy. In advertising it is believed that the important task of an ad is to first get noticed – otherwise, everything else is academic. Unfortunately a majority of the ads go un-noticed in all the media clutter and the priorities which occupy our minds. My weekly compilation of clutter-breaking creative ads is a tribute to such work. Here are some favourites from the past week or so: TCM: Happy…

With many brands suspending regular ad campaigns, I have not had rich pickings with creative ads this week, unlike in the past. Nevertheless, breaking through the clutter to be noticed is the first criteria of effectiveness for any ad. Lloyds Bank: Notes Television and now by extension, web film, is an audio-visual medium. Some say that if an ad can effectively get through the message with the audio turned off, it is an optimal use…

Every week, I attempt to compile a list of clutter-breaking creative ads with some commentary of my own. You can look at some of the older posts here. This week’s compilation includes an offbeat Christmas film, an inspiring campaign for a service brand from Ireland, among others. Ruavieja: Escape Maybe it was my ad agency background, but I could guess the metaphor when the protagonist discovers the slip from under his prison door. Spanish liqueur…

My weekly pick of compelling creative ads includes an outdoor campaign from IKEA in the UK, a call from Samsonite urging people in India to cast their vote even if it means travelling to another state or city and more. IKEA: Steps In advertising some categories and tasks are considered ‘boring’ – typically industrial products and requests like brochures or select tactical ads. A campaign to announce the opening of a new retail store could…

Every day we come across hundreds of commercial messages. Most of them go unnoticed. Ad industry portals too share truck loads of ads every day. Here are a handful which stood out for me over the last few days: Apple Watch TV spot, world’s smallest press kit and a few print ads from The John Lewis Partnership. 1. Apple Watch: better you Brands need both repeat users and new users to come into their fold…

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 a stunt to raise awareness about gun violence in the US, fun ads for Burger King and more. Change the Ref: The Lost Class Patricia and Manuel Oliver lost…