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A couple of recent ads – Stayfree’s ‘Daughter’s Day ad and Dove’s ‘The Beauty Report Card have become topics of discussion on social media and ad industry portals. Ads being noticed and more importantly being discussed is a welcome sign – at least they weren’t ignored. Given the nature of social media one is to expect both positive and negative feedback to any content – so it’s not surprising that recent ads for Dove Indi…

Over the last couple of weeks, my social media and TV time was much less than usual, thanks to (I should really be thankful and not just mean it as ‘due to’) some travel. I did not pine for any of the streaming shows, news channels, sport telecasts or social media feeds. Of course, I welcomed it as a break and maybe sooner or later would have wished I had all my devices and a…

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: Pinterest: ‘Don’t don’t yourself’ I liked this campaign for…

Over the past few years, Samsung has consistently poked fun of the iPhone trying to position the latter as ‘not good enough’. ‘The new ‘Join the flip side’ for Samsung Galaxy continues the trend. This and other campaigns are part of my weekly compilation of clutter breaking ads. Samsung Galaxy: join the flip side The world of Android phones has several handset brands vying for consumer attention at every price point. Samsung too plays that…

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…

A majority of the ads suffer a fate worse than being disliked – they are ignored. Creating advertising that is noticed, remembered and liked is not easy. My weekly collection of clutter-breaking creative ads is a small tribute to teams which manage to entertain or moves us while meeting a business objective. Amazing Thailand, HP among others caught my eye this past week or so: iPad: Jay Park music video Since its launch in 2010, the iPad has largely…

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: Liquid Death Mountain Water: water boy With a brand…

A majority of the ads suffer a fate worse than being disliked – they are ignored. Creating advertising that is noticed, remembered and liked is not easy. My weekly collection of clutter-breaking creative ads is a small tribute to teams which manage to entertain or moves us while meeting a business objective. Amazing Thailand, HP among others caught my eye this past week or so: Amazing Thailand: ‘Write Your New Chapters’ As with any other buying decision there is…

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 by brand teams to produce advertising that breaks the clutter to entertain or engage the audience. Here are a few creative ads which caught my this past week…

A majority of the ads suffer a fate worse than being disliked – they are ignored. Creating advertising that is noticed, remembered and liked is not easy. My weekly collection of clutter-breaking creative ads is a small tribute to teams which manage to entertain or moves us while meeting a business objective. After all, advertising is creativity with a commercial purpose (no pun intended). Here are a few ads which caught my eye this past week or so: Suzuki:…