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Advertising, by definition, is meant to grab people’s attention. If a campaign goes un-noticed, it’s just waste of money. In that context, what has come to be known as ‘shockvertising’ – the attempt to deliberately shock or even offend people into noticing (and discussing) an ad has come into vogue. It is certainly not a new phenomenon. A common example of such an approach is the ‘United Colors of Benetton’ campaign featuring images which were…

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…

The most important measure for any ad is not how well it was liked – it is noticeability. When an ad goes unnoticed it is a colossal waste of time, money and effort. Unfortunately, a majority of the ads out there suffer this fate. In that context, ads which are noticed, liked and recalled deserve credit. My weekly collection of clutter-breaking creative ads are a tribute to such collective efforts of brand teams everywhere. This…

Most ads go unnoticed – a bigger problem for the industry than creating ads that are disliked. Only a handful of ads are noticed and a smaller number recalled or liked. In that context, clutter-breaking creative ads that make an impact need to be appreciated. My compilation this week includes IKEA’s ‘Let play unwind your mind’ and another celebrity-powered campaign for Switzerland Tourism. Honda: vertical bike I am usually sceptical about case study videos which…

‘Is celebrity advertising an effective strategy?’ is a topic of perennial debate in advertising & marketing circles. While opinions vary the use of celebrities for brand endorsements continues unabated. In my weekly roundup I will attempt to share my views on current trends from the world of marketing and a compilation of clutter-breaking creative ads. Celebrity advertising: advertisers keep the faith citing brand name awareness As I noted earlier, advertisers consider the presence of 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: Lumo: flight shame Many years ago I had taken…

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…

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…

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…

Earlier this week, my Twitter and LinkedIn timelines featured some outstanding outdoor from StreetEasy, a real estate search firm in New York. It demonstrated how select creative work ‘bubble up’ into our visibility purely on the merit of the idea and craft. My weekly compilation of clutter-breaking creative work includes that and more: StreetEasy: win the game of real estate Advertising is not pure art – it has a business role to play and hence…