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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…

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…

It is said in a lighter vein that Super Bowl is more of an advertising festival than a sporting one. It has a unique place among media properties as it not only attracts top advertising dollars as investments but garners global media coverage like no other. Also, unlike any other sports brand, there are a whole host of promotional activities around the ad itself – be it in the form of teasers, PR and social…

Just Do It. Intel Inside. Because I’m Worth It. Fill it. Shut it. Forget it. There are some things money can’t buy. For everything else there’s Mastercard. Are they merely words strung together or clever word play? No, they are powerful, distinct brand properties which have contributed in creating brand preference (many in categories where genuine product differentiation is hard to come by) and hence driving purchase and loyalty. Is the Air India Maharaja or the…

Metaverse is the new punching bag for select brands and cartoonists alike. A new ad for First Bank in Thailand takes a pot shot at both metaverse and the the ad industry itself. Aside from that I also liked the new interpretation of the classic ‘Because you’re worth it’ from L’Oreal in my weekly compilation of creative ads. L’Oreal: Lesson of Worth In 1971, Ilon Specht a junior copywriter at McCann created the famous line…

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…

In terms of user base, Twitter is relatively smaller than other popular social media platforms. But it share of visibility and media attention is much bigger as was evident recently. Twitter’s billboard campaign got people talking about for its simple, striking creativity and showcasing its buzz-creating ability. This and other creative ideas form part of my weekly compilation. Twitter: Tweet it into existence There’s something about Twitter that encourages instant, spontaneous sharing of one’s views…

Beyond advertising portals, a new ad, titled ‘911’ for Apple Watch Series 7 is creating a buzz on the mainline news and social media. Aside from this another creative ad from the stable of Apple – dramatising the iPhone 13 Pro’s cinematic mode, is being widely appreciated. Here are my picks of clutter-breaking creative ads of the past week: Apple Watch Series 7: 911 ‘Focusing is about saying ‘no’ is one among the many popular…

We all love lists. That’s why many clickbait articles have that format offering ‘5 reasons’ or offering ’10 things’. During this time of the year, we have a plethora of ‘Best of’ and ‘Worst of’ from the past year. The first part of my attempt at sharing 12 best ads of 2021 included both traditional TV commercials and some clever social media driven ideas. Here is my second and concluding part. iTV: Drama vs Reality…

I attempt to share a compilation of clutter-breaking creative ads every week and opinions on industry topics. So it was difficult to pick the best ads of 2021 as there were many worthy of appreciation. ‘Advertising is the most fun you can have with your clothes on’ is a famous quote attributed to maverick adman Jerry Della Femina. I guess he chose to see the positive side of the business – the opportunity to address business problems…