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: FG Dog Health Cover: bad decisions In…

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…

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…