BMW is the Official Vehicle of England Rugby. A new ad, Road to Twickenham (the ‘Home of England Rugby’) showcases a drive from a driver’s point of view. Aside from the mesmerising visuals, you cannot but appreciate the awesome sound design. What seems like the sounds made by a vehicle neatly merge into the song Swing Low, Sweet Chariot – England rugby team’s anthem – and then gives way to the crowd roaring we often hear in a stadium in England.
Over the years, there’s been a pattern to the Super Bowl ads – bizarre plot lines, big production values, jaw-dropping computer graphics, humour (slapstick or intelligent), elements designed to be cute and so on. Rik Haslam, Executive Creative Director at RAPP categorises them as Super Satire, Super Serious and Super Silly stories. There is likely to be a pressure to do whatever everyone else is doing – ‘most of the spots look like what we think a Super Bowl spot is supposed to look like’, as this article says. This year too, there have been the regulars – big-scale production values, tear jerkers featuring puppies and so on.
Loved this new set of ads for Copic Markers highlighting their ‘Thick+Fine’ variant. Simple, focused idea rooted in the product and an execution which brings a smile. Agency: FCB Will we ever see good print ads in Indian mainstream advertising again? Sigh.
It was declared ‘Word of the Year’ in 2013. In an era where things trends in hours and change is constant, we see marketers and digital agencies acting as if they discovered the phenomenon of selfies just yesterday. It is almost 2015 and there are so many ad campaigns featuring the ‘selfe’ as the central […]
There’s been considerable discussion around native advertising (good reads here and here) of late. For the uninitiated, Wikipedia defines native advertising thus: it is an online advertising method in which the advertiser attempts to gain attention by providing content in the context of the user’s experience. Native ad formats match both the form and function […]