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It’s Christmas ads season in the world of marketing & advertising. It’s natural that brands try to capitalise on the opportunity that festive season presents – shopping is a big part of the celebrations. Beyond retail brands, several other categories create campaigns aimed to make the most of the season. Oct-Dec is Apple’s Q1 and new iPhone launches are timed with this period. Similarly, several other brands invest heavily to get into the consideration set.…

In 1989, British Airways released a campaign considered to be a classic in advertising. Back when special effects were not as advanced as they are today, it brought alive the idea of the brand bringing people together. In 2014, technology was used cleverly to make it appear as if a small boy ‘looked up’ every time a British Airways flight flew over a billboard in Piccadilly Circus. Of course there have several memorable tactical ads…

In the marketing & advertising world, creative work from Thailand is considered to be among the best, both in terms of creative idea and craft. All of them are uniquely Thai and many are bizarrely funny. Production values and execution are also top notch with Christmas-themed ads from Europe. During last week I came across such campaigns, among others, which were clutter-breaking. More such compilations in my archives along with some occasional commentary on the…

The ‘Shot on iPhone’ series is a great example of letting the results do the talking rather than list the technical features of a phone as camera. In the latest edition, iPhone 13 Pro’s great video capabilities are showcased. A heart warming commercial, Pampers for Preemies, which strengthens Pampers’ perception as an expert can be seen in a new ad. These are part of my weekly collection of clutter-breaking creative ads (aside from the occasional…

Every week, I attempt to share a compilation of clutter-breaking creative ads and occasionally some commentary on the business of advertising. As many have noted, a majority of the ads out there go un-noticed, so managing to break the clutter is actually a big deal. Here are this week’s picks including ‘Icelandverse’- a parody on metaverse and more. Inspired by Iceland: parody on metaverse Poking fun at jargon or needlessly complex, obscure language used in the business world…

Every week I attempt to share a compilation of clutter-breaking creative ads. It is a small gesture to show my appreciation for the creative minds in advertising as I know how difficult it is to produce relevant, interesting work for brands. Unlike the past couple of weeks, I do not have a long list to share this week ending 20 November, 2020. Liberty Mutual: customise and save Parity products have it tough. When there’s hardly…

Clutter-breaking, compelling and relevant creative ads which trigger a change in attitude or behaviour are hard to come by. In fact, a majority of the ads go un-noticed. That is a such a shame – worse than being noticed but disliked, as it takes a lot of effort, time and money to create advertising. Every week, I attempt to share a compilation of such creative ads, aside form views on the business of advertising. with…

It is said that a majority of advertising is mediocre and plain forgettable. While we all are exposed to hundreds of commercial messaging, only a handful are memorable. Here are a few which caught my eye over the last week: Snapdeal’s Christmas ad, a few ad agency holiday cards and more. 1. Snapdeal: Timmy & Josy’s Christmas Surprise Casting cute babies or animals in an ad- the trick usually gets a ‘oh, so sweet’ reaction…