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A majority of the ads suffer a fate worse than being disliked – they are ignored. Creating advertising that is noticed, remembered and liked is not easy. My weekly collection of clutter-breaking creative ads is a small tribute to teams which manage to entertain or moves us while meeting a business objective. After all, advertising is creativity with a commercial purpose (no pun intended). Here are a few ads which caught my eye this past week or so: HSBC:…

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…

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…

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…

Every week, I attempt to share a compilation of clutter-breaking creative ads. Occasionally I share views on ad industry matters. This week’s compilation includes new work from CRED, Air New Zealand and more. CRED: Chacha Chaudhary & Suppandi Once you’ve built a reputation or created a monster hit, expectations go up and sequels are compared to the original – be it movie franchises or ads. CRED is perhaps in that spot (no pun intended). While…

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: NABS: This job can break you October 10 was World Mental Health Day. NABS, a Canadian charity aimed at supporting the health and well-being of professionals in the…

The ad & marketing industry portals were busy compiling the ‘best of 2020’ lists over the past weeks. I too have shared 30+ great campaigns of last year in three parts. Here are a few clutter-breaking creative ideas I came across over the past few days including the much talked about Burger King’s new brand identity, ad film for BBC and more. Burger King brand identity: making retro cool Going by internet reactions from the…

I struggled to put together a list of creative ads which were truly clutter-breaking this past week. It only reiterates how difficult it is to produce ads which are noticed, especially during festive seasons where there is a sea of sameness across categories. Apple: The magic of mini feat. xt The HomePod Mini was launched recently by Apple. As the name suggests its small size is a selling point. But even while the benefit can…