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Over the last couple of weeks, my social media and TV time was much less than usual, thanks to (I should really be thankful and not just mean it as ‘due to’) some travel. I did not pine for any of the streaming shows, news channels, sport telecasts or social media feeds. Of course, I welcomed it as a break and maybe sooner or later would have wished I had all my devices and a…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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 through media clutter is actually a big deal. This week’s compilation includes Heineken’s smart effort to get people vaccinated, a hilarious spot from Thailand and more. GrabPay: Dear Homo sapiens As I have said before, ads from Thailand have a…

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. This week’s compilation includes a stunt from the mobile network, EE in the UK, TV spots from Apple, John Lewis and more. EE: a close shave for actor Tom Ellis Product demonstration is a…

Every week I curate a set of creative ads which break the clutter and deliver a compelling brand message either through entertainment or an execution which evokes an emotion. This week’s compilation includes an ad for iPhone 12, Ford UK, Fisher-Price and more. iPhone 12: fumble The hallmark of an ad from Apple is focus. Without any intended pun, the focus is on the product and its benefits. There are several brands which create ads…

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. This week’s compilation includes an ad from OnePlus to announce their partnership with Hasselblad, funny spot for Highkey low-sugar snacks and more. OnePlus: LunarLand The mobile handset market has several dynamics at play:…

Our brain loves lists and there are 8 reasons for it, according to New Yorker. Towards the end of every year, we see ‘best of’ lists across categories. Advertising is highly subjective – what may be liked by one could be hated by another. But I guess most of the ads in my picks of best ad campaigns of 2020 would be universally liked. Here are some more ads (in no particular order) which were…