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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 smart work for KFC borrowed slogans, Posh virtual assistant and more. KFC: borrowed slogans The COVID-19 pandemic triggered a variety of tactical communications from brands. During the initial phase…

Every week, I attempt to share a compilation of clutter-breaking creative ads. 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. In this week’s compilation: a funny ad for a fitness app promoted by actor Chris Hemsworth, a dreamy ad for Apple Watch and more. Chris Hemsworth’s Centr app: In March 2020, actor Chris Hemsworth launched a fitness app, called…

When it comes to advertising, getting noticed is the most important task. The next challenge is that of engagement or evoking interest, which is something most advertisers and ad agencies don’t seem to be too bothered about – going by the run-of-the-mill ads which are most common. Hence we need to appreciate the handful of creative ads which break the media clutter, are memorable and relevant. Here are a few which caught my eye recently:…

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…

Clutter-breaking creative ads are hard to come by simply because they are hard to make. Only a handful of ads that are produced get noticed. An even smaller number will be remembered, recalled and linked to a positive association for a brand. So here’s to all those who work hard in crafting clutter-breaking creative ads which resonate with their audience. Here’s a short compilation of ads for the week ending October 30, 2020. GE: Building…

Every week, I attempt to share a compilation of clutter-breaking creative ads. I also occasionally share my views on industry topics. This week, my compilation of creative ads include TV spots from Apple for the Apple Watch Series 6, Tesco UK for its Clubcard and more. Apple Watch Series 6: it already does that Over the years, the Keynote events held by Apple have been master classes in both PR and presentation. The hallmarks have…

Over a series of blog posts, hopefully, I will attempt to share few basics on making the best use of a particular medium (e.g. Print, Radio, Outdoor) or a platform (in-app advertising, YouTube) for advertising. This week, let me start with the basics of outdoor advertising. A fleeting medium The hallmark of a billboard is that people get just a few seconds to notice it, absorb the content and move on. This is especially true…

Every week, I attempt to share a few creative ads which I thought were clutter-breaking and compelling, aside from some views on topics relevant to the marketing & advertising industries.. As many have said, the most important task of an advert (or any social media creative for that matter) is to be noticed. If that does not happen, everything else – a great strategy document or big media investment is academic. Last week too brands…

In a 2017 event, ad legend Dave Trott said, ‘The problem with advertising is that every year in the UK, £20.3 billion is spent on all forms of advertising. Of that, 4% is remembered positively, 7% is remembered negatively and 89% of ads are not remembered at all’. A 2016 article said, ‘only 9% of digital ads are viewed for more than a second’. The industry is coping with even more media clutter, digital ad…

The first and most relevant task of advertising is to get noticed. If that is not achieved discussions on creativity and relevance are secondary. A majority of ads – be it in the online or offline world, are simply ignored. In today’s context the timeless truth of an advert having to break the clutter of the environment it is seen in, is even more important. There are truck loads of creative, engaging content in the…