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Advertising competes for our attention. We tend to ignore it as we have more important issues occupying our minds. Add to it the general clutter of media and we have to appreciate creative ads which get noticed and stay memorable. My weekly compilation of clutter breaking creative ads is a small tribute to such efforts. Here are a few creative ideas which caught my eye this past week: Liquid Death Mountain Water: water boy With a brand…

Contrary to popular perception, people don’t hate advertising. They only hate advertising that’s annoying. Worse still, they ignore most of the advertising and commercial messages that interrupt whatever they are trying to accomplish. My compilation of creative ads every week is a small acknowledgment of the effort put in by brand teams to produce advertising that breaks the clutter to entertain or engage the audience. In this week’s collection, a hilarious spot featuring Patrick Stewart for Yorkshire…

Earlier this week, my Twitter and LinkedIn timelines featured some outstanding outdoor from StreetEasy, a real estate search firm in New York. It demonstrated how select creative work ‘bubble up’ into our visibility purely on the merit of the idea and craft. My weekly compilation of clutter-breaking creative work includes that and more: StreetEasy: win the game of real estate Advertising is not pure art – it has a business role to play and hence…

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 spot for Volkswagen with a visual hook and a tongue in cheek ad for Sipsmith gin which turns sponsorship announcers on their head. Volkswagen: Sheets After the first…

In real life, if you met someone who chose to give unsolicited comments on everything that’s going on in the world, that too in every available forum, chances are you’d get annoyed. But brands which claim to have a personality and tone of voice, somehow think always on’​ social media is good – they have to offer a comment on every occasion and major item of the news cycle. So whether it is a cargo…

Do people hate ads? While that seems to be the general perception, it can be argued that people only dislike or worse still, ignore bad ads. Creative ads – which break media clutter and convey a single minded message in a compelling manner through entertainment, humour or tapping into other emotions (such as fear as seen during the COVID-19 pandemic) create brand affinity. Unacademy: the greatest lesson and others caught my eye this week: Tourism…

Getting noticed is the most important objective of any advertising or shall we be suitably contemporary and say, ‘content’. Sadly, most of what’s paid for and put out there simply goes unnoticed. Only a handful break through the huge clutter of media noise and commercial messaging and an even smaller number are recalled and associated with the correct brand. Every week, I compile such creative ads. Here are a few from the week ending November…

Cutting through clutter and being noticed is job No.1 for any ad. Unfortunately, the marketing & advertising collectively wastes millions of dollars in production and media monies on run-of-the-mill ads which are simply ignored – not even disliked. I attempt to share a compilation of creative ads every week (and some commentary on industry issues occasionally). Here are some compelling creative ads I noticed week ending Oct 9, 2020: Flipkart Big Billion Days: double roles…

Every week I attempt to share a compilation of creative ads and occasionally some commentary on the business of advertising. This week’s compilation of clutter-breaking creative ads include the new brand identity from Intel (technically not an ad), a TVC from iPhone and more. Intel: new brand and visual identity Adverts created by brands are mostly ignored. That’s a horrible place to be – worse than being criticised as at least the work was noticed…

Every week, I attempt to compile a list of select creative ads with caught my attention. Getting noticed amidst clutter of media noise is a big deal – in fact the only metric that truly matters in advertising, as everything else is academic if the ad is just ignored. Here are a few which caught my eye the week ending May 9, 2020: Mint Mobile: New ManageMint Ryan Reynolds’ creative team does it again. The…