I love everything about the Snickers ‘you are not you when you are hungry’ campaign. It is based on a great insight, articulated well and the central idea is so ‘campaignable’. We’ve seen some great theme and tactical ads as part of the campaign. A new outdoor campaign takes it to the next level – actually showing people what the downside of being hungry.
No advertising & marketing industry conference is complete without the mention of mobile being the ‘next big thing’. Everyone agrees that the platform offers great potential and speaks of the need for a ‘mobile-first’ approach. But is the potential of mobile fully exploited by brands?
I loved the new Fortune Mother Exchange idea for two things: (a) it is a creative idea beyond a TVC for the brand and (b) it is bold because while the product (cooking oil) is central to the idea it runs the risk of ‘poor branding’ in the conventional TVC perspective.
I could only manage to get a glimpse of one or two ads of the new Tata Sky ‘Daily Dillagi’ ads on TV. I was intrigued by the ‘to be continued’ format and the penny dropped after hearing the connect with the product idea: daily re-charge. The product itself is an innovation and I liked the creative solution which is hardwired to the product idea.
Consumers using brand names as verbs is not new. Google and Xerox are the oft quoted examples in such a practice. Many of such examples have happened voluntarily without any effort from the brand. I guess that happens when a brand is either the pioneer in a category or has such a monopoly that no competition appears in the mental horizon.