There is a lot more to marketing than just advertising – understanding consumer needs, crafting a product or service which fulfils such needs, market segmentation, positioning, pricing, distribution and promotion, to name a few. However the most visible manifestation of all this is advertising. So many attribute success or failure of a product to just […]
Every day we come across hundreds of commercial messages. Only a few of them are memorable. Here are a few which caught my eye the week ending 13th Oct, 2017. 1. Unif-400: a ‘romanocumentary’ Advertising from Thailand has set very high standards over the years. What sets them apart is that they are uniquely Thai […]
Every day we come across hundreds of commercial messages. Only a few of them are memorable. Here are a few which caught my eye the week ending 7th Oct, 2017. 1. UNIQLO: Skip Winter Ads which are a montage of visuals, set to a catchy jingle or music are quite common. One may say that […]
Remember ‘ambient’ advertising? Just over a decade or so ago, it was all the rage. Essentially, it was using non-traditional out-of-home media, in an unexpected manner to deliver a brand message. While traditional billboards and kiosks were also used the creative expression gave it a twist. So we had ice-cream sticks, lamp posts, a seat […]
Every day we come across hundreds of commercial messages. Only a few of them are noticed and remembered. Here are a handful which caught my the week ending September 29th, 2017. Audi UK: Clowns I love ads which convey a clear consumer benefit based on a strong product feature, packaged through a compelling visual story […]
Among the many ads we see every day, only a few are noticed and remembered. Here are my picks of creative ads from last week: a clever print ad for L.L.Bean, a sculpture made of keys for IKEA…and more.
1. Amtrak: Break the Travel Quo One of my earliest lessons in advertising strategy was about correctly defining one’s competition: an amusement park’s competition isn’t necessarily another amusement park but other avenues of ‘fun’. Amtrak’s new campaign in the US promises a better way to travel as compared to air or road. The promise of […]
Subaru Crosstrek: welcome to the pack I am not an automobile fan myself (though I keenly follow the category advertising, especially in print) so I didn’t know that Subaru has a reputation for evoking loyalty in the US. It is said that casting dogs and babies in an ad is guaranteed to generate involvement in […]