Sometimes the genius of creative advertisements goes unnoticed. Well, not this time. This selection of clever and powerful ads is just too good to ignore. When an advertisement is both visually, emotionally, and intellectually stimulating, it becomes much more effective. But when it’s funny too, well, then it’s just perfect.
Eyewear brand Very French Gangster has launched a series of crime mugshots of kids dressed in killer shades and glasses. The grown-ups among us could learn a thing or two from them on how to work that camera.
An Ads Of The World gold award has been won by this funny ad for a body deodorant. The incredible power of this ‘fragrance for men’ attracts herds of beautiful women in an apocalyptic scenario. This is the last episode from a most popular and acclaimed series of advertising spots.
It always amazes me how much outdoor advertising is uninspiring, flat, and unmemorable, when all you need to kickstart a campaign, and conversation, is a great idea, an element of interaction, and superb execution. Simple, really. This Minneapolis bus shelter, by ad agency Colle + McVoy, promotes Caribou Coffee’s new hot breakfast sandwiches in a [...]
This vexed panda is a deathwish who vehemently appears in Panda Cheese commercials when consumers dare not to try, buy, or use his product. Although he’s becoming quite an amusing hit in cyberspace, I strongly suggest you steer clear of this bear. His adorable blinking eyes won’t stop him from turning off your life support.
This is very clever. In order to prevent accidents in the District of West Vancouver, ‘the optical illusion of an illustrated girl chasing a ball has been placed on the road northbound at 22nd street’, with signs approaching it warning drivers that ‘you’re probably not expecting kids to run out on the road’. Unsurprisingly, it’s been an contentious discussion point amongst local residents.
We love the sheer (pun intended) creativity in this advertising campaign by Berlin-based agency Butter for their client, EIZO, who produce ‘medical imaging high precision displays for the examination and diagnosis of radiographs’.
The New Zealand branch of the venerable J Walter Thompson advertising agency came up with this clever idea recently to create a poster advert for Kit Kats that was wholly interactive. The centrepiece of the campaign (literally) was a series flat-pack plywood poster-chairs made from six pieces, which could be assembled in just a few [...]
Despite the intentions of many, it’s not so often that advertising — as an industry — truly thinks outside the box. Yet, when executed well, clever eye-catching advertising actually works. It does. As these examples will attest to.