Could it be that advertising isn’t an art form but more of a science? Are the smart marketers using frameworks like the one from Made to Stick or the one in Jonah Berger’s Contagious?
As much as advertising is an art form, there’s more science to it than you think. The slide deck of the 99 most creative ads is to show you how many companies go about their advertising. These are the best of the best, for every amazing ad there are 1000 mediocre ads that just become noise in our world.
If you want to standout, if you want to create a truly remarkable ad than read Contagious(Jonah Berger) and Made to Stick(I already told you who wrote this book). They will at least give you a framework to work under to create the next viral sensation.
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An entire generation was taught not to put things in our mouths because of this commercial. What a catchy tune! Do you think we all still know this song because is has such a great hook? Or because it was completely overplayed from 1993-1998? You be the judge.
Around Regina, you can still look someone in the eye and say “some people think I eat too many chocolate bars” and you’ll get the response, “or that I don’t wash my face.” This commercial inspired a generation of kids to care about their appearance, especially their face. Also, when one eats a lot of chocolate bars we’re reminded of this cultural tipping point for facial cleanliness.
One of my personal favs…
The log drivers waltz
I shared this on Twitter and @KiltedBroker chimed in saying he thought this was a video on how to pick up chicks! Atta boy Jackson.
And finally a public service announcement from our favourite drug spokesman, Pee-wee Herman…
Don’t do crack!
Have a favourite commercial from when you were a kid? Share in the comments below, I’ll add any sweet videos to this list!