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Clever ads that stick in the head

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by BuzzKill, Sep 19, 2008.

  1. BuzzKill

    BuzzKill Executive VIP

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    I have some clients that are finally starting to catch on to the fact that if you want to compete in advertising, you have to stand out. Local television and radio commercials are typically obnoxious and stupid. A good ad doesn't necessarily have to cost a fortune, and just because you spent a lot does not make it good. I am creating a swipe file of advertising that stands out. If you can ad to this list, I would appreciate it. There are advertising sites that have these but I assume the average person on the street is an idiot, and most of the people here are smart. So far I have:

    Geico cavemen
    Geico gecko
    Budweiser frogs
    The talking stain
    Free credit report dot com singing guy
    The wheres the beef old lady
     
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    premiumsource Senior Member

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    Mazda - Zoom Zoom Zoom
    Bud Light - Magic/Secret Fridge
    Air Jordans - MJ and Spike Lee
    Priceline.com - William Shatner
     
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  3. Schub

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    The Doritos Chick
    Taco Bell Dog
    Life Alert "Ive fallen and I cant get up"
    The Clapper
    Energizer Bunny
    Got Milk?
    "This is your brain on drugs"...the frying pan commercial
     
  4. scubaslick

    scubaslick Regular Member

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    Chia Pets
    The Garden Weasel
    Mentos (even though I want to kill myself every time I hear the song, it sticks in your mind)
    The Axe body spray stuff has pretty mentally sticky commercials
    The Mac vs. PC stuff has been pretty great
    99% of all Superbowl commercials

    Most of these that have been mentioned aren't strictly commercials trying to sell a product though. They are branding efforts designed to sell you on the value and reliability of a company.

    Branding is extremely important even for (I might even say particularly for) small, new businesses.

    Sales is even more important though. :)
    This is a great thread Buzzkill.