Everyones view of what makes a good advert are different. Some focus on if the advert conveys a message well. I feel as long as the advert can make you remember it, no matter what the reason, then it has been successful. An advert does not always have to convey the message of the product or company to be successful. If you can make the audience remember the product and company just from being funny, quirky or outrageous then as an advertising team you have done your job.
One of the best examples for colours in an advert would be the Sony ‘balls’ advert for their TV set brand Bravia to show how well it’s screens distinguish colours. For this advert they took thousands of different coloured bouncy balls and let them bounce freely down a street in San Fransisco. The advert, released back in 2005, was an amazingly creative idea and very memorable.
The One Dollar Shave Club have a collection of quirky and funny adverts, but the stand out has to be the first advert they made. It had the strapline “Our Blades are F***ing Great”. In the ad, the adventurous CEO helps out immigrants and wielding a machete. It even has hillarious dance party at the end with money flying around. As an advert it gets its point across very well in a humourous way and keeps you interested throughout. If something is very funny, it is highly likely to be shared across social media.
Beats by Dre (now Beats Music) released an advert for their headphone ranges called ‘The Game Before The Game’ for the Football World Cup in 2014. The music used was ‘Jungle’ by X Ambassadors & Jamie N Commons and it really captures and immerses you in the advert. The advert is very good at captivating its audience and making them feel part of the prematch rituals of the football players.
In my eyes there is only one advert that takes the award for being totally random and a little wierd. Mountain Dew’s advert for this years’ Super Bowl for their new drink Kickstart starred the ‘PuppyMonkeyBaby’. No words can describe it, just watch below…
You might be thinking “what the hell did I just watch?” but for being so bizarre it could potentially be one of the most memorable adverts. Your not likely to forget a puppy/monkey/baby in a hurry!
In what could potentially be one of the most annoying adverts of all time, the Go Compare advert was released in 2009 to the annoyance of audiences across the country. You will only have to watch this advert once to totally understand how annoying it is but due to hearing the company name “Go Compare” being sang in an annoying classical style, it quite powerfully sticks in your head which means everyone knows the brand name of the company. Controversially it’s brand awareness at it’s best.
In conclusion, for adverts to appeal to a younger audience you don’t need all of the above points together but if you play just one or two to your strength it can work out to be a very powerful advert. Out of all the adverts listed above my stand out favourite has to be the Mountain Dew ‘Kickstart’ advert with the “PuppyMonkeyBaby”. Just on the basis of it having the wierd factor and being a very out there piece of advertising which will be remembered for being so random yet funny.
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