THE RECIPE FOR THE MAGIC COCKTAIL FOR BRAND SUCCESS BY KAREN HOWE: BRILLIANT CREATIVE AND TELEVISION

26. 3. 2024 TV is the media channel of choice for top brands. One of the reasons is that it provides unrivalled access to consumers of all ages, including the elusive group of 18-34 year olds. Karen Howe, global award-winning creative director and member of the Cannes Lions advisory board, focused her brand magic webinar on some of… Continue reading THE RECIPE FOR THE MAGIC COCKTAIL FOR BRAND SUCCESS BY KAREN HOWE: BRILLIANT CREATIVE AND TELEVISION



WHY DOES MOST ADVERTISING FAIL TO GET ATTENTION?

1. 2. 2024 Once again, Tom Roach has produced an excellent, evidence-based review of an essential problem facing advertisers: how to get attention. His answer is creativity. People would rather not be exposed to advertising, so creativity provides the means to get their scarce attention. However, there are a couple of points implied in his article that I… Continue reading WHY DOES MOST ADVERTISING FAIL TO GET ATTENTION?



MAXIMUM MOUSE MAGIC: DISNEY’S 5-STAR CENTENARY

26. 12. 2023 When it comes to distinctive assets, there has never been a company like Disney. When the entertainment behemoth brings the full might of its library of characters, movies and franchise brands to bear, the effect is overwhelming. Case in point: this epic centenary commercial. Any one of the dozens of famous faces in this video… Continue reading MAXIMUM MOUSE MAGIC: DISNEY’S 5-STAR CENTENARY



CHRISTMAS 2023: WATCH ALL OF THE LATEST ADS

22. 12. 2023 Welcome to The Drum’s Christmas campaign round-up for 2023. Here, you’ll be able to watch and review all the best ads from around the world. The festive season is here once again, and, similar to last year, brands are getting their seasonal spots out early. They are all competing for attention in unique ways, be… Continue reading CHRISTMAS 2023: WATCH ALL OF THE LATEST ADS



SCREENVOICE TOP 12 CHRISTMAS CAMPAIGNS 2023

15. 12. 2023 The year has come and gone, and famous and lesser-known brands have come out with their long-awaited Christmas campaigns, which unmistakably draw us into the pre-Christmas spirit and put us in the mood for a genuine festive atmosphere. Christmas advertising campaigns are not mere commercial sales efforts, although inspiration at a time when the hunt… Continue reading SCREENVOICE TOP 12 CHRISTMAS CAMPAIGNS 2023



ADS CAN STRESS PEOPLE OUT, ESPECIALLY AROUND THE HOLIDAYS. HERE’S HOW BRANDS CAN CHANGE THAT.

13. 12. 2023 If you feel your nerves tighten a bit when you hear the sound of holiday bells jingling in a TV ad, you’re not alone. According to Healthline, 62% of Americans describe their stress levels as “very elevated” or “somewhat elevated” during the holiday season – and only 10% say it’s a stress-free time of year… Continue reading ADS CAN STRESS PEOPLE OUT, ESPECIALLY AROUND THE HOLIDAYS. HERE’S HOW BRANDS CAN CHANGE THAT.



HOW CAN TV ADVERTISING DRIVE GROWTH BEYOND ‘PERFORMANCE’ B2B MARKETING?

13. 11. 2023 We spoke to Matt Hill, Director of Research & Planning at Thinkbox, the marketing body for TV in the UK who help advertisers get the best out of today’s TV. We explore exciting opportunities for companies to reach targetted, localised businesses through low-cost TV ads. 1) In recent times, targeted advertising on platforms like LinkedIn,… Continue reading HOW CAN TV ADVERTISING DRIVE GROWTH BEYOND ‘PERFORMANCE’ B2B MARKETING?



AVOIDING ‘BETTER YESTERDAYS’: THE TRAP OF NOSTALGIA

3. 11. 2023 Nostalgia is a comforting temptation for consumers and brands, explains Trajectory’s Tom Johnson, but there is greater opportunity to be found by looking ahead. The pull of nostalgia is powerful. It’s one reason why the Coca-Cola ‘holidays are coming’ Christmas advert is among the nation’s favourites, and part of the appeal of Burger King’s new… Continue reading AVOIDING ‘BETTER YESTERDAYS’: THE TRAP OF NOSTALGIA



WHY COKE LEANED ON ITS HERITAGE THIS YEAR TO CREATE SANTA-LADEN AD

2. 11. 2023 We catch up with Coca-Cola’s global head of creative strategy to hear how the soda brand thinks there’s a little Father Christmas in all of us. Coca-Cola has had a longstanding affiliation with Santa Claus, ever since he appeared in its holiday ads in the 1920s. This year, its festive offering draws on that association,… Continue reading WHY COKE LEANED ON ITS HERITAGE THIS YEAR TO CREATE SANTA-LADEN AD



“WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE BANNER AD?” SAID NO ONE EVER: WHY CREATIVES STILL LOVE TV

9. 10. 2023 Marketers are reportedly falling out of love with TV – but what do creatives think about the future of the medium? When someone is asked what their favourite ad is they will almost certainly refer to a TV spot. TV is an advertising medium that can leave a long-lasting impression on a person and is… Continue reading “WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE BANNER AD?” SAID NO ONE EVER: WHY CREATIVES STILL LOVE TV



STARTING TO LAUGH AGAIN. THE SLOW RETURN OF HUMOUR IN ADVERTISING

26. 9. 2023 New Kantar LINK+ data shows the power of humour in advertising across media channels for brands and highlights the importance of making consumers laugh out loud. Just over a year ago, we talked about the steady overall decline of humour in advertising over the last two decades. The good news is that Kantar data from… Continue reading STARTING TO LAUGH AGAIN. THE SLOW RETURN OF HUMOUR IN ADVERTISING



NOSTALGIA MARKETING: A POWERFUL SOURCE OF EMOTION

25. 9. 2023 Nostalgia is in right now — and perhaps this is partly a reaction to the ever-evolving technocentric landscape we live in. Familiarity can be comforting and a source of positive memories from the past; so, in many ways, it’s unsurprising that brands are harnessing nostalgia to evoke joy and connection for beloved brands, aesthetics, experiences,… Continue reading NOSTALGIA MARKETING: A POWERFUL SOURCE OF EMOTION



HOW TO IMPROVE ADVERTISING PAYBACK

21. 9. 2023 Advertisers need to understand the different levers they can pull to improve ROI and to identify where resources should be put to maximise returns, reveals new research on the drivers of advertising profitability. In a WARC Spotlight on Drivers of Brand Growth, Paul Dyson, co-founder of Accelero, updates his previous study from 2014 to include… Continue reading HOW TO IMPROVE ADVERTISING PAYBACK



THE GRAND FINALE OF THE ROUND-THE-WORLD TV ADVERTISING JOURNEY: WORLD RECORDS AND CURIOSITIES

14. 9. 2023 Our summer trip around the world in search of TV advertising is over. Let’s take a look at the ads that have earned a spot in the Guinness World Records or are so peculiar that they have crossed not only country borders but also the earth’s borders. Yes, you guessed right, we will take a… Continue reading THE GRAND FINALE OF THE ROUND-THE-WORLD TV ADVERTISING JOURNEY: WORLD RECORDS AND CURIOSITIES



TV ADVERTISING IN THE PHILIPPINES: CATCHY SONGS, HUMOUR AND STORIES REFLECTING THE LIVES OF ISLANDERS

6. 9. 2023 The Philippine advertising scene is as diverse as the 7,641 islands that make up the archipelago. There are more than 80 different – still living – languages and dialects. The market is a mix of diverse cultures influenced by traditional and western practices, making advertising in the Philippines a truly unique adventure. Welcome to the… Continue reading TV ADVERTISING IN THE PHILIPPINES: CATCHY SONGS, HUMOUR AND STORIES REFLECTING THE LIVES OF ISLANDERS



WHY TV’S NOT JUST A BRAND CHANNEL

6. 9. 2023 There are many marketing debates: Agency vs. in-house. Brand vs. Product. Creative intuition vs. data-driven design. And, of course, sales activation vs. brand-building. Marketing Architects have a look how to drive sales and brand, together, on TV in this article. Each week, we break down another marketing strategy so you can skip the hype and… Continue reading WHY TV’S NOT JUST A BRAND CHANNEL



TELEVISION ADVERTISING IN MALAYSIA: A SIMPLE PRESENTATION BUT A POWERFUL, EMOTIONAL STORY

15. 8. 2023 Malaysia, with its multicultural environment and ethnic diversity, is a uniquely cosmopolitan country that manages to bring together diverse communities through shared forms of art and culture. All Malaysians place great emphasis on the values associated with the Malaysian lifestyle and therefore celebrate all festivals exuberantly. For example, the Hari Raya holiday could easily be… Continue reading TELEVISION ADVERTISING IN MALAYSIA: A SIMPLE PRESENTATION BUT A POWERFUL, EMOTIONAL STORY



MNTM SELECTION: HOLIDAY ADS THAT WARM THE HEART

10. 8. 2023 The holiday season may be far ahead, but there’s no time to waste in planning for it. Each month, QuickFrame by MNTN compiles a selection of the best ad creatives whose concepts have resonated with audiences. And now is a good time to take a look at a few favorite holiday ads from the past… Continue reading MNTM SELECTION: HOLIDAY ADS THAT WARM THE HEART