Thursday, 16 October 2008

New and improved!

The statement makes no sense at all because if something is new then it can't be improved, however I've seen some examples recently where advertising has used current advertising and re-invented it making altogether better and arguably more effective.

The piece that piqued my interest and the basis for this post was what the Independent did in response to The Times' campaign late last month which they called 'Ahead of The Times'.

I love this idea of guerrilla marketing. I think it's so effective because it works on the back of someone else’s effort (i.e. £3m Times' marketing budget) but delivers something wholly original through the art of reinvention. Whilst this idea doesn't work for a longer-term campaign, if you have planners with good reactions, media buyers with good relationships and open-minded clients you can be on to a winner with this formula. Examples from the past that I think are brilliant:

Examples from the past that I think are brilliant:

Pot Noodle:


and my favourite of all time, Tango:

Wednesday, 15 October 2008

Take on me - what it really means

I love this. It's simple, a bit puerile but overall very funny.

I realise the last couple of posts have been a bit flimsy but this one has sparked an idea for a post about the art of re-invention and whether or not 'sweded' versions of ads can be more effective than the original.

Will post tomorrow, promise.

Monday, 6 October 2008

Career change?

Anyone fancy applying for this job?!

When it comes to copy, the devil is in the detail...

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