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26 January 2018

Innovative Ad of the Week: Bridge Music Academy ‘The Racist Keyboard’ (India)

Racist keyboard

Delhi-NCR’s premier music school Bridge Music Academy is taking a stand against racism with an integrated campaign that includes a film featuring a specially-built keyboard with no black keys.

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23 January 2018

Mum’s the word for better marketing

Returning to work after maternity leave can be challenging for many new mums – regaining the art of holding an adult conversation, for example, for longer than the five minutes it takes the Tesco driver to deliver shopping, or learning to think above and beyond how many nappies you’ve changed that day.  

However, the real challenge lies in employer attitudes and the need for a mass culture shift. 

I’m one of the lucky mums who works for a marketing agency that values the important contribution we make in terms of skills, experience, commitment and loyalty. I’ve been with the business for 10 years (minus two years maternity leave) and my colleagues currently share 23 babies of various ages between them – almost half of the company.  

Is the business suffering as a result? Hardly! Revenues are increasing year on year, and we’re repeatedly winning industry awards for our work. So why don’t more employers take this approach? 

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19 January 2018

Ambient Ad of the Week: Coca-Cola ‘Gratitude warms you up’ (Kazakhstan)

Coca cola

On these cold Winter days, there’s nothing worse than being stuck at a bus stop in the freezing cold as you watch every other bus on the route come and go while the countdown timer slowly ticks down for your bus to arrive…

Enter Coca-Cola.

While an ice-cold refreshing bottle of Coca-Cola is the last thing on your mind at this particular point in time, commuters in Kazakhstan might tell you different.

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16 January 2018

Gender Stereotyping in Digital Advertising [infographic]

Gender info main

36% of consumers like a brand more when they run ads that break gender stereotyping and 25% are more likely to make a purchase from that brand as a result, according to some research we stumbled across from Choozle.

The findings were part of a survey looking at consumer sentiment towards brands that actively break stereotypes, the impact of ad copy versus creative with regard to consumer perception of stereotypes, how it affects purchase behaviour and whether the ad industry should be held responsible for breaking gender stereotypes.

Check out all of the key highlights in the infographic below:

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12 January 2018

Digital Ad of the Week: Meat & Livestock Australia 'Lamb Side Story' (Australia)

Mla

Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) is causing a bit of stir with the release of its annual Summer Lamb campaign, by turning Australia's divided political climate into a Broadway-style satirical musical.

The ad, based on the 1961 musical West Side Story, kicks off with a suburban mother seen cooking lamb for her children on a barbecue before urging them: "Quick kids - go inside. It's the extreme left and right wing commentators represented as Broadway musical style street gangs - a satirical commentary on our current divided political climate."

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09 January 2018

5 big marketing trends for 2018 [infographic]

Trends infographic

A new year brings a new batch of opportunities and challenges but which trends should marketers have on their radar for 2018?

The folks at MDG Advertising have identified five big marketing trends to watch in 2018 and have pulled it all together into one handy infographic.

From micro-influencer campaigns to AI-powered efficiency and more, check out the top five below:

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05 January 2018

Print Ad of the Week: Cabletica ‘Parental Control’ (Costa Rica)

Jumping on the popular Snapchat filter trend, Costa Rican TV and internet service provider Cabletica has released a new series of print ads, created by agency Jotabequ, using the popular filters to send out a message on the importance of setting up parental controls.

The creative draws on popular adult TV shows and films – including Game of Thrones, The Shining, Chucky and The Walking Dead – to create a series of ads that feature characters overlaid with a range of filters with a simple tagline “Some filters are not enough. Parental Control.”

Check out the series of ads below:

Cabletica 1

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19 December 2017

Top 10 Christmas ads of 2017

With Christmas now less than a week away, we take a look at the top 10 Christmas ads in the UK, according to YouTube*. Not surprisingly, it is the retailers who dominate the majority of the list with tech giant Apple making an appearance in the number 10 spot. 

So without further ado, the festive ad winners of 2017 are…

1. #MozTheMonster
Advertiser: John Lewis
Creative agency: adam&eveDDB
Media agency: Manning Gottlieb OMD
No. of video views**: 9,329,476

2. Paddington & The Christmas Visitor #LoveTheBear
Advertiser: M&S
Creative agency: Grey London
Media agency: Mindshare
No. of video views**: 6,631,768

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