November 14, 2023
Hey party people! Buckle up for another thrilling ride through the ad universe as we revisit some iconic campaigns that have left an indelible mark on our creative souls. Inspired by The Ad Professor’s thread over on X 🚀
First in the lineup is Chupa Chups Sugarfree – the ad that’s as sweet as sugar but without the calories. Picture this: a bold, rebellious lollipop standing tall against a sea of gray, with ants giving it the ultimate snub. Why, you ask? Because it’s sugar-free, baby! It’s like the lollipop version of a VIP party, and those ants didn’t make the cut on the guest list.
Now, who can forget the time KFC literally ran out of chicken? It was like a chicken apocalypse! But fear not, they didn’t chicken out of the situation. Instead, they teamed up with Mother London for a finger-lickin’ good apology. It was like saying, “Oops, we’re out of chicken, but here’s a hilarious ad to make it up to you.”
Enter Staedler Pencils – the Picasso of writing utensils. These aren’t your average pencils; oh no, they’re tiny architectural wonders! Thanks to Leo Burnett, Hong Kong, we now have pencils that double as skyscrapers in the hands of creative geniuses. It’s like writing your next big idea in architectural calligraphy.
Fasten your seatbelts for the Volkswagen Think Small campaign. I was reminded of this ad last week when CJ brought it up during a creative session. In a world of big egos, this ad dared to say, “Yes, we’re small, and we love it.” Created by the masterminds at Doyle Dane & Bernbach in 1960, it’s the OG of embracing your true self. Simple, smart, and a little sassy – just like your favorite sidekick.
And now, the epic clash of the tech titans – Mac vs. PC. Cue the dramatic music! TBWA\Media Arts Lab unleashed a whirlwind of 30-second clips from 2006 to 2009, sparking a debate hotter than a jalapeño on a summer day. Macs, the cool kids on the block, vs. PCs, the buttoned-up workaholics. It’s like a tech soap opera with a side of humor. Who needs popcorn when you have a front-row seat to this showdown?
So there you have it, a rollercoaster ride through the ad world – where lollipops are VIPs, pencils are architects, cars are proud to be small, and tech giants duke it out like gladiators in the arena of awesomeness. Stay tuned for more adventures in creativity, folks! 🎉✨
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