Every Single Day

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Under Armour produces some of the most durable yet comfortable sports apparels. Their campaigns and ads features famous sportsmen and celebrities all the time. I remembered back in my university days, we had to study Under Armour and how it strategically expand its business through innovation and branding. A company robust in not just its internal processes but determined in marketing with a vision. Their current campaign by Droga5, the “Rule Yourself Campaign”, features Tom Brady in his relentless spirit to be the best. Brady is probably one of the finest specimen who showed great talent from where he was to a four-time Super Bowl champion. I like how the advertisement showed Brady repeating “Every single day”, focusing on the importance of building your success bit by bit towards your eventual goal. Very cool ad.

Work that mind

I have to admit Im a huge fan of the campaigns by W+K, Netherlands, and their recent campaign for Nike women does live up to my expectations. These short clips featured athletes with very strong determination. The negative thoughts running through their mind gets decimated almost immediately. And I believe the power of positivity is one of the main driving force for success. Remember, success don’t come easily, so do not let your negative thoughts push you over. Stay strong. Believe in yourself.

Abuse

Everyone wants to protect their loved ones. So why cant we treat others the same? Humans are selfish by nature but this can be changed. Especially when the mistreatment of animals is seen happening everywhere. This video by FAADA, BBDO, Spain, depicts anger when our loved ones are being threatened. Protective parents exercising their rights to shield innocent children from abusive treatments. Stop wild animal abuse. Especially those manipulated for commercial consumptions.

Loud and clear

This advertisement for baby carrots just shook me off the chair. They actually made healthy food so annoyingly attractive through unhealthy food advertising. LOL. Clearly, simple healthy food lacks good marketing effort. I for once believe that the whole ‘re-skinning’ process is not just merely putting on hippy looking visuals but rather using stronger messaging. Perhaps this advertisement has taken a more outlandish approach, but one that mimics how a typical junk food commercial might actually behave. I wonder if successful advertising means mirroring the traits of another category. Regardless, this ad has gotten my attention nonetheless.

Garbage Man

Got to love how creativity blossoms in Thailand. They make almost every awesome ad seemed so easy, so pioneering. One of the best formula for success has always been to nail the brief with what it is suppose to sell. Not only does viral content helps to garner traction, such ads touches people’s hearts, getting them all warm and fuzzy. Evoking this sensation that make them want to share or even rethink of their fortunes. Interestingly, in this ad the little boy isnt the typical frail little brat but a rather chubby looking boy hero. When it comes to an insurance ad, nothing beats getting the right message across through the emotional route.

Beep!

Ah, its Christmas again. We shall be expecting the proliferation of creative works from brands in this festive season. Check out this funny commercial from Oral B. I have to say I had such a good laugh at this ad. Sometimes, you really don’t need an excellent script. All you probably need is the daily humour brought to life. Brilliant stuff from Publicis UK.

Change bit by bit

This ad by Saatchi & Saatchi, Bucharest, Romania for United Way might seem like a very simple ad but I do feel the message is well conveyed and extremely impactful. Cutting down the layers of flashy details, going straight to the core of the message, the ad communicates the importance of changing lives. We see a sad old lady, a dirty little boy and a gritty looking man transforming in the videos. Their differences in appearance was well illustrated from the beginning to the end of the video. Clearly, what we see in our daily lives can be changed through the little actions we do. Donate generously.