Creative advertising that makes you look twice

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Advertisements usually have a negative connotation associated with them and because of this most people don’t like taking the time look at and even read advertisements. The good news is, not all advertisements are bad and some companies have taken the time to design some very clever advertising campaigns.

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Neil Patel
Neil Patel is the co-founder of KISSmetrics, an analytics provider that helps companies make better business decisions. Neil also blogs about marketing and entrepreneurship at Quick Sprout.
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  • http://bigmarketing.wordpress.com Rajan Sodhi

    These are great! Thank you – very enjoyable.

  • http://www.squarepusher.unionpost.org hadianto

    haha cool pics.enjoyed being amazed by them

  • http://www.freebiestown.com Mr Freebies

    i like pics that are pamromic views

  • http://www.thelairofthemonkey.co.uk Mr Butterscotch

    When advertising is at its’ best – as it is in these examples – it is just as much art as anything else. Perhaps indeed the best art, with the message cleverly inside the image.

  • http://www.volleyballvoices.com april

    loved “running man” on the apartment buildings!
    how do you set up a slideshow like this on a blog? very cool!!

  • http://www.pronetadvertising.com Neil Patel

    April, I used this [tutorial](http://paulstamatiou.com/2005/11/19/how-to-quickie-embedded-flickr-slideshows/) to get the slideshow on the blog.

  • http://www.seo4startups.com/ Steve Mertz

    Sweet Neil-Jimi Hendrix just rolled over in his grave!

  • http://www.roostersrail.com The Rooster

    A shame that advertising isn’t always like this… The least they could do is be entertaining.

  • http://fractalenlightenment.blogspot.com Clyde Fernandes

    Yeah i saw these before and circulated them in my office. Mr. Patel!hi all he way from Bombay :)OOOh there are a few new ones

  • http://blog.offbeatmammal.com OffBeatMammal

    Awesome! There are stillsome creative thinkers in AdLand.
    Every CD should be made to try and come up with one worthy of including in this list

  • thienzbuatreg

    hi neil patel, thx for the great pictures… can u maybe zip and send them to me at thienzbuatreg@yahoo.com? 🙂
    thx 🙂

  • grace HENDRICK

    nice way to start the day.
    really after making me happy

  • http://www.herdo.be/blog/index.php?2006/10/20/74-49-pubs-qui-gagnent-a-etre-connues herdo.be

    49 Pubs qui gagnent ?

  • http://www.tamestorm.com kay

    Good is not a word about advertisement, this ads just fun, not good.

  • http://meneame.net/story/publicidad-creativa-muy-original meneame.net

    Publicidad creativa y muy original

    Diferentes formas de publicidad muy creativa y original en distintos formatos. Est?ɬ

  • http://www.knowhr.com/blog Frank

    Neil, that was metacommunication. The ads are compelling, but so is the way you presented them. That was cool in its own right. And you made me look twice!

  • http://www.loungepenguin.co.uk matt keogh

    thanks for this – great post. Really been enjoying your feeds.

  • http://www.pronetadvertising.com Neil Patel

    thienzbuatreg, sent the pictures.

  • http://michaelmartine.com/ Michael Martine

    Those were great, except the tampax one with the sharks is probably the most offensive thing I have ever seen. Message? Women are dirty and unclean. Menstruation is dirty and unclean. As a woman, you should be afraid. You are in danger simply because you are a woman. Disgusting.

  • http://www.abhilash.us Abhilash

    Nice work, Neil. I love the way you incorporated the del.icio.us slideshow. wanna grab a drink at pubcon?

  • http://www.pronetadvertising.com Neil Patel

    Abhilash, would love to grab a drink at pubcon with you. Send me an email when you get a chance or fill out the [contact form](http://www.pronetadvertising.com/contact/).
    Thanks

  • Pandora

    To Martine:
    I think the message is that Tampax absorbs so well that even sharks won’t smell the blood in water. Get it? It isn’t all that deep.
    Thanks, Neil. Great compilation!

  • http://mollermarketing.com Nate Moller

    Wow! Very creative advertising. Branding at it’s best. Can you send me these pictures too for use as examples of branding for my clients? Thanks

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