Dove have been running a rather stupid advert showing the difference between Dove and ordinary soap. They put some coloured paper in the shape of a woman on bars of soap and left them on the soap bar. Ordinary soap destroys the paper whereas Dove doesn’t. So bloody what! Continue reading
Anushka Sharma is a leading Bollywood actress who has just done a deal with Nivea. Although Bollywood films are getting very popular around the world I think it is her followers in India that appeals to Nivea and to whom they are hoping she will help to promote their product. Continue reading
You don’t see so many adverts that flagrantly play on your insecurities nowadays. This is just as well. There is only so much vomit available to respond to them. But that doesn’t mean that the same basic technique isn’t still at play. Continue reading
I am not sure what a brand ambassador does exactly, though I suppose it probably doesn’t involve declaring war on other brands. It is just as well in the case of Hugh Laurie. Continue reading
The short answer is no. You knew that already didn’t you. But thanks to a lawsuit between Estee Lauder and Swedish model Caroline Louise Forsling we now have proof.
I have been trying to write up a significant article from The Biologist for a while now. Continue reading
If you want to advertise a product on television most countries have some kind of regulations in place about what you can and can’t say. Specific claims usually need some kind of justification. And rightly so – you shouldn’t be able to lie about what your stuff can do. But there is a lot you can say about a product that is not in any way specific and there aren’t any particular rules about this. Nor could there be. The professionals in advertising distinguish between what they call ‘the claims’ and other stuff intended to promote the product.
The other stuff is called puff.
Lynx run a series of tongue in cheek adverts promoting their product’s ability to improve your attractiveness to women. Some of them are very amusing. I always have a twinge of concern with these kinds of things though. Some people are very sensitive about their lack of appeal to the opposite sex, and I do wonder if these adverts play on people’s insecurities without actually offering them a solution. Nobody actually believes that spraying a mid-price fragrance onto themselves is going to actually help their prospects with the ladies. Or will it?