Epica Awards 2004: As You Draw, So You Shall Live
What makes Epica Awards so great? It gives you a bird’s eye view of western advertising, so you can really scope out the goings-on. This year, our western colleagues have come up with lots of animation videos, long texts and tall tales while keeping their costs low. They crammed it all into low-budget formats, but it’s great stuff nonetheless! Read about new trends in modern advertising.
Media Awards: Finalists and Winners
The finalists of Media Awards, held as part of Golden Drum 2004, really turned heads this time with their creative choice of new media. Read about how comic books, oranges, odors and messages in a bottle work: 18 stories and each one teaches a lesson.
Jacobs: the coffee fan’s Streetcar Named Desire
Vzajemci.com: if you want more…
Staropramen: follow the yellow line!
Sazka: giant benches
Caritas: wanna feel retarded?
Perfetti Turkey: ever kissed a dog?
Caledonian School: what’s the English for it?
Head & Shoulders: have you ever seen a heated billboard?
If: you found a wallet…
Childhood dreams destroyed by landmines
AdEaters’ Night in Bratislava
Avon: orange peels as advertising medium
Pepsi Twist: do interrupt! It’s rude.
Red Cross: out with the old stuff!
Seznamka.cz: message in a bottle
Novy Prostor: blondes keep away!
Dr. Treu: advice that begins at the gas station
Viagra: the bar is rising…
Orlov, a consultant with COMCON opinion pollster, explains how research can help solve distribution and supply problems.
B2B Advertising: A World That Makes Its Own Rules
We are all into B2B advertising, whether we know it or not. So what can you add to the arsenal you are already using? The author explores a range of B2B communication policies: from direct mail and grapevine telegraph to cups of tea and loyal customer activity.
Corporate Paper Nurtures Loyal Customer
The advertising chief of August, a company supplying agricultural pesticides, shares her successful experience of a B2B publication.
Storyline in Advertising
A strong communication takes more than mere knowledge of typical plotlines used in advertising. The copywriter or brand manager may benefit from an alternative take on script writing…
Spinning Tall Tales
This article is an attempt to bring two worlds together. A review of Hollywood scriptwriter Robert McKee’s celebrated book Story, exploring the principles of building a workable storyline with case studies from hands-on advertising.
The Story of Polti and Propp
Aristotle worked on storylines, which he called “fabulae.” The article explores two systems that were perhaps the greatest influences on the study of story-telling: 36 dramatic situations (George Polti) and 31 character actions (Vladimir Propp).
How to Make a Good Commercial Bad and Good Again
The author of this column shows how a strong solution can be devised through the use of two techniques: exaggeration and irony.
Playing the Devil’s Advocate, or the Brain, the Nuts, the Stomach and Crowd Scenes
Discussing Nuts bars commercials.
Dream Week at IKEA: Free Dreams with Every Purchase
Discussing IKEA advertising: “IKEA: Things & Dreams”
Unchecked Wit Petrosian Style
Discussing Skeleton dairy product commercials
That Song was Right: Old Company Goes to a New Place
Discussing Tide commercials
Total Caring, or the Untapped Resource of Russian Advertising
Discussing advertisements for Total gas stations
Tatiana Chepurna and Alexander Ushkovsky
Fighting Competition with a Fire Extinguisher
What do beer and fire extinguishers have in common? Switch on your imagination, and you’ll see they were practically made for each other. On a serious note, we think it’s a clever marketing move to launch a short-lived product to put a spotlight on the main brand. Tatiana Chepurna and Alexander Ushkovsky tell the story of Fire Extinguisher beer.