Friday, 24 June 2016

Context is King: A Million Examples of Creative Ad Campaigns Getting it Right

Posted by Daniel_Marks[Estimated read time: 6 minutes] This was one of the first television commercials to ever air: Talking to the camera on a mic was the obvious way to leverage television: after all, that's how radio commercials worked. Now, advertisers could just put radio commercials on television. What an exciting new advertising medium! As it turns out, putting radio commercials on television wasn’t really the best use of this new medium. Sound familiar? This seems awfully similar to the current practice of turning your television commercial into a YouTube pre-roll ad. However, the difference this time isn’t the media format, which is largely similar (YouTube videos are still video, banner ads are still text + image, podcast sponsorships are still voice, etc.) Instead, the difference is how people are consuming the content; in other words, the context. A television commercial is a relatively static experience: 30 seconds of video placed within a few appropriate time

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