Marketing Ad of The Month (61)

FiG finds innovative and tactical ads each month and shows brands what takeaways they can have from successful ad campaigns.
As the presidential race enters the final few weeks, we’ve all seen plenty of political ads. However, a new political ad in support of presidential-hopeful Joe Biden has caught everyone’s attention because it’s unlike any we’ve ever seen before. The ad centers on the fact that Donald Trump is the first U.S. president in more than 100 years who doesn’t have a dog. With the tagline, “choose your humans wisely,” the ad appeals to people across party lines through a beloved human interest: dogs. And it’s incredibly effective. Here’s why, according to a top Denver marketing firm. 
A man shouts to a bus full of people on his morning commute that he’s browsed eight different sites for divorce attorneys. A woman whispers her login information to a stranger in a movie theatre. A commuter on her way from work tells a stranger her home is in 1,000 feet. A speed walker tells everyone he passes what his heart rate is. A woman shouts her credit card number over a microphone in the middle of a busy park. Some of these overshares are slightly embarrassing and some can be considered privacy violations, but they’re all examples from Apple’s…
When it comes to good advertising, it can be difficult knowing where to start. The internet is littered with ads on every page and tv and print advertising are just as ubiquitous. It can be really difficult to stand out from the crowd for your consumers. Let’s face it - we all can see upwards of thousands of ads per day! At FiG Advertising + Marketing, we are no stranger to researching and developing ads that stand out.
We’ve all seen our fair share of ads lately, and most of these advertisements have had the same undertones: informative or serious. While there is a need for appropriate crisis advertising, it can get a little old after a while. A way that many brands are lightening up these difficult times is by bringing in a bit of humor. One brand in particular that is capitalizing on these interesting times is Progressive. In their ad campaign “WFH” (Work from Home), they show their staff navigating the learning curve and hilarious moments of working from home. Let’s discuss Progressive’s new “WFH”…
2020 has undoubtedly been a trying time for everyone. But now more than ever, brands still need to advertise. And it begs the question: how can I still advertise? We’ve all seen numerous attempts at advertising during this pandemic. Some have been great, some not-so-great, and others, completely tone deaf. During these times, it’s important to learn how to advertise thoughtfully and responsibly. As a media buyer agency, we have a lot of experience in creating thoughtful ads, that’s why we put together some dos and don’ts of crisis advertising.
As Super Bowl retail spending grew from 14.8 billion to 17.2 billion from last year, all eyes were on Super Bowl LIV for some noteworthy and creative advertisements. The game was impressive, but the ads were the real stars of the show. As one of Denver’s top advertising agencies, we wanted to recap the worst and the best Super Bowl commercials of 2020.
It’s official! We’ve entered the new decade and 2019 is behind us now. This past year was packed with turbulent, controversial, and entertaining advertisements. With 2020 ramping up, advertisers can learn some great lessons from this past year of interesting ads. As a top Denver media buyer, we wanted to share our thoughts on some of the most significant ads of 2019. We know that we learned plenty from this past year of advertising. Hopefully you can learn a thing or two as well from these ads.
Hopefully by now, you’ve seen the notorious Peloton ad: “The Gift That Gives Back.” The 30-second holiday advertisement for the Peloton stationary bike has been widely condemned, mocked, and criticized. The entire saga unfolded within a week and it was an incredibly turbulent experience to watch from the sidelines. Even though it was an international ad, we believe that there are some lessons to be learned from it which could improve your advertising in Denver. As a leading ad agency in the Denver area, we wanted to share our thoughts on the Peloton ad.
Marketing campaigns come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. Some campaigns are regional, others are national. Many campaigns are exclusively print, while many others stick to digital platforms. Everyone wants their marketing campaign to generate the best ROI for their business. Crafting the best digital marketing campaign in Denver is much harder than you might think. When you’re developing your campaign, it can help to examine other successful ones first. They might have some important insights that can improve your campaign. Our team identified some important lessons from a few of the best recent campaigns in Denver to help…