Archive for July, 2010

It’s not what you say, but how you say it

July 1, 2010

Bernbach made that observation about advertising more than 50 years ago. Today, it still rings true, and is basically what made me notice this ad for the UOB woman’s credit card that appeared in the ST earlier today.

What caught my eye was not the ad’s headline but its tagline – ‘Men don’t get it.’

What a great insight into the way many women think and how well the brand has used it to create a proposition that delivers for it on both a functional and emotional level.

Advertising needs more ideas like this

Ideas that are resonant and based on a clear insight into the way a brand’s audience thinks.

Such ideas make brands distinct and clarify their position in a way that is so too.

In the process they achieve better results more cost effectively and not only help bring respect and credibility back to our profession but also elevate the quality of conversation we have with our clients.