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Take a break........have a Kit-Kat..

No, I'm not taking a break (much as I'd love to!) here, I'm talking about the Ad-world. As I was wondering about the topic for today's post, I came across an ad on youtube. And, bingo! came the idea for the post. Advertisements used to be such a cherished affair in the days of Doordarshan when the breaks were far and between unlike times like these when you could easily mistake the actual show to be a filler in between the array of ads!

Love them or hate them, Ads are here to stay. In fact, there are quite a few that are really creative and good on content. Lets forget about the irritating ones (you know which ones) for the moment and concentrate on the ones that have made a place in your heart. Ones that make you smile and feel warm in the heart.

So, here are some of my favourite ads.

Dhara Oil: Wonder, why it is not aired anymore :-( The little guy is so cute..



The cadburys ads are generally good, but I like this one a lot:



Good day Biscuit: such a cute little story..leaves you feeling so good..



Met life insurance aaja aaja ad: really innovative and funny!



And, finally this Tanishq ad is fairly new. Really like the guy (of the English Vinglish fame)..


There may be more but these were the top most that came to my mind first. Do you like these too? What were/are you favourite ones? Do share.

Comments

  1. Well it was nice to recall some of the vintage ones :) I love that raymond ads as well. They are classy always.

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    1. Oh yes, some Raymonds are quite nice..thanks Pallavi :-)

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  2. Omg thats a lotta fine videos, like the idea

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  3. That Dhara oil kid is the one in DDLJ is he .. total cutie.. must be all grown up now.

    You are good at coming up with ideas Uma, I hadn't even seen that Tanishq ad yet ;).

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    1. oye, ideas are dying out faster than I can blink :-0

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  4. Adil Hussain - he is soo gorgeous! I love his voice too :)

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  5. That's a nice compilation. I loved most of the Surf excel ads and miss the older ones they aired.

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    1. thanks, Aparna..I also miss the older ones..

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  6. I also like the 'Banana bola' baby ad .. Dhara ad is my favorite though!

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    1. err..cannot recollect "banana bola" ad..:-0

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  7. I liked the 'Girl in the cricket field' cadbury's ad the best (kuch khaas hai). Used to love "Nerolac nerolac... rangon ki duniya mein aao" and finally several of the telecom ads (the AR Rahman Airtel ad, the 'kuch tera hai kuch mera hai', 'Docomo' and the Vodafone Pug as well as Zoozoo ads).

    Can keep listing.. but if you have a husband in Marketing, being ad crazy is part of the requirements I guess :)

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    1. oh yes, that kuch khass hai Ad is lovely too..aha, so your husband is in Marketing..:-)

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  8. Nice selection.There are many more creative.As a Tamil proverb goes even nectar beyond a point stales.What gets my goat is the repetition ad nausea

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    1. True, Kp sir..repetitive ads can really be annoying.

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  9. I've spent a career in advertising, and this is the moment brands live for. when people who watch them love them so much that they pass them on.

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    1. It must be a very gratifying moment, right? it's your baby after all...:-) a career in advertising sounds so exciting, Jane :-)

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  10. Lovely collection of ads... it took me on a trip down the memory lane!

    My all time favourite is the first one :)

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    1. thanks, Privy! my fav too, hence first on the list :-)

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  11. Lovely to see the ...jaana toh hai...ad again! thanks for refreshing my memory :)

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  12. I love the Dhara oil ad too. That is such a heart warming ad. And someone mentioned my other favourite - the Cadbury "Girl in the cricket field" ad. I love that :) I hadn't seen the Tanishq ad, its lovely :D

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    1. that Tanishq ad is lovely na? :-)

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  13. Some advertisement are really good, like the ones mentioned by you. I like the Goodnight mosqitoe ad where there are 2 kids ( sister & brother) discussing which mode should it be put. They both look so cute and natural, and even the Berger paints Ad too is good, with two kids.
    I liked some of the earlier Scooty Ads. too, with Preity Zinta, Trisha, Mahi(before she became an actor). In fact all these Ads were done by daughter (scooty ones).
    I hate advertisements, that keep coming as breaks.
    Nice to be reminded of Dhara advertisement.

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