Thursday, November 19, 2015

Great Commercial: Using Cliches to Your Advantage

Fast Company's Jeff Beer has a short piece about a new commercial from Bobble, maker of reusable water bottles.  The advertisement features a fake brand (Once), and it ridicules those who drink bottled water from disposable plastic bottles.  Beer writes,

If you watch enough advertising aimed at anyone aged 14 to 30, certain patterns of tone, image, and style emerge. Young people, just livin' the good life, embracing the moment, seizing the day and all that. To draw attention to the huge amount of waste created by single-use plastic water bottles, reusable bottle brand Bobble has tapped all these well-tread commercial cliches to reach the exact same audience.

The advertisement is fascinating precisely because it highlights another side to these cliches about how millennials should live their lives.   Moreover, as the advertising agency managing director, James Townsend noted, "It's more effective to make something look uncool than it is to say it's bad for you."  


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