An advertisement without a human element, without a practical note and pure imagination gave one of the most lovable products, hard to forget, for sure. Who would not want to see another zoo-zoo belly-laughing, uttering some zoo-zooan language or may be cuddling with his girlfriend?
Vodafones idea of branding without a celebrity again grew immensely successful and has compelled the celebrity-surviving brands to reevaluate their strategies. Spending millions of bucks and bearing the starry tantrums is not doing wonders anymore. This revolution in the world of advertising has proved that an advertisement with a weak concept and popular face cannot sustain. If we have a glance at the top TV commercials currently we will realise that the charm of a superstar is losing. There was a time when the market kept buzzing over who was the next Pepsi brand ambassador, there were star-wars and a model became supermodel by featuring with a celebrity. Those were the days of one-day cricket matches at Sharjah and Govinda with colourful pants. The tables have turned now with a brand new 20-20 version of cricket matches and imported stuff, be it an imported remake or an imported actress.
The trends have definitely changed, its not just about brand visibility now, but the race is to stay longer in the short-term memory of audiences. While everybody was still coochy-cooing the little Vodafone pug, there came another wonder which appealed to the minds and hearts despite being surreal. Vodafone once held the record of the only telecom service to promote without a celebrity wooing the audiences. The pug not only won the hearts of people, but became the most saleable dog. And what a timing! The biggest cricket festival with heavy prospected TRPs and the release, nothing better could come up the way.
The IPL is over now and the glitz has already settled down, but the latest innovation in the field of advertising has not only revealed the changing tastes of the audiences, but also helped the advertisers to capture their nerves.
(contributed by copydesk)