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August 10, 2014

Copywriting is like making love!

Yep, you heard it right! Writing copy is like making love. The attraction that you have towards you brand is something that sets the tone to making the first move. Sometimes a little bit of persuasion is a lot about seduction and little about enticing your mind to come up with an idea that you hope to be a great work of art. 

Copywriting is not just about writing great words which flow smoothly and vociferously elicit your consumer to buy your product or have a top of the mind recall when they go out next time to purchase something in the market. You get the point...

It is about an idea that is well executed and not merely in words or concept. I always like to say great advertising is always about amazing story telling! And when you do that, it's nothing less than feeling the rush and excitement that stays on for a long time...

It's about your audience being provoked, maybe a grin on their face and an introspective thought of the sorts that'll say something like, "Hey, that's clever! Wow, this seems really interesting!" Or that chuckle and a bit of a laugh which allows them to indulge in the humorous moment that you intended them to be in.  

Some examples of what making love feels like. Courtesy: BestCopyAds,  BrilliantAds & Madovermarketing 









Photo: Just because you can't see it, doesn't mean it isn't there.


Photo: Eskom: Use Electricity Wisely





Look what happens when you cut down too many trees




When it simply needs to be there, yesterday" DHL Express ad



Ariel: Bright White Ad

And one of my most favorite recent Print AD by Durex for their 'Dotted' Condoms







Srinivas has been a communications professional for over 10 years, and has been blogging since 2005. He has worked with the likes of Social Wavelength, now Mirum India, (A JWT Group Company) for four years and now Heads Learning and Development & Analytics at Social Kinnect: A Digital Marketing Agency in Mumbai. His passion for Advertising, Creativity, Social & Digital Marketing helps make a difference for the brands they work with. 

August 05, 2014

If 'debauchery' included Social Experiments it'd be in 2014

Yes, that's right. 2014 is the year of 'Social Experiments' as the so called Humanitarians of the new media age are calling it. 

First we had 'candid camera', then 'Reality Television.' and now we have something called as a Social Experiment. What does it attain? Well, nothing but a so called environment of fake awareness about social issues or behavior that even first year arts student majoring in Psychology could figure out based on reading half of their course material. 

If you'd want to do something and mooch website hits, video views, fine go ahead and do it. Don't do it under the pretext of something called as a 'Social Experiment' or something that we didn't already know. It's very easy to use Social Media and create a fake environment or an environment which devours the very existential behavior of the so called non-revolutionist average Joe walking around town minding his or her own business, especially in a country like India. And of course in much more developed countries you'd easily get arrested if you tried something like this, but that's another story. 

And then there are stories where the videos get doctored, and sometimes edited to ensure that they only include the cuts where their message was being conveyed or showcasing that how little people care about such experiments. I'm not saying that we need a society of zombies who don't do about anything. Well, truth be told, there needs to be a larger message as most of the audience who watch this, are armchair activists and probably get a kick out of sharing the post, video, blog and give their two cents, but when soup hits the fan, they'd probably be that 'average Joe' sitting back or comforting themselves or excusing themselves for the lack of inaction, cause those who care, don't need these videos to be awakened. Or sadly, the society has come down to such state of mortification that they actually do need these nudges from time to time. Whatever it is, it certainly is the year that it peaked in and I wonder what it holds for the morrow.  

The thing is, that it's easy to do something and then sit back and watch human behavior. I guess the better use to such 'Social Experiments' would be to call a spade a spade and try to fix the overarching problem and not instigate people via curiosity to gain some views and make money out of it. What do you think?

Srinivas has been a communications professional for over 10 years, and has been blogging since 2005. He has worked with the likes of Social Wavelength, now Mirum India, (A JWT Group Company) for four years and now Heads Learning and Development & Analytics at Social Kinnect: A Digital Marketing Agency in Mumbai. His passion for Advertising, Creativity, Social & Digital Marketing helps make a difference for the brands they work with.