Creative Advertising Ideas — 011

Articles June 29, 2013

It’s the end of the week again! And that means that we are going to list down some of the best in this week’s most creative advertising ideas for your inspiration.

For this week in Creative Advertising Ideas we are featuring ads about advocacies about safe and responsible driving, animation festivals, books, a homage for artists, air shows and slacktivism.


Simple, subtle but sharp and very straight forward. This is the latest advocacy campaign of Volkswagen reminding their audience not to text and drive. The sharp print series was created by Ogilvy & Mather Cape Town, South Africa.


Ottawa International Animation Festival


Who doesn’t love a good animation? Quirky, fun and nostalgic at times right? The Ottawa International Animation Festival and McMillan, Ottawa, Canada created these awesome posters that tells the viewers to get in touch with their inner child.

Penguin China


If there is one company that is synonymous to classic book titles it’s Penguin Books. For their newest campaign in China, Penguin and Y&R Beijing released these series of print ads depicting the beauty of reading a book and how reading can transform one’s life.



Paying homage to the three top users of Moleskine, Picasso, Van Gogh and Hemmingway. Crafted by China’s artist Odding Wang who hand cut a series of Moleskines to show their lives. The hand cut Moleskines are then toured for display in various bookshops in Beijing.

Abu Dhabi Air


For the Abu Dhabi Air Expo they wanted to emulate the excitement of the event and put it on paper for the audience. The paper printed with planes and was cut in such a way that people can twist and turn it just like how the planes will perform in the sky.

Crisis Relief Singapore


To get more volunteers, Crisis Relief Singapore created these series of in-your-face outdoor advertisements. Using strong images, Publicis Singapore the ad agency behind it enforced the message that likes won’t help at all.

We would like to hear your thoughts at the comments below! Tell us which of the advertisements we featured are your pick.

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Patrick Jude Ilagan is a graphic designer/photographer hailing from the vast jungles of urban Manila. Always on the look out for visually appealing stuff he scours the internet and the bustling city in search of inspiration. His tools for mass creation is a Canon 500D along with a wide array of lights and lenses plus a 4 year old (but still fighting) laptop. Check out his work here.

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  • miranbuke

    “Liking isn’t helping” – awesome ad!

  • Alan Smith

    Cartoon characters in ads are always a best way to attractive customers.

  • kokolynee

    “Liking isn’t helping” is very powerful indeed. I think that as a social networking society – we really think we are helping by “liking” an image just to spread it to other people. It’s the laziest way we can still help. I personally think, “well at least more people will see the image now and we can spread awareness.” But these pictures really bring to the forefront how little it’s doing and how everyone should try to do more. I live in my small bubble of protection here, but when I see more of what’s going on in other countries, it’s in my thoughts more and makes me want to act.

  • Ramworks Media

    “Liking isn’t helping” is a great Ad! There are many people who use facebook to gain more followers or get likes. They exploit things and it’s rude.