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6 of our favourite style ad themes
👋 Hey there, Happy New Year! We're thrilled to have you back at Ad Tactics Digest. For our newcomers, we dive into a distinct ad strategy every week. Additionally, we feature a curated selection of our top ads and bring you the most pertinent industry news. Let's delve right in!
6 Ad Themes you need to be testing
When it comes to running ads the key is to experiment with various perspectives and approaches. With our ongoing tests of thousands of ads each week, we've identified six essential ad themes.
If you haven't yet incorporated these into your campaigns, now is the time to start. Let's explore what these game-changing themes are!
Us vs Them: This strategy creates a distinction between your product/service and the competition.
It's effective because it positions your brand as a superior choice, emphasizing differences that matter to your target audience.
In a social media context, this can tap into community or group identities, making your product seem like the "in-group" choice.
Features & Benefits: This classic approach focuses on what your product does (features) and how that makes the user's life better (benefits). It's effective because it directly addresses the user's needs or problems, offering your product as a solution.
Where attention spans are short, clear and concise demonstrations of features and benefits can be very engaging.
Before & After: This strategy shows the transformation that your product/service can bring about.
It's particularly effective because it provides a visual and tangible demonstration of value.
A compelling before-and-after comparison can quickly grab attention and make a memorable impact.
Testimonial: Using real stories or endorsements from satisfied customers adds authenticity and trustworthiness to your brand.
Personal stories and UGC can resonate strongly with audiences, making this strategy powerful.
Press/Media: Featuring positive coverage from reputable sources can boost credibility and prestige.
In a digital landscape often crowded with misinformation, aligning your brand with trusted media sources can be a strong endorsement.
Negativity: This somewhat controversial approach involves highlighting negative aspects, either of a situation or a competitor's product, to make your own offering look better in contrast.
It can be effective if done tactfully, as it plays on fear or concern, motivating users to avoid the negative by choosing your product.
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Ads of The Week 🎥 - RYZE
This approach for RYZE Mushroom Coffee is a brilliant example of innovative strategy meeting market need, especially in the New Year's resolution season. The ad cleverly takes a common struggle - quitting smoking - and presents a unique solution: adaptogenic mushrooms.
What's impressive here is how the ad doesn't just sell a product; it educates the audience on the benefits of mushrooms like cordyceps, reishi, and turkey tail in a relatable and engaging way.
The personal narrative style of the script is a masterstroke. It feels genuine and relatable, touching on the struggles of quitting smoking - from relapses to finding alternatives like vaping and nicotine patches ineffective. This storytelling approach not only captures attention but also builds trust, as the audience can see a reflection of their own experiences.
The ad then introduces Rise Mushroom Coffee as a revolutionary alternative, backed by positive reviews and scientific evidence. This not only showcases the product's benefits but also addresses potential skepticism head-on. The emphasis on organic, chemical-free ingredients and health benefits like improved lung function and stress relief adds to the appeal, especially for health-conscious consumers.
Moreover, the script's tone is perfectly balanced. It's informative yet personal, scientific yet accessible. The struggle during the initial quitting phase is not sugarcoated, making the eventual success story more impactful. This honesty enhances the ad's credibility.
Finally, the 30-day money-back guarantee is a smart inclusion, lowering the barrier to trying the product. It's a testament to the brand's confidence in their offering and adds an extra layer of reassurance for the audience.
Overall, this ad is set to perform exceptionally well. Its blend of personal storytelling, educational content, and clear presentation of the product's unique selling points make it stand out in a crowded market. It's a prime example of not just selling a product, but offering a solution to a common problem, aligning perfectly with the New Year's resolution narrative."
Ad of The Week 🖼️ - MUD\WTR
Sticky note ads are remarkably effective – there's really not much more that needs to be said. Their simplicity in creation allows for extensive testing of various iterations, a strategy that MUD\WTR has executed exceptionally well.
Their approach to these notes is clever. The primary note is designed to pique curiosity, while the three additional notes succinctly highlight three compelling unique selling points (USPs). This demonstrates that even with a straightforward medium like sticky notes, the content's impactfulness is crucial. Careful consideration must be given to what is written on these notes to maximize their effectiveness.
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