Experience has taught us that when it comes to advertising rules, there are no advertising rules. How can a lawless community of creative bandits be so brash as to force their incorrect grammar and offensive imagery upon us? Because it works! History has proven that those thought provoking, eyebrow raising, finger-point worthy ads are just doing their job. They get our attention, and they keep it.
How far you’re willing to bend the bar in order to raise it simply relies on your brand and the image you wish to portray. Thinking so far out of the box that it’s become a mere dot on the map of your marketing strategy probably won’t fly high when you’re an assisted living facility reaching out to prospective clients. However, a cute little car company (sounds like farksnoggen) can probably get away with unleashing a “Lemon” of an ad to prove their passion for quality to potential car buyers.
And what about “and?” We were all raised to strictly adhere to the rules of the written word. Never begin a sentence with “And!” And so what if you do? When using your discretion, and a reputable advertising agency, breaking the basic rules of grammar can keep a better hold on a budding market. Americans average being exposed to between 1,600 and 3,000 ads per day. That’s a lot of salespeople diving for your dollars. Breaking through the clutter by going against the grain might be what brings your brand to the front of the line.
And that’s all we have to say about that.
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