From Sad Puppy-Eyed Ads to Emotion-Emitting Tablet Ads

By: Tana Makmanee - Published: Jul 25, 2013
A creative way to connect with viewers through an advertisement is to try to elicit some sort of sentimental feeling from them, and these emotional ad campaigns are some great examples of how marketers are utilizing both sad and heartfelt messages to attract consumers.

With the amount of print ads and commercials that consumers are bombarded with on a daily basis, creating something that viewers will actually remember days after they've seen it is definitely not an easy task. These emotional ad campaigns however, are serving to connect with viewers on a much deeper level, eliciting such feelings as grief, sadness, happiness and even pain as a means to have them emotionally attached to the ad.

From tearful animal ads to heartbreaking snowman campaigns, these emotional ads are utilizing clever sentimental references as a way to engage consumers in a more thought-provoking way. Stats for 48 Emotional Ad Campaigns Trending: Older & Buzzing
Research: 235,739 clicks in 148 w
Interest: 2.3 minutes
Concept: Emotional Ad Campaigns
Related: 254 examples / 195 photos
Segment: Neutral, 18-55+
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