The Etch A Sketch Campaign Focuses on Regretful Situations

By: Meghan Young - Published: Oct 14, 2012 • References: teamdetroit & ibelieveinadv
Instead of appealing to children through playful drawings or silly applications, the Etch A Sketch campaign targets adults with phrases that many will never wish to utter in their lifetime. From "Look, half off sushi" to "Laser eye surgery is way cheaper in Kazakstan," the campaign asks, "Don't you wish you could erase all your mistakes?" If only life were like an Etch a Sketch.

Conceived and executed by United States-based ad agency Team Detroit, the Etch A Sketch campaign is very minimal. Set against a bright yellow background, the Etch a Sketch tablets are the rightful focal point of each image. The ad campaign was art directed by Brandi Keeler with creative direction by Gary Pascoe. Copywriter Hannah Smart came up with the hilariously regretful scenarios as well as the tag line. Stats for Mistake-Erasing Ads Trending: Older & Average
Research: 3,776 clicks in 188 w
Interest: 3.5 minutes
Concept: Etch A Sketch Campaign
Related: 53 examples / 41 photos
Segment: Neutral, 18-35
Comparison Set: 20 similar articles, including: imaginative baby ads, versatile literary logo ads, and accident prevention ads.