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Mini Cooper's Commercial Puts the Mini in Minimalism

By: Shelby Lee Walsh - Published:   Updated: Aug 16 2011 • References: webguerillas.de & trendhunter
Advertising Agency Webguerillas GmbH in Munich, Germany put the 'mini' in minimalism with their latest campaign for car brand Mini Cooper that aired in May 2009.

This commercial features a simple black pen versus several inky markers. In the end, the plain simple pen wins out over the mass of ink-ridden marker corpses and the viewer discovers that the cat and mouse game has resulted in an inked representation of a Mini Cooper.

Implications - The average shopper is altogether immune to the cacophony of loud, bright and urgent commercials that appear everywhere -- from billboards to newspaper. As a result, modern consumers are much more receptive of concise, minimalist ads. Any business that operates a large-scale publicity campaign would genuinely benefit by looking toward simple advertising designs.

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