Marketing Camaraderie

Endearing friendship commercials seek to capture a more heartfelt reaction

Implications - With over-stimulated marketing and abstract imagery often leaving viewers feeling detached from the product, brands are turning to more heartfelt situational techniques to engage consumers on a more relatable level. Friendship ads steer away from the more commercialized tendencies of big name brands by referencing emotional bonds that people can easily identify with. This reflects the growing need for more coherent forms of marketing.
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148,084 Total Clicks
Nov 13 - Dec 15
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SCORE 4.8
Average 1,464 Clicks Pub: Nov 15, 13
Tear-Jerking Reunion Ads
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SCORE 3.9
Mild 1,189 Clicks Pub: Dec 24, 13
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Unexpected Farmyard Friendship Ads - The Ad is the Latest in Airbnb's Series of Heartwarming News
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Mild 171 Clicks Pub: Jul 23, 15
Unexpected Farmyard Friendship Ads
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Chicken-Rewarding Holiday Ads - This KFC Christmas Commercial Tests Friends' Knowledge of Each Other
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Mild 125 Clicks Pub: Nov 21, 15
Chicken-Rewarding Holiday Ads
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This KFC Christmas commercial wanted to challenge the dominant family narratives of holiday ads by focusing on friendship. The ad pits two best friends against each other, similar to the old... [More]
Celebrity Coffee Ads - George Clooney Teaches Danny Devito Good Taste in This Nespresso Ad
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Mild 120 Clicks Pub: Nov 2, 15
Celebrity Coffee Ads
George Clooney Teaches Danny Devito Good Taste in This Nespresso Ad
This playful Nespresso ad finally brings its long-time brand ambassador—George Clooney—to North American audiences. Clooney has been involved with the brand for nine years, in large part... [More]
Candid Holiday Cola Ads - This Holiday Spot for Coca-Cola Tugs at the Heartstrings with Festive Joy
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Untested 78 Clicks Pub: Dec 14, 15
Candid Holiday Cola Ads
This Holiday Spot for Coca-Cola Tugs at the Heartstrings with Festive Joy
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