Creative Advertising

Ideas and Techniques from the World's Best Campaigns


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Mario Pricken


Entertaining and inspirational, Creative Advertising is a ‘must have’ for all designers, art directors, copywriters, and students of advertising – in fact, for anyone who makes a living from good ideas and for whom creativity is the key qualification.

Unravels the creative processes behind some of the most original and effective campaigns of recent years, showcasing over two hundred examples of international advertising from media including magazines and billboards, television, cinema and the Internet.

Highlights different methods for creating original and unforgettable advertisements, from finding the elusive ‘big idea’ to re-working classic techniques. Covers award-winning work from some of the biggest and most influential names in the industry, alongside exciting young agencies. All brilliantly demonstrate a fascinating range of approaches including

• Ways of visualizing concepts

• The art of illusion and paradox

• Using metaphor and analogy

• Deploying shock tactics and humour

Includes interviews with international professionals, providing unique insights into the working practices of top creatives.

Additional information

Weight 1465 g
Dimensions 25.2 x 28.5 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 1 June 2008
Number of pages 256
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 25.2 x 28.5 cm
Weight 1465 g


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Mario Pricken is a creative director and direct marketing consultant who trains creative teams from advertising agencies and marketing departments.