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Just how risky is risky advertising?

Just how risky is risky advertising?

What campaigns do you remember in 2015?

‘Ride me all day for £3’, ‘Are you beach body ready?’, ‘Taste the Bush’

beach body readyThese words and imagery caused serious offence.

Were the companies justified in using them?

Remember this one? The reaction it produced went truly global as a story.

So a £100k campaign generated £millions of sales and rocketed the company into growth. Proving perhaps that all publicity is good publicity?

In a recent survey, 87% of people think it is “unjustifiable” to use “bad taste” to sell a product and 65% that it’s “never acceptable” for ads to be in bad taste.

tessaSo for clients to be brave, to push the boundaries to stand out, they need to balance shocking without being in bad taste….. basically to take the risk out of risky advertising.

Some marketers believe that in 2016, we should give consumers a lot more credit for their intelligence. Exposure to so much media makes us more accepting of honesty. And the bland middle ground of advertising is less likely to help your brand grow.So why not at least consider some creative?You might enjoy being a little risky.
Latest D3 Marketing work : Google advertising

Este CoutuEste - black on white logore rebranded and relaunched with D3 Marketing & wanted to drive awareness of their new website. Their clientele were easy to identify as separate and specific niches, so Google adwords and facebook ads were easy to set up to return high ROI.

The results? In one week…

  • 377 website visitors from the adverts
  • Adverts seen by 5400 people locally (prime targets including Indian/Asian ladies, engaged)
  • 47 facebook page likes
  • TOTAL ADVERTISING COST? Just £68 (16p per lead/click/like)
Contact D3 Marketing if this type of promotion might be suitable for your business.