50 Great Advertisement Ideas For You to Get Inspired From!

by Gabriela Popa

Are you looking for advertisement ideas for your next campaign?

You sure are lucky, because that’s what we’re talking about today! Get inspired by our list of 50 advertisement examples and include them in your marketing strategy today!

If there’s something that comes and goes from our lives (besides money, luck, and people), it sure is the inspiration! We know how difficult finding something that hasn’t been done before is, but luckily no one ever got hurt from getting inspiration from one or another. That’s why in this article we’re bringing into spotlight 50 great advertisement ideas from which you can get your inspiration!

Let’s start at the beginning. What is an advertisement? The short and easy advertising definition of this broad term is:

Something that is shown or presented to the public to help sell a product or to make an announcement.

Of course, this is the scaled down definition of everything that advertising represents, but it shows the most important reason why people are practicing it. Selling!Subscribe to our newsletter!

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What types of advertisement are out there?

If we’d be living in 1950, you’d probably be reading this article in a newspaper or a magazine. At the beginning of advertising times, there was lots of text in the ads, and the primary method of advertising was proving the authenticity of the products presented in the ads, by mentioning doctors and professors that could vouch for the products. If we were in 1950, in this chapter, I would only talk to you about printed ads, radio and if you’re lucky a bit of TV! But nowadays, with the help of technology, there are so many types of advertisement, that marketers and advertisers become overwhelmed. And even more, there are more types categorized by different criteria like channel or purpose.

We’ve put together a collection of 50 advertisement ideas to get your creative juices flowing and start a great marketing campaign!

Great Advertisement Ideas

Creative Billboard Ads

Billboard ads are a classic way to promote your product, but with a twist of creativity, they can become great ways to get noticed.

Check out how companies like Bic, Prestige or DHL used their products shape as billboards to get attention.

1. Prestige Strong Handles Billboard

How to showcase a products advantages? Here’s a creative way you could do that with a billboard.

Prestige Advertisement Billboard Example

2. Bic Creative Billboard Idea

An all time classic billboard inspiration from Bic, where the lawn and the context says more then the billboard itself.

BIC Creative Example for Product Advertisement

3. Creative Use Of The Billboard Transparency – Koleston Naturals

Use the colors of nature to talk about the product you promote. With a touch of creativity, you can come up with a masterpiece like this creative billboard from Koleston Naturals.

Koleston Creative Billboard Ads

4. DHL Billboard Packaging

Why not pack your billboard? It’s a fun and creative way to remind your customers what you’re all about.

Creative billboard ads DHL

5. Use the color of the sky

A creative way to promote your product is to use the billboard in order to showcase some of the advantages of your product. You can use the color of the sky, the birds or just the billboard itself as a part of your commercial.

Berger Billboard Outdoor Advertising

6. Creative Billboards That Mimic Nature – Nestle

If creativity is what you’re looking for, you don’t have to stick to the classical rectangular shape. Get inspired by this Nestle billboard!

Nestle Advertising Idea

7. Formula Toothpaste – Unique Billboard Idea

Creative billboard example

8. Clean Pores – Clean Billboard

Pond's Advertisign Campaign

9. McDonalds Light Logo Billboard

McDonald’s had a really creative idea to promote the fact that they are opened at night: using 2 lights to recreate their logo certainly got everyone’s attention.

McDonald's Creative Advertisment

Bus Advertising – Creative Examples

Buses and trucks work great as billboards, and since they are always in motion, the visibility of the product they promote increases every day. Some brands found incredibly creative ways to attract everyone’s attention with huge all-around prints, while others made use of the bus shape to enhance some features, like the new Dr. Best Flexible toothbrush.

10. Creative Bus Ads – Dr. Best Flexible Toothbrush

What do a toothbrush and a bus have in common? Flexibility! Here’s a great example of bus advertising done right!

Dr. Best Creative Bus Advertisement

11. Mars Truck Size Chocolate

Mars made this great truck commercial to promote its new truck size chocolate. Looks so appealing!

Bus advertising campaign for Mars Truck Size

12. The Absolut Bus

For their campaign – “In An Absolut World”, the famous drink brand showcased a limousine instead of a bus, to picture an ideal world.

In An Absolut World Product Advertisement Example

13. Weight Watchers Funny Bus Advertising

Other brands, like Weight Watchers, found creative ways to make fun of their products…

WeightWatchers Bus Branding

14. FedEx Bus Ads

FedEx found a unique and subtle way to make fun of the competition with their creative bus advertisement.

FedEx Advertisement Campaign

Bus Stop Advertising Ideas

Some brands found creative ways to use the places where people spend time, transforming them into a unique and unforgettable experience. Bus stations became ski lifts, aquariums or mobile phone chargers in the vision of some really creative advertisers.

15. Ski Lift Bus Station

Why not plan your next vacation while waiting for the bus? Here’s a creative bus stop advertisement example.

Advertisement ideas on bus stations

16. Aquarium Bus Stop Billboard

How to suggest your products are always fresh? Here’s how Fisch Franke decided to show their fish is as fresh as it can be…

Fisch Franke Adverstisement Example

17. IBM Smart Cities Bus Stop Marketing

The idea of making a billboard that is actually useful is brilliantly applied by IBM with this cool concept.

Best IBM Ambient advertisement ideas

18. Charge Yourself With Vitamin Aqua

Check out how Vitamin Aqua found a way to be useful while still making a point for their brand. They offered a place where you can charge your phone, to remind you how you can gain energy from their drink.

creative advertising vitamin aqua

Ambient Advertisement Examples

Ambient advertising has no limits when it comes to getting people’s attention, and often it finds a way to use the environments faults to showcase a product’s utility.

19. Rejoice Conditioner Outdoor Advertising

Here’s an excellent example by Leo Burnett on Rejoice Conditioners, from Bangkok. The message on the comb reads – “Tangles? Switch to Rejoice Conditioner!”

Rejoice Conditioners Advertising Campaign

20. McDonalds Creative Outdoor Advertising

Another creative example was created by TBWA for McDonald’s, in Switzerland, during the Zurifest. Here, the crosswalk was transformed into the iconic fries, to get people’s attention.

McDonald's Advertising Campaign

21. Adidas Creative Pop-up Store

In Amsterdam, Adidas made a pop-up store that looks like a giant shoebox. It’s all in the details, the store even features some over-sized laces peeking out.

Example of good advertisements from Adidas

22. Oldtimer All You Can Eat

Creative business advertising ideas always stick in people’s heads. Try to showcase your product in a unique way and don’t forget to think outside the box.

When you are on the road and you get hungry, you really can’t miss this huge Oldtimer All You Can Eat Rest shop sign at the entrance to a tunnel.

Unusual and efficient ads

Unconventional Advertising Examples

Guerilla marketing campaigns are all about creativity and finding unconventional spaces to place your ad and make a point.

23. Life’s Too Short For The Wrong Job

Jobsintown.de, a German online recruitment website, made an original advertising campaign to inspire people to find better jobs.

It showcased people doing the jobs of machines and really makes you think about how work will look like in the next decade and what’s your role in your job.

Life's too short for the wrong job Marketing Campaign

24. Coffee Machine Job – Wrong Job Campaign

Don’t settle for a job that’s not suited for you, that’s the message of this creative campaign; here, you can see an imaginary inside of a Coffee Machine.

Creative Marketing Campaigns

25. Laundry Machine Job – Wrong Job Campaign

The Guerrilla Marketing classic campaign continued with more examples of awful jobs; imagine how it would be to work inside a laundry machine.

Creative Marketing Campaigns Jobs

26. Petrol Station Worker – Wrong Job Campaign

When you’re in the wrong job, you might feel like this character: doing a useless job you don’t like and that could be done by a machine. This is the campaign’s brilliant way of making you aim for a better job, by showing you the worst jobs.

Creative Marketing Campaigns Jobs

Creative Packaging Advertising

Advertising on products and creative packaging designs are new trends nowadays.

27. Y+ Yoga Center – Flexibility And Creativity

Here’s a creative advertisement on a drinking straw promotes Y+ Yoga Center, also made by Leo Burnett.

Creative Yoga Advertisement Example

28. YKM Gym Packaging Advertising Idea

Here’s another great example of how to promote a gym with a creative and unique packaging idea.

Creative Packaging Advertisement Example

29. Bon Vivant – Business Card Advertising Idea

Here’s a business card that is actually useful, so you won’t lose it in your wallet somewhere.

Business card advertising ideas

30. Mondo Pasta – Product Advertising Idea

Here’s an intriguing and creative example of product advertisement: it’s all about pasta!

Unique ad campaigns

31. Bus Ad – Indus Pride Non-alcoholic Beer

Creating an ad that’s both useful and suggestive isn’t always easy, but Indus Pride did an excellent job with these beer holders.

Bus ads creative ideas

Mall Advertisement Ideas

What better place to be inspired to do some more shopping than the mall? Here are some really creative examples that use the stairs, the elevators or the floor inside malls in clever ways, to get attention.

32. Mall Advertising For New Movies

See how movie characters come to life within the mall and make you want to buy some movie tickets asap. That’s what we call a creative marketing campaign!

Guerrilla ads

33. Outdoor Advertising – The Simpsons

In some cases, creative advertisement means grabbing attention in the most playful way. Sometimes an image is worth 1000 words… or was that donuts?

stairs advertising creative examples

34. Elevator Advertising Idea For Plastic Surgery Clinic: Be Born Again

The concept is bold and suggestive at the same time, using one of the most well-known paintings of all time!

elevator advertising exampleas

35. Creative Frontline Ad

This great ad example from Frontline is fully visible only from above, but it’s very suggestive. Interesting advertisements like this one, make you stop for a while and smile.

Marketing examples creative

Print Ads – Creative Examples To Inspire You

When you have no inspiration, you can go ahead and check some creative visual ads for print and online.

Here, the sky’s the limit to what you can show. Some of the great examples below make use of clever, unusual associations and word games to make a clear point, while others are just really funny.

36. 3M Lint Roller Print Ad

Here’s a great advertising idea only pet owners will understand.

Creative unusual product advertising example

37. Kiello Travel Holliday Advertising

Here’s a creative advertisement that can make you daydream about your next Holiday…

Creative advertising travel agency

38. Spiderman Raid Advert

Sometimes it’s ok to make fun of your own product. Here’s a funny Raid Ad that’s guaranteed to be remembered.

Brilliant Raid Ad Inspiration Advertising Campaigns

39. Give A Hand To Wildlife

Here’s an inspirational ad poster on wildlife and how we can all make a difference.

Zebra ads ideas - WWF

40. The Pasta Hotline

Creative and funny ad from Eatalica known as the pasta hotline.

Visual Ads examples - Eatalica

41. Cemex – Fast Drying Concrete

Creative advertisement at it’s finest – or how to illustrate an advantage of your product with very few words.

Print advertising campaigns - Cemex

42. Nivea Advertising Inspiration

Nivea has always been an example of creativity and inspiring advertising, and this ad makes no exception.

Nivea Advertising Campaign Example

43. Creative Online Dating Ad

Wondering how to tell a story using a creative analogy? Here’s a great example: a cool print add for Parship.com!

Advertisement ideas creative campaigns

44. Forests Are The Lungs Of The Earth

This creative advertisement shows how forests are the lungs of the earth.

Best advertisements campaigns - WWF

45. Keloptic – Creative Art Inspired Advertising

Art always makes a huge impact, so everything art inspired can make a great impression. Here’s an ad that’s really suggestive!

Keloptic Inspirational advertisement example

46. Harley Davidson Advertising

Stop dreaming and start riding is the message behind this creative advertising example. A print ad that became as legendary as the motorcycle company itself.

Marketing campaign example from Harley Davidson

47. The “neighbours” Fedex advertising

A great way to showcase how boundaries disappear with the right advertising.

FedEx Creative ads examples

48. The Road Is The Best Gift

This cool Mazda commercial speaks for itself. It was created for Mazda 6 by Saatchi & Saatchi, and it’s a cool photo manipulation and source of inspiration.

Creative advertisement example - Mazda6

49. Creative Weight Watchers Print

Weight Watchers comes back to our top with a not so subtle print that shows a solution in a clever and funny way.

Funny ads from WeightWatchers

50. A Creative Idea To Use The Power Of Your Competition

One of the most creative examples of how to use the power of competition to stand out can be found in the iconic competition between Pepsi and Coca-Cola. Here’s one of our favorite Social Media posts from Halloween.

Pepsi Social media marketing inspiration

We hope these examples of good advertising ideas will be great sources of inspiration and motivation for you when you have to create a marketing strategy! Let us know whether you tried any of these and if it worked.

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