If you are going to spend the money on a print ad, make sure that it is not just another ad for a home. Don’t leave the onlooker wonder or just turn the page. Unlike the public at large, we pay attention to ads because it is part of what we do for our clients. We want to make sure that the message is communicated clearly and succinctly.
As we look at this Richard Mille ad, at first glance, we see a tube of lipstick holding up a watch. Or is it a red bullet based on the “caliber RM 037” notation. After some research we discovered that it is the name of the watch, “Red Bullet Caliber RM037. Leaving room for misunderstanding creates friction and barriers in the purchasing process. Worst of all, it leaves a ho-hum impression.