Print ads are advertising in its purest form, testing and showcasing an agency or individual’s true creative skills better than any other format. There, I said it.
Whether through clever visuals or well-crafted copy (or a combination of both), there is an elegant simplicity to the print ad that hits the spot more satisfyingly than anything you’ll find outdoor, online or on the box. Picking our favourite five from the archives, that said, was no easy feat. But we have.
And, from Volkswagen to Porsche, McDonald’s to Krispy Kreme, here they are…
#1. Volkswagen – Think Small
— LHM Volkswagen AZ (@lhmvolkswagenaz) November 5, 2015
#2. Hathaway – The Man in the Hathaway Shirt
— Dan (@danielkeppler) March 28, 2017
#3. McDonald’s – Wi-Fries
— Mad On Ads (@MadOnAds) April 2, 2013
#4. Krispy Kreme – Doughnuts are Bad for You
A fine long copy ad for Krispy Kreme doughnuts. pic.twitter.com/QoBzF21Ehm
— Gyles Lingwood (@GylesLingwood) October 31, 2013
#5. Porsche – Nobody’s Perfect
— Ad Pedia Blog (@adpediainfo) February 17, 2017
Disagree with our choices? Then we’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments section or, better yet, drop us a tweet @S3Advertising with your opinion.