Brilliants adds … subtract

What makes an ad brilliant?
A lot of complicated theories exist on advertising. But the answer to this question is really simple. Don’t complicate things. Simplify. Beauty is in minimalism!

Ask yourself what you would say if you only had five seconds to tell your story. In print and bill-boarding, this is actually all you get,  3 to 5 seconds. So don’t theorize. Don’t add, subtract! Tell your story, simply and precisely. Go for the heart and gut of your audience and touch them head-on:

1. Think in easy to remember words and images
2. Don’t add, subtract: give information quickly and without complications
3. Leave space, also physically… the eye and ear need room to digest

First base loves this one…HAtree: Parents say, children do

Some more examples to get you going here