Most companies over the years have always made measures on trying to make their products distinct from their other competitors. As much as a products is essential, so also do we need to be aligned with a brands continuous mission and vision; which are all most portrayed in through their adverts and campaigns.

In no particular order and rank, we would be Revealing some notable brands adverts that have been amazing and of value to their customers. In the first and second quarter, we have several adverts that had people glued to their seat.

So let’s get to it, for the Top Ads picks for 2019

1. Emirates NDB, It Wasnt Me

It wasn’t me” Campaign; This ads was initiated after several Cyber Crime detected in Dubai and globally. It was inspired by the online scam that has become the other of the day and has rendered a lot of people bankrupt. Dubai Police, ENDB; the largest banking group in the region by asset launched a novel public information drive against cyber fraudsters.

Online fraudsters have been duping UAE customers for a while now, bank steps in to warn customers about it in a public joint campaign with Dubai Police

2. AB InBev for Carling Black Label #NoExcuses Soccer Song for Change

South Africa’s biggest beer brand, Carling Black Label decided to go from the no.1 excuse for women abuse, to the no.1 champion against it. In this new campaign it saw women raising the One Voice anthem to never give up and keep purchasing on no matter what they are faced with.

In this ads, Carling made a movement by women to use their influence to change males attitude towards Women Abuse with the #No excuse tag, to curb Gender based Violence in the world. So they targeted the male comfortable environment to preach out this campaign. Really an ad that is most suitable.

3. Heritage Bank, Fishing

This advert commercial depicts a bank that believes in the fire in your heart, it has a man who strive on as a fisherman that watches it fingerlings grows till it grows to be sold.

The boy was seen to have lost all the fingerlings and all the fishes died. “As it almost lost, as it goes belly up like dead fish, then you find someone who is willing to believe in the fire in your heart, think Heritage who gives timeless wealth opportunity, that quote is an assurance of a bank that continuously

4. AIRTEL 3G-4G Gele

Another excellent advert that took everyone glued to their screen was the Airtel 3G port to 4G campaign; which had a comic content you would different want to laugh out loud. Without no doubt, Airtel has always been giving us amazing advert that delights our views and senses.

Starting from last year “Data is Life campaign. Earlier in the year, they launched The In-laws series with hilarious skits around a family whose in-laws – from both sides – visited and the squabbles that followed.

5. Leadway Assurance – See Finish

The most hilarious ads and campaign which has been trending for several months within the first quarter is also worthy of note.

The campaign which was taken to the street of Lagos and had a desperate character “Mr. John” who reached out to help after his father in-law died, to beg for financial assistance to meet an initial deadline, but could not get any help from his supposed benefactor.

6. Glo Oga Sim

The Unrivalled big boss of data, which aired its advert that captivates its viewers minds on several social media platforms- Cables, Youtube, Twitter and Instagram. It is an interesting, mind blowing and entertaining commercial from one of the call service popularly known as Glo 4G LTE Network which featured Sola Sobowale; a veteran actress , Patience Ozokwor aka Mama G and other well-known actors in the Nollywood industry.

Glo “Oga Sim” is an “awoof” double data offer of Globacom Limited, which was launched to increase the speed of data for subscribers this season. Glo which is known for being the Grandmasters of data has taken it up a notch with this offer.

7. Axa Mansard

Life saver insurance: “Stay in the Picture” was an initiative by Axa Mansard introducing a Life Saver Insurance cover product in a television commercial campaign. The TVC gives benefits such as free health, cash back, loyalty bonus and permanent disability cover and not only that it adopted an interesting, emotional yet light-hearted approach to illustrate the idea behind the new brand campaign on social media platform-YouTube.

The campaign includes a television commercial, online video, massive-out-of-home advertising, print advertising and product advertising to publicize its advantage and create awareness.

8. Standard Bank – VEX Money

VEX money, was a commercial campaign initiated by Stanbic IBTC bank to provide an easy, safe and reliable way to send, pay off for anything in any tight situation to avoid being stranded with a Stanbic card regardless of your location if you are far off from the bank.

It pictured a lady that saved her ass out after having a dinner which the other party was unable to foot the bills. It was a short and hilarious ads that cut across people’s views and minds.

9. COCA-COLA NIGERIA Leggo Commercial

The popularly known beverage company Coca-cola came up with a commercial campaign that is a song and fandom contest, the “Leggo challenge” which followed the recording of an official song commemorating the partnership between the beverage company and the English Premier League.

It featured Burna Boy, Mayorkun, Kizz Daniel, Zoro and the celebrated Kaffy Dance representing and supporting a top team English team: Manchester United, Manchester City, Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea representatively all popular clubs among Nigeria’s football fans. The Commercial campaign “Leggo song” is dedicated to all football fans.


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