3 Advertising or Publicity Themes that Always Work

Budweiser Clydesdales

One of the most common questions we get asked by customers is, “I want something that everyone will like.  Got any ideas that will be popular?”  We each have our preferences.  Dunkin Donuts or Starbucks?  Red wine or white wine?  Toilet paper over or under?  It’s tough to keep everyone happy or create a campaign that appeals to the masses.  Fortunately we spoke to our friend and public relations expert, Colleen White from Elevate Communications.  We agreed that there are 3 themes that almost never fail in advertising or public relations.  Those 3 themes are:

Spuds MacKenzieAnimals

Budweiser has played this game for decades.  Just look at their track record:

  • Lizards Your mother’s an iguana!
  • Frogs Bud…weis…errrr
  • The Clydesdales
  • And Cassius‘ idol: Spuds MacKenzie – we all know that Spuds would be proud of Cassius!

E-TRADE Milkaholic


E-TRADE hit a home run with their baby-themed commercials.  Milka-whaaaat!




They weren’t lying when they told you “sex sells”.  Companies like GoDaddy.com and Old Spice took full advantage of the opportunity.

GoDaddy.comGoDaddy Danica PatrickOld Spice Guy







There you have it.  Animals are always popular.  People love babies, and they love sex more than animals and babies!  Keep these 3 ideas in mind for your next ad campaign and you’re bound to create foolproof material.  And when in doubt, just do what Smartwater did with Jennifer Aniston and use all 3!


About Downtown Printwear

Downtown Custom Printwear specializes in screen-printing, embroidery, large format printing, vinyl graphics, and graphic design. All work is completed in-house, allowing for the most competitive pricing the industry can offer. You’ll always have the opportunity to speak with one of our staff experts who will help you with your order — something you can’t get with those web-based companies. View all posts by Downtown Printwear

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: