Father’s Day is coming soon!
Did you know that since 2009, the average spend on Father’s Day presents has increased from $90 to $148? More people are looking to gift their fathers a unique gift or something that can create a special memory.
According to the National Retail Federation (NRF), the top 3 gift categories that increased in popularity were:
- Personal Care (25%)
- Home Gardening (21%)
- Tools/Appliances (21%)
Like our Mother’s Day and Valentine’s Day blogs, we will be sharing some examples of Father’s Day ads we think are pretty great! Why? As an advertising agency, we love a good ad that is creative and connects with the target audience. We try to publish these “Top Ad” blogs a few weeks before to get you in the mood for the special day.
Editor’s Note: This blog will serve as a living document. We will be updating it each year with more Father’s Day ads we think are neat!
In this ad, he teaches you how to make a tasty cocktail for Father’s Day, cheekily named, “The Vasectomy” with deadpan delivery. You can really celebrate the “joys” the fatherhood, wink wink.
But we actually like the humor and the camerawork and lighting actually makes the cocktail very fresh and tasty. The gin featured is also a star in this ad.
The camera focuses on the basketball shoes in the beginning, giving the audience a good look at the product, the bounce in the step, and the colorful design. But what they’re selling are moments like this, bonding through sports and forming forever memories!
The messaging isn’t only Oreo is a tasty snack, but to also cherish the moment with your loved ones, no matter if the gesture is big or small.
Not only does it echo the notion that fathers know best, but it’s also Volkswagon’s way to show off how long they have been in the automobile game. The beetle is absolutely iconic and still going strong. The visual also is an easy contrast between the latest model with the old.
Selling your brand AND complimenting dads? That’s an effective message and a win-win situation!
Razors are a typical Father’s Day gift, and typically it’s the father teaching a teenage son how to use it, so this reverse portrayal of an adult child assisting his aging father was a nice change. It’s raw and intimate.
At the end of the cilp, Gilette states that over 4000 types of razors are designed to shave oneself, but none are designed to shave another person. Wow, that makes the introduction of the product even more impactful—the first razor designed for assisted shaving.
We think it’s a great ad that perfectly showcases the product and unique value proposition — all while tugging on your heartstrings!
The ad tells a story of the bond between father and children and the role Star Wars can play in it. It doesn’t need to show the logo until the very end, but everyone will know the references, from the sound effects to toy models. No wonder Star Wars is one of the most successful film franchises in history!
Dove referenced a survey where 75% of dads say they are responsible for their child’s emotional well-being. However, only 20% of them feel like that is reflected in media! So this ad is like Dove’s serenade to acknowledge the caring moments of fatherhood.
We say: we approve, more love for dads!
Here is a campaign Krispy Kreme had ran for Father’s Day. A campaign that sells actual products that need seasonal packaging would have taken a longer time to prepare. So if you do plan on rolling out a campaign like this, do plan months ahead of time to ensure everyone involved has ample time to prepare. When you do, the presentation will be spectacular, like this one!
Firstly, the tagline “Doughnut for Dad” is straightforward, and the alliteration gives it a satisfactory “oomph.” The little bow ties and buttons on the actual donuts add value to an otherwise simple cream donut. The box design elevates the gift. It’s photogenic. We can picture people taking selfies with dad holding this donut gift box and posting it on Instagram. Get the people to spread the word for you—free PR!
This Footlocker ad starts normal and sweet, some NBA prospects reminiscing about how great dad is and the moments they demonstrated their love. Then insert Lonzo Ball, son of LaVar Ball, talking about moments with dad, which are…not as typical. His delivery is hilariously deadpan and layered over the other prospects makes it even funnier.
If you are an NBA fan, you’d get the joke. The ad demonstrates that Footlocker really “gets” their target audience, which makes the ad successful.
We hoped you enjoyed our curated list of Father’s Day ads. You can expect us to put out more of these blog posts for other holidays in the year. Subscribe to our newsletter to stay informed!
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