Sometimes words are simply unnecessary.
I remember this old P&G advertising guy who always said “you know you have a good spot if you can turn the sound off and still get the ad”. Try that one time and see if it works because it’s very hard.
Here is a new Google ad where there is no English at all and yet the story is easy to follow. If you want, you can turn on the Closed Captioning by hitting the tiny CC button at the bottom right of the video. I watched it without understanding one word that was spoken and I was able to follow along. And i cried.
The ad is beautifully shot, and feels more like a mini-movie than a TV ad. Well, it is 3 minutes and 32 seconds. They stay authentic to the culture, with great visuals, music and language. The story is simple–about two friends who have…
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