#Advertisements

Former India cricketers Venkatesh Prasad, Javagal Srinath, Maninder SIngh and Saba Karim appeared in an advertisement. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@venkateshprasad)

  • Srinath, Prasad, Maninder and Karim appear in a CRED ad as a “boy band”
  • In the ad, they showed the genZ viewers that they were once the “OGs"
  • The lines were, “don’t forget us because of T20s, don’t baby, in the 90s, we were the OGs…”

.Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
A clip shows Dravid trying time and again to get a perfect shot of himself being angry, and getting visual cues from the director.(Photo credit: Screengrab/Youtube/Tanmay Bhat)

  • An ad showcasing Rahul Dravid in an angry avatar went viral earlier this month
  • Dravid was seen in a hot temper in the advertisement, calling himself 'Indiranagar ka Goonda'
  • A behind-the-scenes video was posted by Tanmay Bhat 

.Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
The ad showed Rahul Dravid shouting "Indiranagar ka gunda hu". (Photo Credit: Twitter/ @NagpurPolice)

  • An ad featuring former cricketer Rahul Dravid has gone viral
  • In the ad, Dravid is seen doing road rage and creating disturbance amongst all
  • Police departments from around the country have joined the meme fest

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
England's Moeen Ali . (Photo AP/PTI)

  • Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen said Moeen Ali would have joined the ISIS if he was not a cricketer
  • The remarks came after reports emerged that Ali had asked CSK to remove a beer brand logo from his jersey
  • England cricketers Jofra Archer, Saqib Mahmood, and Sam Billings were among those who slammed Nasreen

.Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
MP Shashi Tharoor threatened to take legal action against an English learning app, which claimed that it can make students 'Speak English as fluently as Shashi Tharoor.' (Photo Credit: Instagram/Shashi Tharoor)

  • The app used Tharoor's photo and name without his permission to promote their English speaking course
  • Tharoor said he does not endorse the learning app in any way
  • The advertisement of the app said: 'Speak English as fluently as Shashi Tharoor'

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
A still from a recent ad by a soap brand that attempted to break women-related stereotypes. (Photo Credit: ScreenGrab/YouTube)

  • Popular culture has a massive impact on society's collective psyche
  • Ads have time and again reinstated the gender-related stereotypes
  • Almost all the ads of kitchen appliances, detergents, cleaning products are targeted towards women

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Adar Poonawala's firm Serum Institute of India is manufacturing Covishield, the vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@adarpoonawala)

  • "You have a readymade advertising brief," Anand Mahindra suggested to Adar Poonawala
  • The video was first shared on the American talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live!
  • "Don't just be her somebody, be her antibody," the advertisement suggests

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Super Bowl is one of the most watched events on US television. (Photo Credit: Pixabay)

  • Many advertisers coughed up an average of $5.6 million for a 30-second spot during Super Bowl
  • 96.4 million people watched the Super Bowl
  • Car companies, fast food chains and delivery apps clamoured to get their brands in front of the audience

.Tampa, FL, USA
Super Bowl is the culminating point of the National Football League (NFL) championships. (Representative image: Unsplash)

  • Various corporations spend quite a large sum of money each year behind Super Bowl commercials, seen by millions of people around the US
  • Commercials for Super LV included some with creative and inspirational stories, as well as some humorous, pop-culture infused ones
  • The Super Bowl LV took place in Tampa, Florida

.Tampa, FL, USA
Gwen Stefani, Blake Shelton and Adam Levine all have been judges of The Voice so far. (Photo credit: Instagram/@blakeshelton)

  • The clip shows Gwen Stefani describing her ideal partner to fellow 'Voice' judge Adam Levine
  • Due to network breakdown, which happens to be the main theme of the commercial, Levine gets the wrong meaning
  • Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani come from very different musical backgrounds