1962 Gillette Razor Print Ad

In this 1962 print ad, Gillette uses social status to advertise the need for men to use their razors.

Red areas are most likely to attract attention, followed by Yellow/Orange areas, and Blue areas. Areas that have no color overlay are unlikely to attract visual attention.

The Regions Report graphically represents the likely distribution of visual attention during preattentive processing.

 

Any area or object that is identified as one of the first 4 predicted fixations is highly likely to be noticed at first glance, regardless of its 1, 2, 3, or 4 order.

Scotch Tape Unique Benefits Print Ad

This weird scotch tape ad is a perfect (albeit overexaggerated) example of how to “re-invent” your product.

If you’re in an oversaturated market and your audience is jaded from hearing …