On the Adweek Podcast: Clever Ad Hacks That Turn Obstacles Into Opportunities

Getting creative with preroll, silent autoplay and more

Geico has found a number of creative ways to make preroll more bearable—and less skippable. Geico
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Let’s face it: Ads are almost universally annoying. Obviously they can be annoying for consumers, but they can also be a daily frustration for advertising professionals.

Creatives often feel their ideas are limited by the formats they work in, whether it’s the new reality of 6-second spots or the knowledge that viewers can block or skip your ads with ease. So what’s to be done?

For some of today’s most creative marketers, those seeming problems have yielded possibilities for new creative approaches. This week on Adweek’s podcast, “Yeah, That’s Probably an Ad,” we look at some of the best in recent years, including new work that continues to push the envelope.

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Not familiar with all the ads we featured this week? Scroll down for a few of the campaigns we highlighted in this episode.

Geico: Unskippable

Geico: Crushed

Geico: Interrupt-a-Palooza

Vimeo: Interrupted

Hotels.com: Captain Obvious

Axion: Banner Concerts

@griner david.griner@adweek.com David Griner is creative and innovation editor at Adweek and host of Adweek's podcast, "Yeah, That's Probably an Ad."