Just 3 words and 5 notes in this very catchy advertising jingle - and you can’t help think McDonald’s!
Never mind that Macca’s paid Justin Timberlake $6 million to record the vocals (and no, he’s not your traditional jingle maker,) this short jingle is fresh, memorable and captures the essence of the McDonald’s brand beautifully. We’re all hardwired to remember and respond to music - and when that music is combined with an advertising or branding message, it sticks in our minds.
For over 18 years Abes Audio has been a jingle creator of choice for hundreds of businesses, agencies and brands, creating catchy advertising jingles and brand music tracks that resonate with various target audiences. Our dynamic team of composers, producers, musicians and vocalists will collaborate to bring your brief to life and create a jingle that stands out and is a key component of future ad campaigns. That’s music to your ears!
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Here are 4 things to consider when you’re thinking about creating a jingle.
Don’t be tempted to fit as much information as you can in the lyrics. Like a great song, the best jingles have words that rhyme and flow and it can be difficult to do this well if there are too many words to fit.
A common trap some people fall into is having a jingle creator compose a jingle in their favourite musical style. It’s important to leave your personal preferences behind and think about what style of music will resonate most with your target market. Think about the specific demographics and what would best engage them.
All great jingles have a clear ‘hook’ - a melody and lyric usually at the start and end of the jingle. Often it’s the business name and positioning statement, but sometimes it may JUST be the positioning statement by itself. Regardless, it’s important that the jingle maker creates a strong hook on which to base your jingle because usually that is what sticks and is most easily recalled by the consumer.
Sometimes, you might not be able to find the words to describe exactly what you’re looking for or you may not really know what you want. We hear it all the time - “I don’t know what I want, but I know what I don’t want!”. In these cases, an experienced jingle creator will simply start somewhere and create a draft piece of audio for you to listen to demonstrating some musical and lyrical ideas. Even if you don’t love the initial creative idea, this first draft will at least help to get the conversation started. Sometimes it’s a springboard to something even better, but in most cases the first draft is often met with ‘I love it!” The key thing is - it’s important to start.
For more about how our senior jingle maker approaches writing and creating a jingle, click here.
We’re often asked ‘how the process works’.
Here are some of the most common questions.
Jingles can have a stigma attached to them of being cheesy and ‘out of touch’. However, it can’t be argued that the human brain is hardwired to respond to music - which is why the power of a good jingle should never be underestimated regardless of a particular trend.
A well produced jingle with planned, consistent media spend will reap great results, while conversely a poorly produced or dated jingle used spasmodically on air may not work as well.
Our highly skilled jingle makers use the latest studio production techniques and musical elements to produce contemporary sounding jingles that will stand the test of time - and stand out.
At Abes, we began composing jingles in the early 2000s and have since produced over 400 individual projects. We’ve learnt a lot since creating our first few jingles (some of which are still in use today) and draw on these years of experience as we interpret a client’s brief and turn the words on a page into music.
Every brief is different and while there are common threads running through many of them, our jingle creators start from scratch with every project to create a unique production. You can rely on our years of experience in creating jingles and know that we’ll work with you closely through the production process; from the initial briefing to final audio delivery.
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