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Funny chocolate ad celebrates the little things in life

Friday, 13th February 2015 at 12:11pm

A chocolate brand has released a funny advert that will cheer you up.
Mars ad

Mars created a cheerful little spot that perfectly sums up the joy of celebrating the little victories in life, as a part of their campaign “Little Wins”.

This advert sees two men competing with the best tricks that they have taught to their dogs.

After the first dog executes an impressive jump, the second dog plays Jan Hammer’s iconic Miami Vice theme on pan flutes.

To celebrate his overwhelming victory, the second dog’s owner enjoys a Mars bar.

Have a look at the charming ad below and let us know what you think.

Tagged Advert, Mars, fun, creativity, Little Wins campaign

Cute vintage-style ad for new Galaxy S-pen

Tuesday, 3rd February 2015 at 2:52pm

Samsung advert Ad agency Heaven and the directing duo Vallée Duhamel have made a new vintage-style ad for Samsung.

With the title ‘creativity at work’ and an electronic music background, the ad presents us the different functionalities that the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 S-Pen can offer.

The result is a colourful collage of all the arts and crafts materials the S-Pen can emulate.

Watch this joyful advert below and tell us what you think.

Tagged advertising, technology, agency, creativity, advert, brand, Samsung, S-Pen

An ad that cost £10 to make

Monday, 2nd February 2015 at 2:23pm

Doritos' advert A submission to Doritos’ Super Bowl advertising competition only cost £10 to make.

The ad, by freelance director James Bedford, was one of the ten shortlisted entrants.

The advert shows the producer fishing at a local river whilst devouring a packet of Doritos but he soon realizes that his prey is after his snack.

Within a few seconds, the fish grabs the packet and drags the crisps under the water.

Watch the advert below and let us know what you think.

Tagged advert, advertising, brand, creative, entertainment, super bowl, video, fun

Chicken goes truly free range in new Reebok ad

Tuesday, 20th January 2015 at 4:26pm

#LiveFreeRangeReebok’s new online film follows a chicken’s journey towards a healthier lifestyle when she takes a novel approach to living ‘free range’.

The film shows the chicken breaking free from her barn and making her way through fields, tunnels, and even across a road, getting plenty of exercise on the way.

When faced with a billboard for a ‘global fitness barn’, she turns away and continues running through her natural surroundings.

The ad has been launched just as many people struggle with New Year Resolutions and is designed to inspire them to take a ‘free range’ attitude to their exercise regimes.

See the chicken go free range below and tell us if Reebok has inspired you to stick with your fitness goals.

Tagged #LiveFreeRange, Reebok, chicken, advert, online, film, advertising, marketing, creative, fun, clever, video

Evolution of advertising slogans

Tuesday, 6th January 2015 at 4:18pm

Evolution of Advertising Slogans Best Marketing Degrees has created an infographic that explores the power of iconic catchphrases and how they have evolved over time.

De Beer’s “a diamond is forever” is celebrating 67 years in circulation. Awarded best slogan of the 20th century by Advertising Age, this tagline is credited with helping to make diamonds the go-to engagement ring gem.

Pepsi and Coca Cola’s well known slogan battle includes the topical taglines “Twice as much for your nickel” by Pepsi in 1939 and Coca Cola’s “It’s the real thing” of 1969.

Take a look at the full infographic here and let us know about your favourite slogans
Tagged advertising, slogans, branding, brand, McDonald’s, Coca Cola, time, evolving, innovative, marketing, advert, infographic

Harvey the dog’s final ad to air on Boxing Day

Wednesday, 17th December 2014 at 4:36pm

Harvey the dogAfter warming our hearts with his escapades in a dog’s home and with his rabbit, Harvey the dog is due to have his final advert aired on Boxing Day.

Harvey the dog has advertised for Thinkbox since 2010, but this final festive-timed ad will see the much-loved pet falling in love.

Thinkbox said: “[We] will carry on advertising on TV but we always had in mind that we wanted to complete Harvey’s story at some point.

"Now feels like the right time and there’s no better way to leave him than in love.”

Let us know when you spot the ad on television or have a sneak peek here.

Tagged Harvey the dog, Thinkbox, advertising, marketing, online, fun, creative, television, advert

Monty the Penguin

Tuesday, 11th November 2014 at 9:59am

John Lewis Monty the Penguin adJohn Lewis has continued its series of heartwarming Christmas adverts with Monty, a lonely penguin.

The TV spot sees a little boy taking his best friend Monty on trips, gradually noticing that he’s looking wistful on the run-up to Christmas and deciding to give him the present he deserves.

Last year’s John Lewis ad was ‘The Bear & The Hare’, soundtracked by Lily Allen.

Watch Monty the Penguin below and let us know if you think the advert spreads festive cheer.

Tagged Monty the Penguin, John Lewis, advertising, advert, Christmas, marketing, television, fun

‘Paris/New York’: a celebration of the cities

Monday, 10th November 2014 at 3:42pm

A charming new airline advert contrasts two famous cities, revealing their incredible similarities.

‘Paris/New York’ advertises BA’s Open Skies service (which flies between the two cities) using a simple but hypnotic split-screen, comparing architecture, street art, food, and many more cultural similarities and differences.

The advert covers the usual clichés (the Eiffel Tower versus the Statue of Liberty), but it also gives an insight to the everyday lives of Parisians and New Yorkers.

Watch the advert below and tell us what you think.



Tagged Paris/New York, Open Skies, BA, advert, advertising, brand, video, travel

Kit Kat unveils fun new advert

Tuesday, 28th October 2014 at 9:51am

SplactorKit Kat’s new advert offers an interesting explanation for its new product by introducing the world’s first ‘splactor’, or ‘split actor’.

The spot follows ‘Martin Mahogany’ on a film set as he plays two characters at the same time, with each half of his body in different costume and makeup.

To achieve his ambitious performances, he physically turns around to switch character, delivering his lines with utmost seriousness.

As the world’s first ‘splactor’, Martin is happy to take the credit for Kit Kat’s new Chunky Double Caramel bar, which takes a similar approach with two contrasting fillings.

Watch the ad below and tell us what you think of it.

Tagged Kit Kat, splactor, advert, advertising, marketing, fun, clever, product, brand, video

Philips advert travels through time

Monday, 6th October 2014 at 3:04pm

Philips adPhilips’ new advert asks the question ‘how many years does it take to change a lightbulb?’.

The advert, which showcases the company’s new wireless bulb, uses stop motion to depict a family through six different time periods, revealing how technology has changed since the Victorian era.

The family’s lighting remains basic throughout the ages, until they invest in a new Philips bulb that can produce a range of ambient lighting effects.

Watch the fun new advert below and tell us what you think.

Tagged Philips, lighting, film, stop motion, advert, advertising, video, marketing, innovative, creative, brand

Teddy gets a holiday in new Thomson/First Choice advert

Wednesday, 1st October 2014 at 9:47am

TeddyA new heartwarming advert gives a put-upon teddy the holiday he deserves.

The television spot for Thomson/First Choice uses a voiceover speaking the verses from Bohemian Rhapsody, beginning wistfully but segueing into a relaxed contentment.

The eponymous Teddy has to endure a trip in the washing machine, being hit by a robot, and stuffed into a bag, before finally getting a place on the beach.

Watch the advert here and let us know what you think of it.

Tagged Teddy, Thomson, First Choice, advert, advertising, television, fun, brand, video

Renault Captur: The Great Escape

Tuesday, 5th August 2014 at 12:07pm

Renault Captur: The Great EscapeRenault’s new advert features an adventurous goldfish following its owners all the way to the sea, heading for freedom.

The goldfish follows the new Renault Captur to the beach with some impressive acrobatics, soundtracked to La Femme’s ‘Sur la Planche’.

The fun advert plays on the freedom and adventure that the Renault Captur represents, and you can watch it below.

Let us know what you think of the advert.

Tagged Renault, brand, advertising, The Great Escape, marketing, fun, creative, advert, video

'Moments of Warmth'

Tuesday, 18th March 2014 at 4:47pm

Duracell has launched a new campaign encouraging Canadians to keep warm in the harsh winter – by holding hands in a special interactive bus shelter.

The bus shelter, which loosely resembles a Duracell battery, has heaters that only turn on once its occupants complete a ‘circuit’.

They do this by holding hands and pressing on the positive and negative signs on either end of the shelter.

Duracell filmed the campaign, which it entitled ‘Moments of Warmth’, with the help of creative agency Cossette.

You can watch the advert below, and tell us if you would take part in a 'Moment of Warmth'.

Tagged Duracell, Moments of Warmth, Cossette, Canada, bus shelter, advert, advertising, campaign, innovative, creative, installation, ad, experiential

Godzilla: all he needs is a Snickers

Friday, 7th March 2014 at 4:47pm

Snickers’ new advert, devised by BBDO New York, features legendary film creature Godzilla as you’ve never seen him before.

Godzilla, who has been a part of Japanese culture since 1954, is known for destroying cities and terrorising its residents; this new advert offers an explanation for these rampages.

Godzilla now joins a line of celebrities, including Joan Collins and Aretha Franklin, who have participated in the ‘You’re not you when you’re hungry’ campaign.

Watch the advert below and tell us what you think of Godzilla’s latest starring role.

Tagged Godzilla, Snickers, fun, clever, advert, advertising, brand, campaign

Dulux unveil 'Colour Prohibition' advert

Wednesday, 5th March 2014 at 9:46am

Dulux has debuted a new television advert, which imagines a world of grey in which colour is banned.

The eighty-second advert, inspired by prohibition-era America, depicts a couple finally getting together after colour explodes into their monochromatic lives.

Using Thirties-style framing shots and incredibly detailed set and costume design, the advert has a distinctive, vintage feel.

Ann Marie O’Riordan, Dulux head of marketing, said that the advert marks the brand “moving towards a more conceptual approach that considers the emotional and transformative power of colour.”

Directed by Christian & Patrick, the advert was created by BBH London and is part of a wider integrated campaign for the company.

Find out more about the advert here or watch it below; tell us what you think of Dulux’s new approach.

Tagged Dulux, Colour Prohibition, #ChangeYourStory, paint, Christian & Patrick, BBH London, campaign, integrated, advert, television, fun, clever, creative

Lipton teams up with the Muppets to ‘be more tea’

Monday, 3rd March 2014 at 4:03pm

Unilever has launched a new global campaign for the Lipton tea brand by releasing an advert featuring the Muppets.

The advert follows Kermit the frog through New York City, who, despite being surrounded by chaotic Animals, remains relaxed and unflappable – even saving Miss Piggy from an army of fans.

According to Unilever, ‘be more tea’ encourages viewers to be more playful, thoughtful and appreciative of their surroundings, with Kermit embodying this chilled ethos.

Watch the extended advert below and find out more about the campaign here.

Tagged Unilever, Lipton, Muppets, Kermit, NYC, advert, advertising, campaign, media, brand, fun

Climber conquers 2,500-feet cliff for a short film

Monday, 24th February 2014 at 1:35pm

Rock climber Alex Honnold has scaled a 2,500-feet high wall – whilst being filmed for a documentary sponsored by The North Face.

Honnold climbed ‘El Sendero Luminoso’, a limestone cliff in Mexico, in around three hours. His achievement is even more extraordinary as he did it completely rope-free, which he described as feeling ‘pretty straightforward’.

Filmed by friend Cedar Wright, the footage of Honnold accomplishing the daredevil feat has been turned into a mini-documentary for outdoor product specialist The North Face.

Take a look at the video below and tell us if it encourages you to give free climbing a go.

Tagged Alex Honnold, The North Face, El Sendero Luminoso, Mexico, climbing, rock climbing, documentary, advert, brand, fun

Popular British ads recreated entirely out of LEGO!

Wednesday, 19th February 2014 at 4:56pm

To promote the new LEGO Movie in the UK, the producers have launched a campaign where popular British adverts are recreated in LEGO!

The move hijacked popular ads from companies like Premier Inn, BT and The British Heart Foundation.

This LEGO inspired ad is already a huge hit on YouTube with over 900,000 views. 

Take a look at this ad below and tell us if you can think of any ads that would look good in LEGO.

Tagged Lego, The Lego Movie, campaign, ad, ads, advert, advertisement, innovative, fun, funny, Premier Inn, BT, The British Heart Foundation

‘Icons’: the new Sunday Times advert

Friday, 14th February 2014 at 9:50am

The Sunday Times has a new television advert for its culture section, celebrating iconic images from history using just three people and some very clever production.

Famous images from Forrest Gump, Mad Men and Michelangelo’s ‘The Creation of Adam’ are recreated in the advert, which uses quick lighting changes and props to set up several scenes in only fifty seconds.

The advert was created by agency Grey London and directed by US, and while it takes cues from the past, such as Michelangelo, many of the icons, from Daft Punk to Tarantino (represented through Reservoir Dogs) are particularly relevant today.

Take a look at the advert below or the ‘making of’ video here and tell us what you think of ‘Icons’.

Tagged Sunday Times, Icons, advert, advertisement, television, Grey London, US, clever, pop culture

‘Have a Break’ with KitKat’s new advert campaign

Tuesday, 4th February 2014 at 10:35am

KitKat’s new advertising campaign puts an entertaining spin on its classic strapline ‘Have a Break, Have a KitKat’ by lampooning high-speed car chases.

The television advert sees police pursuing a pair of masked criminals, but when they eventually ‘catch’ them, they simply take a moment to snack on a KitKat.

The campaign is the Nestlé-owned brand’s first television spot for three years, though its classic strapline remains at the heart of its marketing.

Jon Lambert (group marketing director for Nestlé UK & Ireland) said: “We wanted KitKat to return to screens with a humorous campaign; reminding everyone not only of the importance of a smile in a break but that KitKat is the chocolate bar to provide that.”

The advert was created by JWT London, which has previously worked with KitKat, and will be supported by online offerings throughout the year.

Take a look at the advert below and tell us what you think of this new spin on the famous chocolate bar.

Tagged KitKat, Nestle, advert, advertising, marketing, brand, campaign, video, television, funny

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