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Tuesday, 11th November 2014 at 9:59am
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.
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.
Tuesday, 28th October 2014 at 9:51am
Kit 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.
Monday, 6th October 2014 at 3:04pm
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.
Wednesday, 1st October 2014 at 9:47am
A 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.
Tuesday, 5th August 2014 at 12:07pm
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.
Tuesday, 18th March 2014 at 4:47pm
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'.
Friday, 7th March 2014 at 4:47pm
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.
Wednesday, 5th March 2014 at 9:46am
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.
Monday, 3rd March 2014 at 4:03pm
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.
Monday, 24th February 2014 at 1:35pm
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.
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.
Friday, 14th February 2014 at 9:50am
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’.
Tuesday, 4th February 2014 at 10:35am
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.
Monday, 20th January 2014 at 11:10am
Resembling an epic movie trailer, the footage combines foreboding music, an ancient-sounding poem and a rich, baritone voiceover by famous actor Charles Dance as athletes struggle against darkness, mountains and snow.
Lines from the poem include: ‘I am the dreadful menace. The one whose will is done. The haunting chill upon your neck. I am the conundrum.’
Take a look at the video below and tell us if you think this trailer is over the top or just right for such a significant sporting event.
Thursday, 14th November 2013 at 9:18am
Sony has used eight million flowers in their latest ad promoting their 4K Ultra HD TV.
Sony boast that this new TV is capable of delivering HD television with four times more detail than before.
The eight million flowers were selected by Sony to resemble their eight million pixel display - only available on the 4K Ultra HD TV.
Take a look at the video below, and tell us if this would compel you to invest in a new TV.
Wednesday, 6th November 2013 at 4:50pm
Created by AMVBBDO, London, these posters use bright colours and eye-catching fonts to express the imaginative and inventive nature of children.
These ads serve as a good reminder to us all to not be afraid to express our childhood creativity as working adults.
You can take a look at more of these posters here.
Friday, 25th October 2013 at 11:39am
Adobe has released a fun new video called 'Clicking Baby' to show how its marketing cloud can help businesses.
The video gives a light-hearted insight into how purchasing behaviour can affect a business, and therefore the salience of good business insight.
Take a look at the video below, and tell us if this persuades you to put a lock on your laptop.
Monday, 14th October 2013 at 8:11pm
Digging through some archive files at the weekend I came across some classic old magazines including The Face 100th Issue from 1988.
Packed full of great photography and a list of 100 inventions from the 80's it was an interesting read until I came across this advert for the Young Persons Railcard.
How times change!
(For those not old enough to recognise the celebrity it's Gary Glitter)
Wednesday, 25th September 2013 at 2:41pm
This excellent advert from Chipotle entitled “The Scarecrow” uses a recipe of celebrity covers of a famous song, stunning long-form animation and a strong environmental message to create an effective and memorable campaign.
This is another grand statement from the restaurant chain Chipotle about the world of industrial food production.
They have also created a free, arcade-style adventure game for the iPhone and iPad to engage with their audience, which you can download here.
Chipotle worked with Fiona Apple, CAA Marketing and the Oscar-winning animators at Moonbot Studios to create this lovely and touching advert.
Watch the advert below and tell us what you think.