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Wednesday, 4th December 2013 at 6:31pm
Coca-Cola’s Sweater Generator allows users to create 'the perfect combination of warmth, cheer and snow cobras' by offering traditional patterns alongside more unusual ones, like Christmas dolphins.
Coca-Cola even made the 100 tackiest sweaters and shipped them to their creators.
View the whole sweater gallery here and tell us which one you would have for your Christmas party.
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.
Wednesday, 16th October 2013 at 2:06pm
If you don't approve of Facebook using information from its users in ads, then you won't be a fan of Google's latest terms of service.
Starting from November 11th Google will allow an adult user's profile name and photo to appear in reviews and advertising.
These endorsements will operate in a similar way to Facebook's 'Sponsored Stories'.
Google has stated that "this only happens when you take an action (things like +1’ing, commenting or following) - and the only people who see it are the people you’ve chosen to share that content with."
The programme is only targeting adults over the age of 18 and you can also opt out.
You can find out more about this hear, tell us how you would feel if you came across yourself in a Google endorsement.
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.
Friday, 20th September 2013 at 3:10pm
The advert showcases the creative ways Canon users have captured images and videos, demonstrating users can extend their imaginations using Canon products.
The other three nominees were Wieden + Kennedy’s ‘Jogger’ for Nike, BBH’s ‘Jess Time’ for Google Chrome, and Crispin Porter + Bogusky’s ‘The Chase’ for Grey Poupon.
Grey’s win ended a streak of four straight victories for ads created by Wieden + Kennedy. Watch the shortlisted ads here.
Lastly, watch the winning ad below and tell us if this would inspire you.
Wednesday, 11th September 2013 at 10:45am
Created by Forsman & Bodenfors the video shows the president, clad in a hard hat, speaking directly to the camera about the strength of the new front towing hook on the latest Volvo construction truck.
As the camera fades away you see the president is speaking atop a truck hoisted 20 metres above the water in Gothenburg harbour.
Take a look at the video below, and tell us if you think Claes Nilsson is the bravest president around.
Monday, 9th September 2013 at 2:20pm
Wieden + Kennedy has created a live knitting billboard to promote Nike’s new 'Free Flyknit’ in Shanghai.
The campaign sees a real-time billboard get fully knitted by a team of four installation professionals.
The live installation repurposes an already prominent advertising panel.
Over 10 days, thread by thread, the installation gradually covers the image of a bare foot, mimicking the 'Flyknit' process.
Watch the video below to see the knitting billboard getting done and let us know if this is the most creative knitting you have seen.
Tuesday, 20th August 2013 at 4:10pm
Created to celebrate the launch of the 'Adizero F50 Messi boot', this advert literately makes you believe that you can fly with these shoes!
To create this visually stunning show, hundreds of hand sewn LEDs were attached to the Adidas TechFit gear Messi was wearing, then he was filmed at 1000 frames per second with a phantom camera.
The advert highlights Messi's super speed and silky skills in a way that transcends football so that everyone can appreciate it.
Watch the video below to see Messi in action, and tell us if you would like to try on Messi's footwear.
Friday, 26th July 2013 at 4:30pm
The advert showcases Luis Suarez in all the ways that have infuriated football fans before, but this time in an office workplace - with hilarious consequences.
See the video below.
Wednesday, 19th June 2013 at 11:20pm
Skittles has released a new video on YouTube that has an added quirk.
The video is an interactive advert, so once the main spot finishes you can click on it and get some additional footage. Whilst the idea of having interactive videos isn't new normally you just click through to a new video. This one has the footage all in one video.
Quirky and clever, the only downside is that it doesn't seem to work on embedded videos.
Watch the main ad below and click here to access the YouTube version.
Wednesday, 5th June 2013 at 12:34pm
After their 'Ship my pants' advert, Kmart and agency DraftFCB have created a new borderline ad.
This time promoting fuel prices, they use American expressions to create a rude sounding commercial with their 'Big Gas Savings' spot.
Perhaps not as funny as the previous advert, mainly as you have an idea what to expect, but it still has some funny moments and does lead you to wonder where can they take this next.
Watch the advert below.
Wednesday, 15th May 2013 at 9:52am
The advert, created by TBWA/G1 Paris, creates scratches in the paintwork of the car as users try to swipe through the ad, which then repair themselves.
Very clever use of the swipe motion that people use whilst browsing to highlight another innovation.
Watch the ad in action below.
Wednesday, 24th April 2013 at 8:35am
In a new ad from Mother, we see a couple trying to spruce up their outdoor space only to find they face opposition from some diminutive foes.
A clever and entertaining advert, worth the 2 minutes of your time, watch it below.
Thursday, 18th April 2013 at 10:01am
The concept, created by DraftFCB Chicago, uses American colloquialisms of shipping instead of delivery, and of course pants instead of trousers.
Whilst only currently being shown on YouTube, the video has in a short time gained close to 10 million views, which could be enough for the company to decide to give it some air time on main-stream television.
The whole add is very much a clever play on words, all the while bordering on profanity, so be careful about putting the volume too loud!
Take a look at the ad below and let us know what you think.
Monday, 4th March 2013 at 4:44pm
San Francisco based start-up company Mobeam has patented technology that will allow barcodes to be scanned from Smartphone screens at checkouts.
The point-of-sale possibilities are endless for coupons and other far more fun advertising promotions. Plus, it is better than replacing every checkout scanner in the world.
To promote the technology, Portal A created this heavily Auto-Tuned supermarket musical, in which a frustrated cashier bursts into song over the wonders of Mobeam. It includes an obligatory rap, a talking fish and a dancing janitor. The video is silly in the extreme.
This, however, is not an app you can download, it is a technology targeted at businesses to add to their apps. And the reason for this? Modern phone screens are too high definition for normal barcode scanners to read, so the technology sends signals via an LED to the scanner to ‘trick’ it into thinking it is reading a normal barcode.
Whilst the technology will only appeal to developers and advertisers, the video will appeal to everyone. Watch it below.
Monday, 4th March 2013 at 1:07pm
It is all very surreal, the voice over stating "It may seem a little strange to some, but for us free range is the only way to raise bread,"
Even on their Facebook page they state, "We like to shower our loaves with love, let them roam free and grow up in their own unique little way. It's what makes every loaf special."
It would seem that they want to come across as a speciality or artisan style baker, producing 'farmhouse' style breads, all the while taking time and care to produce a better tasting product, even if it does bleat at you and jump around the room!
Take a look at the advert below.
Saturday, 8th December 2012 at 10:33am
This is the sequel to an ad we featured on our blog last year, 'The Walk of Shame' and was created by Adam & Eve/DDB.
It is very funny and suggests 'How to avoid a same dress disaster this season'.