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Biscuit Boy

cravendale_30_stills_01_0We arrived in Brighton last night, after sixteen hours of travel. But thanks to the miracle of Zopiclone, I’m not feeling too jet lagged.

As I was waiting for my sleeping pill to kick in last night, I saw this new spot for Cravendale. I’ve always loved their ads – and this one made me laugh uncontrollably. (OK – maybe I’m a tad jet lagged…)

Meet Barry the Biscuit Boy.

(Musical styling by The Tiger Lillies)

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Potatoes That Speak for Themselves

Potatoes are tasty. And in this spot for GreenVale by London-based agency AESOP, they also speak for themselves.

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Be More Dog

Today’s ad was created by VCCP London and promotes the 4G O2. Or does it? I had to Google what that is because the ad doesn’t exactly go into any detail. 4G O2 is the new “superfast mobile internet for the UK”.

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We’re All Creatures

This adorable commercial by Engine Group is for the RSPCA – the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals – the UK’s largest animal welfare charity. They rescue, rehab, and rehome animals throughout England and Wales. And they are campaigning to change laws to protect animals and prosecute those who break the laws.

In this spot, they link the animals that they’re trying to protect to people, reminding us that we’re all creatures, big and small.

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The Apple Store

appleBut not quite as you know it.

Check out this ad for Somersby Cider by Fold7, UK.

Watching this really makes me wish for summer… and that they would sell booze in the real Apple Stores. A quick pint would – at the very least – make the noise, the line-ups, and the stench of everyone who’s “just looking” a little more bearable.

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Go Paperless?

This ad by Leo Burnett, Paris is cute.

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Coffee Time

Let’s take a look at a fun, yet bizarre (my favorite), commercial for Costa coffee. One of the UK’s largest coffee chains, and second in the world after Starbucks. Creative by Karmarama.

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Helpless

Today’s commercial is a hard-hitting PSA by BBH London for St. John’s Ambulance.

The spot is two minutes long and tells the story of a man diagnosed with cancer. We follow him through his journey, and … well, you’ll have to see what happens.

 

 

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Don’t Play With Your Food

Strange things happen when you play with your food, as we see in the following curious commercial by Dare, UK.

The ad is for Ambrosia rice snack pots. And from what I can tell, a scotch egg, an apple, a flask and a chicken drumstick can’t believe that a rice snack can be both creamy and delicious.

The spot was created by Danny Hunt and Gavin Torrance, and directed by The Perlorian Brothers through Blink.

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May 24, 2012 · 5:30 pm

For the Dogs

Today’s post is for the dogs.

According to Bakers Complete, a Purina brand dog food; “Our latest TV advert now includes special sounds to deliver enjoyment for both dogs and their owners!”

Personally I enjoy it because there is a dog driving a van.

Created by DDB, UK, this minute-long commercial features barks and whistles which are sure to catch the attention of your canine companion. Why would they do such a thing? Well, according to The Telegraph, “Bakers, the dog food manufacturer which commisioned the advert, hope the sounds will provoke a reaction from dogs in living rooms across the country, fooling their owners into thinking they are interested in the products on the screen.”

Fooling their owners… an interesting tactic, to be sure. But will it actually impact sales? Will owners be “fooled” into buying this product? I could imagine some dogs going crazy and barking back at the TV when this spot comes on, perhaps creating the opposite of the desired effect. But only time will tell.

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