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24 February 2017

Innovative Ad of the Week: Mazda ‘The Head Turning Billboard’ (Canada)

Mazda

The new Mazda MX-5 RF is a real head turner. Well, at least that’s what a new OOH campaign from JWT set out to prove…

With an objective to create something as innovative and engaging as the vehicle itself, the agency hand-picked a high-traffic video wall in the heart of the financial district and opted for a simple headline, supported by a counter that keeps track of all heads that turned to look at the billboard.

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17 February 2017

Innovative Ad of the Week: Diesel 'Make Love Not Walls' (Global)

Diesel

Renowned denim brand Diesel is the latest in a string of fashion brands to take a political stand with its new campaign entitled 'Make Love Not Walls'. 

With vibrant, rainbow-laden photos and a pride-centric video at its heart, the campaign was directed by iconic American artist and photographer David LaChapelle and features a host of models from the LGBTQ community to show the brand's commitment to diversity and in breaking down barriers.  

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03 February 2017

Best of the Ads: Super Bowl LI

As hype builds in anticipation of the Super Bowl LI (which takes placed this Sunday 5th Feb), once again ad land has been busy as brands vie to create the most watched and memorable ads of the year. We've rounded up some of the best ads we've seen so far – and yep, you've guessed it, there are Hollywood stars, a large dose humour and cute animals galore. Check them out below.  

Skittles | Romance 

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20 January 2017

Innovative Ad of the Week: Match.com 'Espresso Yourself' (UK)

Match

Lucky singletons across the UK capital (London) are being encouraged to find 'love in their latte' thanks to a new pop-up 3D printing coffee van from online dating website Match.com.  

For two days only (ending today), single people might have the chance to find love on the way to work. In what the dating site calls a "UK first", the café has been serving up a select menu of drinks ('chappuccino' or 'femmericano') featuring 3D-printed selfies of eight (four male, four female) eligible Match members. Coffee Ripples were the company behind the 3D-printing tech.

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06 January 2017

Innovative Ad of the Week: LATAM Airlines 'A Christmas Flight' (LatAm)

Latam

LATAM Airlines made sure no children flying on Christmas Eve, late on the night of December 24th, would miss out on the magic of Christmas with a touching and memorable initiative that made sure none of that Santa Claus magic was lost... 

Thanks to the Buenos Aires office of Graphene, the bespoke IPG agency dedicated to LATAM Airlines, children were treated to a special moment whereby when they looked out of their aeroplane window, they could see Santa Claus crossing the sky in his sleigh led by a team of reindeer.  

As midnight approached, children were stirred with a message by the cabin chief instructing children to look out of their windows and search for something special. At that very moment, the airline crew projected an image of Santa and his reindeer onto a bank of clouds, creating the real-time illusion of Santa flying alongside the plane. According to the agency, the effect was possible thanks to a display system on which the image was projected on a translucent screen fitted on the aeroplane windows.  

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16 December 2016

Christmas Countdown – Ad of the Week: Barbour ‘The Snowman and the Snowdog’

Barbour

Putting good old British tradition at the heart of its Christmas ad campaign, Barbour partnered with Penguin Books and Lupus Films to create the first ever bespoke animation of Raymond Briggs’ much-loved original ‘The Snowman and the Snowdog’ film.

The tale follows The Snowman and The Snowdog and grown-up Billy as they take a trip down memory lane in preparation to celebrate a traditional #BarbourChristmas - the perfect mix of heritage and nostalgia.

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13 December 2016

10 tips for a successful toy brand experience

More and more big toy industry names are taking their products out to consumers, rather than relying on standard patterns of TV advertising to leverage pester power. In part, this is down to the rise of toy brands as entertainment franchises – companies such as Hasbro, Mattel and Lego are shifting from being ‘just’ toymakers to becoming licensees, film and animation studios, and fashion houses. So today a toy brand often encompasses a whole entertainment world that is better sampled through real-life interaction and play, rather than a two-minute, redubbed American TV ad during a cartoon break on Pop TV.

So what should you bear in mind when planning a ‘real world’ experience for often fantastical brands?

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02 December 2016

Christmas Countdown – Ad of the Week: M&S ‘Christmas with Love’

Mands

Continuing our Christmas countdown… Girl power is the theme for the M&S Christmas ad offering this year as Mrs Claus becomes the heroine and saves Christmas in none other than a helicopter!

‘Christmas with Love’ is the heart-warming tale of Mrs Claus who makes Christmas complete for 7 year old Jake by stepping into her husband’s shoes to fulfill a last minute request.

After sending Santa Claus off for his busiest night of the year – armed with a flask of tea, and some cheese and pickle sandwiches, it’s time for Mrs Claus gets to work. And so she sets about fulfilling a last minute request from the young boy for a pair of red trainers for his sister - travelling from Lapland to London.

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