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05 February 2018

TV Ad of the Week: Amazon ‘Alexa loses her voice’ (US)

Alexa

Amazon has pulled out all the stops with a star-studded TV ad that shows what happens when its smart-home voice assistant device Alexa loses her voice.

The ad opens with a woman brushing her teeth, as she listens to local weather updates from Alexa, who is in the middle of responding when she suddenly coughs and goes out of commission. As news reports sweep the nation, back at Amazon HQ, the company’s CEO Jeff Bezos is assured by his team that the situation is under control and they have a replacement ready at his command…

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19 December 2017

Top 10 Christmas ads of 2017

With Christmas now less than a week away, we take a look at the top 10 Christmas ads in the UK, according to YouTube*. Not surprisingly, it is the retailers who dominate the majority of the list with tech giant Apple making an appearance in the number 10 spot. 

So without further ado, the festive ad winners of 2017 are…

1. #MozTheMonster
Advertiser: John Lewis
Creative agency: adam&eveDDB
Media agency: Manning Gottlieb OMD
No. of video views**: 9,329,476

2. Paddington & The Christmas Visitor #LoveTheBear
Advertiser: M&S
Creative agency: Grey London
Media agency: Mindshare
No. of video views**: 6,631,768

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24 November 2017

TV Ad of the Week: Samsung '#LifesTooShort' (UK)

Samsung

Samsung is set to make British TV history tonight (Nov 24th) with what it claims will be the longest single-shot TV ad ever aired in the UK.  

To mark the launch of its QuickDrive washing machine, the new ad is set to put viewers in a spin... literally! The unbroken three minute and 20 seconds long shot of a washing machine cycle, preceded by a bespoke Channel 4 branded introduction, will take over a full primetime TV ad break during the popular reality show GoggleBox.  

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10 November 2017

Christmas Countdown - Ad of the Week: John Lewis ‘#MozTheMonster’ (UK)

Moz

Maybe it still feels too early to be talking about Christmas already but we’ve got the folks at John Lewis to thank for kicking off the festivities and officially marking the countdown to Christmas with the unveiling of its 2017 Christmas ad – sending the internet into a frenzy this morning (Nov 11th).

The stars of this year’s offering are a young boy named Joe and a monster named Moz. The narrative begins when Joe befriends a noisy imaginary Monster under his bed but the two friends have so much fun together that he can’t get to sleep, leaving him tired by day. On Christmas Day, Joe receives a gift that will finally help him get a good night’s sleep…

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06 October 2017

Ad of the Week: Warburtons 'Pride and Breadjudice' (UK)

Warburtons

To give your Friday afternoon a sprinkling of British humour, our ad of the week goes to British baking firm Warburtons for its unique parody take on Jane Austen's 'Pride and Prejudice' to tell the story of how the Warburtons family business began in 1876.  

As part of its wider 'From Our Family to Yours' campaign, the brand has enlisted British comic Peter Kay who channels his inner Mr Darcy in what he describes as a "steamy period drama" that follows "an epic tale of passion, flour and a woman stood on a hill" - the love story of the company's founder Thomas and Ellen Warburton. 

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21 February 2017

Emotion trumps humour in Super Bowl LI ads

Super bowl

During this year's Super Bowl LI, nearly three times the number of social media users engaged with brands associated with emotional commercials rather than the brands tied to more humorous TV spots, according to new data from Experian.  

Looking at 10 of the most talked about commercial spots during the Super Bowl, Experian leveraged its Social Media Analysis to dig deeper into the core demographics and social behaviours of the consumers who engaged with these brands and categorised them into two segments: emotional and light-hearted.  

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06 February 2017

Automotive brands ahead of the game with Super Bowl ad campaigns

Experian
 
The cost of a 30-second commercial during the Super Bowl was a cool $5 million this year. This begs the question: Do brands that pay for this prime TV real estate see a positive return on their advertising investment? In response to this, Experian® examined five automotive brands that had a social media component tied to their Super Bowl 50 campaigns. According to the analysis*, these brands not only gained more social media followers, but these people also were more influential and socially active than the average social media user.
 
In fact, the percentage of high-influencer followers (consumers with more than 1,000 followers) for these brands increased 14.8 percent during the month after the Big Game, while the number of consumers talking about these auto brands increased by 17.2 percent. Additionally, the average number of posts for each follower increased by 35.4 percent during the same time period.

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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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