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Topic: AMV BBDO

Mars Bar (Finally) Brings Together Dogs, Pan Pipes and the Miami Vice Soundtrack Candy brands seem to be in an escalating war of weirdness

In case you doubted that absurdist advertising is now the go-to approach for candy companies, this new spot for Mars Bar should be a good reminder. Created by U.K. agency AMV…

February 5, 2015, 4:23 PM EST

Ad of the Day: Sainsbury's Recreates Famous 1914 Christmas Truce in Stunning New Ad Ringan Ledwidge directs AMV BBDO's remarkable story of sharing

Monty the penguin has his first real competition for best Christmas ad of the year, as Sainsbury's just rolled out a remarkable long-form spot that couldn't be more different than…

November 13, 2014, 7:24 AM EST

U.K. Drunk-Driving Ad Makes Cruelly Ironic Use of Kool & the Gang's 'Celebration' Marking 50 years of sobering PSAs

The 50th anniversary of England's first drunk-driving PSA inspires a sobering celebration in this Department for Transport campaign. Kool & the Gang's 1980 hit "Celebration" anchors the new spot spot from…

November 10, 2014, 9:41 AM EST

Pepsi Max Did the One Halloween Prank That Was Pants-Crappingly Awesome You like clowns, don't you?

Welp, it's basically Christmas now, but we've got one more Halloween ad to share with you. Yeah, it's November now, but this gem is still as fresh as that stash…

November 3, 2014, 2:51 PM EST

British Coast Guard Ad About Changing Weather Is Chilling Even Under Sunny Skies Any beach day could quickly become a horror

This PSA by AMV BBDO for the British Coast Guard, titled "Every Second Counts," pairs Hallmarky imagery of children playing on the beach with audio from a frantic 999 emergency…

October 27, 2014, 9:28 AM EDT

Mr. Bean Is a Hopeless Kung Fu Warrior in the Most Hilarious Snickers 'You're Not You' Ads Yet Rowan Atkinson is a ridiculously inspired choice

You're familiar with the joke at this point. Someone is super hungry, turns into a celebrity, eats a Snickers and goes back to being a normal person. Punch line: "You're…

October 6, 2014, 1:46 PM EDT

Ad of the Day: Guinness Africa Thrillingly Celebrates Being 'Made of Black' Kanye West track propels launch

Guinness's provocatively themed "Made of Black" campaign links the color of its beer to the vibrant spirit of young Africans. AMV BBDO in London, working with BBDO offices in Africa, launched…

September 2, 2014, 10:14 AM EDT

Adweek's Top 5 Commercials of the Week: Jan. 10-17 Inspiring to horrifying. Vote for your favorite spot

In this week's battle of the brands, four spots—for Guinness, Sony, Apple and Duracell—seek to strum an inspired chord within us. But a fourth, for the horror film Devil's Due,…

January 17, 2014, 8:23 AM EST

Ad of the Day: Congo's Sapeurs Star in the Best-Dressed Guinness Commercial Ever Central African elegance

When global marketers portray Africa, the goal is usually humor or pity. Rarely do brands treat Africans as cultural equals, much less as inspirational role models. Breaking that trend is…

January 15, 2014, 12:43 PM EST

Adweek's Top 5 Commercials of the Week: Nov. 15-22 It's boys against girls—vote for your favorite spot

This week's top commercials really couldn't be more different. In this corner, you have five guys suggestively swinging their "ornaments" in a festive holiday song for Kmart. In that corner,…

November 22, 2013, 7:13 AM EST

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