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

Starbucks Tries to Make You Hate Mondays a Little Less Animated U.K. spot celebrates the day's history

Starbucks is rebounding from recent image problems in the U.K. (something about tax payments, I think) with this ad for its Monday coffee special. The spot, from AMV BBDO, suggests…

January 24, 2013, 10:30 AM EST

Sentient Clock Is Able to Bend Time in Latest Grand Guinness Spot What's next for 'Made of more'?

Time out, Guinness. While I come down on the side of liking the brewer's new cinematic, Peter Thwaites-directed "Clock" spot, I'm fearful that the brand's countdown to self-parody has begun.…

January 22, 2013, 9:17 AM EST

With Winter Coming, Heinz Tries to Warm You Up With a Bowl of Soup British spot looks on the bright side

Most folks are lapping up this Heinz Classics Soup spot from London ad agency AMV BBDO and director Jeff Labbe. Frankly, I'm not stirred. "I Love Winter" depicts an oh-so-average…

October 5, 2012, 10:30 AM EDT

Guinness Has Its Head in the Clouds in Latest Blockbuster Spot Fluffy ad's peculiar protagonist

And the award for best performance by a cloud in an advertising campaign goes to … the Guinness cloud, which shows astonishing range (several miles, at least, as it drifts…

October 2, 2012, 9:05 AM EDT

AMV BBDO Wins Inaugural Grand Prix for Creative Effectiveness

Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO in London took home the first-ever Grand Prix for Creative Effectiveness at the Cannes Lions festival on Saturday, honored for its work on behalf of Walkers…

June 25, 2011, 12:58 PM EDT