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Topic: AMV BBDO

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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,…

Ad of the Day: Sainsbury's 'Christmas in a Day' Will Bring Tears to Your Eyes

Particularly the final scene—and this is just the trailer

Are you ready for a crowdsourced Christmas ad? Yes, it sounds like a bad idea. But this British spot for grocery chain Sainbury's from AMV BBDO—actually a trailer for a longer…

Meet 4 Agency Execs With British and European Roots That Are Based in N.Y.

Is there a shortage of high-level U.S. talent?

‘If I can make it there, I’ll make it anywhere ...’ The timeless lyrics sung by the Chairman of the Board hold a particular relevance to the agency world. Helming the…

Philip Morris Could Cause Ethical Problems for Publicis-Omnicom Merger

Smoking and anti-smoking worlds collide

Any industry merger brings with it the potential for client conflicts when agencies work for competing marketers. But the pairing of Publicis Groupe and Omnicom creates a new philosophical wrinkle…

Ad of the Day: Heinz Beanz Crafts the Perfect Story of Brotherly Love

Tom and Charlie, allies to the end

In the U.S., Heinz Baked Beans are generally known as a retro food item and/or Mad Men plot device. But in the U.K., where they're sold as "Heinz Beanz," they're…

YouTube's 10 Most-Watched Ads in June

Samsung powers this month's list with help from Usher and Jay-Z

Samsung has innovative cross-promotions with musicians down cold. Separate divisions of the company—Samsung Televisions and Samsung Mobile—had the two biggest hits on YouTube and Adweek's Ads Leaderboard for June, ranking the…

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