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Topic: Europe

British Bus Service Apologizes for 'Ride Me' Ad Campaign

Price gag sparked international backlash

A Welsh bus service's "Ride Me All Day for £3" ad campaign has come to an abrupt stop after facing vocal criticism in social media. The ads, featured on the back of…

Ad of the Day: Stressful Week? Watch This Beautifully Serene Ad About Urban Deer

Canon's quiet, mesmerizing look at nocturnal explorers

Sometimes, the most attention-grabbing thing you can put in an ad is silence. That's definitely the case with this lovely ad from Canon Europe and agency JWT London. The 90-second spot…

Ad of the Day: A Beautiful Airline Spot Celebrates the Sibling Cities of New York and Paris

Defined by differences, but with so much in common

Paris and New York. As two of the world's cultural epicenters—and, among a certain set, the cultural epicenters—the cities are constantly being compared in terms of everything from fashion and…

The 9 Best Responses to the Queen's First Tweet

An accurate reflection of the Twitter experience

Early this morning (for us here in the western Colonies, at least), Queen Elizabeth II made royal waves by posting what's reported to be her first tweet. Delivered from her own…

French Resistance Crumbles in Netflix Debut

But company still faces stiff cable competition

Netflix broke through some heavy French telecom resistance today as it debuted its video-on-demand service in six more European countries. One of France's major telecom companies, Bouygues, announced that it…

Ad of the Day: Grab KFC for Lunch, and You'll Quickly Meet and Marry the Love of Your Life

A truly whirlwind romance from BBH London

The KFC toasted burrito is all about getting more from your lunch break. Like, say, meeting, courting and marrying the love of your life. In a new spot from BBH London,…

Ad of the Day: Ikea Drifts Between Dream and Nightmare in a Lofty Ode to Sleep

Real effects help create a surreal sequence in 'Beds'

This gorgeous and unnerving gem from Ikea and Mother London is so ethereal it couldn't have been filmed in the real world, right? Wrong, actually. Many of the ad's surreal and…

How an Agency's Fight Against AIDS Led to an Unforgettable Moment With Bono

After 4 years of work, .hiv domain has its moment in the spotlight

Jonathan Ive, Apple design svp (Getty Images) It was one of the most interesting and unscripted moments of this year's Cannes Lions, and it only happened because one man was willing…

Droga5 Gets Into the Car Space

Toyota FCV ads will roll out later this year

The plum task of unveiling the Toyota FCV—the automaker's entrée into the fuel cell car space—puts Droga5 into the automotive category for the first time. The hire also explains why the…

The Bull-White House Will Create Ads for Corona Extra Overseas

Lands business after a pitch against larger shops

The Bull-White House has parlayed project work for Anheuser-Busch InBev into a shot at one of the brewer's biggest brands. A-B InBev has hired the New York shop to lead advertising…

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