Topic: Europe

David Duchovny Daydreams of Life as a Russian in Beer Ad Exalting the Motherland

Serious? Satire? Lengthy spot tries for both

Is Special Agent Mulder looking to defect? In a decidedly unexpected career move, David Duchovny appears in this two-and-a-half minute rah-rah-Russia commercial for Siberian Crown beer. The spot's schmaltzy patriotism and…

Bosch Breaks Into People's Homes in What We're Supposed to Believe Is a Real Stunt

Prankvertising's not even trying anymore

Recent years have seen a slew of hidden-camera prank ads, and many of them are of dubious authenticity. But this new effort from Bosch in Belgium might take the prize…

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…

Galactic Empire Turns Frankfurt Airport Into a Fully Armed, Operational Battle Station

Fan video stokes excitement for next Star Wars film

The Empire might not be running the galaxy anymore, but it seems to be doing a stellar job running an airport in Germany.  With more than 1 million views already (likely…

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…

Watch Every Flight Across the North Atlantic in One Mesmerizing Video

Air traffic service brings daily data to life

Here's your dose of mind-boggling data for the day: a stylish and hypnotic video depicting every daily flight across the North Atlantic.  Created as a promotional video for NATS, the U.K.'s…

Creepy Ads Ask, Do You Know What Your Kids Are Finding Online?

Few children tell adults, advocacy group says

Here's a spot-on, if disturbing, visual for how kids stumble across disturbing images and video while browsing online. The online and print campaign, for child-safety nonprofit Innocence in Danger, features images…

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…

Undivided Attention: How 'Epic Split' Became the Buzziest Ad at Cannes

Volvo Trucks snatches up awards—and new customers

It should, by all rights, be the one of the worst ads you've ever seen: A Hollywood has-been straddles two 18-wheelers at sunset while a nearly forgotten new-age song somberly…