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Topic: Europe

Air France Brings Back the Glamorous Getaway in Set of Gorgeous Posters

Retro atmosphere, modern amenities

The marketing mavens behind Mad Men are tapping into the golden age of air travel with their promos for the drama's upcoming final season, and now Air France too is…

Tired of Not Having a Grocery Store, Village Engineer Invents a Vending Machine

Dispenses eggs, milk and more

The town of Clifton in central England hasn't had a grocery store for almost 15 years, so a local engineer invented a giant vending machine that dispenses milk, eggs, bread,…

Unilever's Debbie Weinstein Heads to Google

Dove 'Sketches' braintrust to help digital giant in Europe

Debbie Weinstein is leaving Unilever for Google, Adweek has learned. Weinstein has served in three international executive roles for the packaged goods giant since 2009, most recently as vp of global…

Love Knows No Bounds for Budgie and Cat in Charming British Spot

Freeview ad inspired by free entertainment of pets playing

Cat and budgie—sworn enemies in the real world, last time I checked—join forces to tout British TV service Freeview in these extremely silly spots from Leo Burnett London. Kitty paws open…

These Blatantly Racist and Fat-Shaming Ads Aren't as Evil as They Seem

A new spin on stereotypes and wage gaps

Do black people and fat people deserve to earn less money than skinny white people?  Well, no, but the arguments in favor of such a wage gap are somewhat entertaining in…

After This Ad, You'll Fight the Urge to Sexy-Dance Across the Airport

Cadbury livens up another workplace

Cadbury's latest video spot for its Ritz and Lu bars features a dancing passport officer who, from the looks of it, might have been a better fit at the Ministry…

Coke Drops Unsuspecting Moviegoers Into Sex Scene for Real-Time Ad

Clever way of keeping audiences quiet

What's more refreshing: A Coca-Cola, or a Coca-Cola ad poking fun at the brand's consumers? To encourage moviegoers to stay quiet during a film, Saatchi Denmark filmed audience members milling around…

Is This Obscure European Sock Company the World's Worst Advertiser?

Ads have incest, nudity, profanity, euthanasia

There's dark humor, and then there's morbid humor. And then there are these French-made ads for Burlington socks, which likely don't qualify as any sort of humor whatsoever.  The brand's newest…

Gun Ad Featuring Michelangelo's David Comes Under Fire From the Italian Government

Statue can't be used commercially

The Italian government is taking aim at Illinois gun manufacturer ArmaLite, which offended Italy's entire cultural ministry by using Michelangelo's David in an ad for the AR-50A1 rifle. Italy's culture minister,…

Prank Tests Truck Driver's Skill at Transporting a Raging Monster

Stunt sets stage for trucker competition

Prankvertising shifts into high gear for this elaborate X-Files-esque stunt from Crispin Porter + Bogusky promoting Scania's 2014 competition for professional truck and bus drivers. Daniel Olsson, who has five years…

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