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Topic: France

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…

October 31, 2014, 1:10 PM EDT

Without Condoms, Threesome Night Becomes Puzzle Night in This Odd French PSA Don't let this happen to you

When the mood is right but you're all out of condoms, most amorous adventurers would simply run to the 24-hour pharmacy. But in France, the back-up plan seems to be…

October 20, 2014, 6:51 PM EDT

French Art Show About the Marquis de Sade Gets a Suitably Orgiastic Trailer (NSFW) Raunchy, but artistic

YouTube censors who greenlight nudity as long as it's artistic must have spent a fair bit of time on this video from the Musée d'Orsay in Paris—advertising an art show…

October 20, 2014, 1:53 PM EDT

This Dog's Road Trip Stretching Routine Might Be the Best Reason to Buy a Citroen Well, or maybe the fuel efficiency

Citroen puts on the dog once again in this commercial with an anthropomorphized mutt who charmingly works out the muscle kinks and stiffness of a long drive when its owner…

September 18, 2014, 10:50 AM EDT

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…

September 15, 2014, 6:46 PM EDT

Incredible Ikea Billboard Tips an Apartment Sideways to Become a Rock-Climbing Wall Vertical stunt celebrates 30th store in France

Psst, maybe we shouldn't take this apartment—the floor seems kind of slanted. Ikea promoted the opening of its 30th store in France by building an apartment into a vertical rock-climbing wall.…

September 12, 2014, 10:07 AM EDT

Does Europe Have Enough Bandwidth to Handle the Netflix Strain? Some speculate low speeds could hobble rollout

It's been established that the French in particular are skeptical about Netflix's upcoming continental rollout. But will French cinephiles even be able to stream their favorite Louis Malle films once…

September 8, 2014, 1:56 PM EDT

John Malkovich Makes a Pretty Damn Good Vampire in This Fun French Ad Sink your teeth into Buzzman's spot

John Malkovich plays a vampire in this amusing, cinematic spot from Buzzman promoting French streaming video service Canal Play. His character is also a bank manager. The fangs work either…

August 26, 2014, 10:36 AM EDT

Canal+ Lets You 'Be the Bear' in Fun Interactive Sequel to Famous TV Spot Your turn to be a diva

I'm roaring with approval for this interactive sequel, of sorts, to "The Bear," the 2012 Grand Prix-winning commercial from BETC Paris and French movie channel Canal+. In the original, an ursine…

June 16, 2014, 2:51 AM EDT

McDonald's Unveils the Simplest Ads It's Ever Made TBWA Paris turns products into icons

Last summer, TBWA Paris unveiled a bold campaign for McDonald's that consisted entirely of classic menu items photographed up close—with no branding at all. (Did somebody say McDonald's? Not in…

May 22, 2014, 9:46 AM EDT

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