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Topic: U.K.

Ad of the Day: Nursery Rhyme Characters Teach Baby CPR in (Quite a Peculiar) Song

BBH gets sweeter for St. John Ambulance

What rhymes with "ambulance"? BBH London answers that question and more in a fanciful animated campaign designed to teach parents how to help a baby who's stopped breathing. First-aid awareness organization St.…

Ad of the Day: Swedish Conductor Marie Rosenmir Is Volvo's Unlikely New Endorser

And she loves her V40

A new spot for the Volvo V40 R-Design by Grey London focuses on the details, with a more soft-spoken tone than the usual false confidence we've come to expect from…

Stephen Fry Offers a Hilarious Guide to British Etiquette for Heathrow Airport

How to fit in right away

Heathrow Airport has gotten Stephen Fry, a well-known British person, to take the piss out of British manners. The video below functions as both a guide to etiquette and a guide…

Ad of the Day: John Cleese Resurrects Basil Fawlty for First Time Ever in Specsavers Ad

He credits the writers for getting the character just right

John Cleese has brought back his iconic Basil Fawlty character for the first time on screen since Fawlty Towers ended in 1979—in a British commercial for optical retail chain Specsavers. Cleese…

If You're Having as Much Fun on Vacation as the Kid in This Ad, You're Doing It Right

U.K. travel agency wants to help

When you book your vacation through Thomas Cook, it'll be so good that you'll be dancing like a madman. That, at least, is the premise of a new ad by…

This Hardware Store Just Confused Everyone With a Gay, Straight and Bisexual Christmas Ad

But it's not as weirdly original as you think

British hardware store Robert Dyas has the quirky viral Christmas hit of the season, and while the theme is oddball indeed—randomly suggesting that straight, gay and bisexual people all love…

Why Aren't Christmas Ads as Big a Deal in the U.S. as They Are in the U.K.?

American stores just can't pull our heartstrings like the Europeans can

Like many Americans, Devra Pyrwes has watched the beautifully produced Christmas films posted online by U.K. retailers John Lewis and Sainsbury's. And like many Americans, Pyrwes got emotional watching the…

KitKat's Christmas Commercial Is 30 Seconds of Blankness, the Ultimate Ad Break

A knowing antidote to holiday noise

It takes a lot to stand out among the glut of Christmas ads in Britain, where brands jockey like nowhere else to have a hit commercial. KitKat and J. Walter…

In the Doghouse or Dead? It's an Easy Decision in This Powerful Drunk-Driving Ad

A bit obvious, but better said than not

Refusing to drive to pick up your wife at the train station because you've been drinking might get you in trouble. But that's better than being dead, says a new…

Ad of the Day: KFC's 'Friendship Bucket Test' Is Like a Deep-Fried Newlywed Game

BBH's holiday work zeroes in on friends, not festivities

Nothing says friendship over the holidays like a heaping bucket of KFC chicken. That's the premise, more or less, of BBH London's "Friendship Bucket Test" for the brand's U.K. and Ireland operations.…

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