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Topic: U.K.

Bleak Billboards in London Tell Sad Stories of People Priced Out of the City Research project collects data on changing face of the capital

Bleak black-and-white digital billboards in London (one in Holborn and one in Aldgate) are telling the sad stories of people priced out of London as the city continues to change.…

February 26, 2015, 8:12 AM EST

Mars Bar (Finally) Brings Together Dogs, Pan Pipes and the Miami Vice Soundtrack Candy brands seem to be in an escalating war of weirdness

In case you doubted that absurdist advertising is now the go-to approach for candy companies, this new spot for Mars Bar should be a good reminder. Created by U.K. agency AMV…

February 5, 2015, 4:23 PM EST

Giant Polar Bear on the Loose That Frightened London Today Turns Out to Be an Ad Great stunt for a TV show

New York was supposed to be the city dealing with a scary winter visitor on Tuesday, but instead it was London that was thrown off-kilter—by a giant polar bear wandering…

January 27, 2015, 2:59 PM EST

Ikea Loved This Artist's Fantastical Doodles on Its Catalog So Much, It Hired Her Meet Sarah Horne, children's illustrator in residence

Some companies might take exception to your scribbling all over its catalog. But not Ikea. For a while now, British illustrator Sarah Horne has found the Ikea catalog to be an…

January 16, 2015, 1:10 PM EST

Ads Urge British Women to Get Out and Exercise in All Their Jiggly, Sweaty Glory An anthem for average females working out

Exercise is hard enough already without your arm fat flapping like a chicken wing to discourage you. But if we could learn to stop worrying and love the sweaty slap…

January 16, 2015, 12:02 PM EST

Photograph These Ingenious Ads, and You'll Learn How to Save Kids From Eye Cancer One easy trick for early detection

If you take a flash photograph of a child, and one of his or her pupils looks white in the resulting image, it can indicate an eye tumor. In the…

December 9, 2014, 8:13 AM EST

Baby Animal Choir Sings Yaz's 'Only You' in This Ridiculously Cute Christmas Ad McVitie's expanded menagerie

McVitie's Victoria, the British biscuits brand, has been using puppies, kittens, tarsiers and owls in ads over the past year. Now, Grey London expands the baby-animal menagerie dramatically for McVitie's…

December 4, 2014, 7:49 AM EST

A Globe-Spanning Gift Was Secretly in Store for This London Bar Packed With Canadians Air Canada buys everyone a round to remember

Wherever you travel around the world, you'll always find Canadians gathering together, sharing stories and racking up an impressive bar tab. But this batch was especially lucky. Last week, Air Canada…

December 3, 2014, 5:21 PM EST

These Forgotten Toys Want to Know What Love Is. They Want You to Show Them Freeview revives a classic '80s power ballad

If your once-loved, coldly discarded belongings could share their feelings of loss and exile, what would it sound like? Like Foreigner, that's what. In this Leo Burnett spot for British TV…

December 3, 2014, 4:20 PM EST

Here's Harvey Nichols' Follow-up to One of the World's Most-Awarded Ad Campaigns Has the retailer finally found the Christmas spirit?

Luxury retailer Harvey Nichols practically swept the 2014 Cannes Lions with its last holiday campaign, which won a staggering four Grand Prix. Now the brand has returned with its highly…

December 2, 2014, 9:41 AM EST

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