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Topic: U.K.

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…

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…

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…

This Ad With People Reciting the Lord's Prayer Is Blocked From Screenings of Star Wars

The Church of England fights back

An ad for the Church of England, featuring people from all walks of life reciting the Lord's Prayer, won't be screened in theaters before the new Star Wars film, according…

This Muppets Musical Kicks the Christmas Ad Season in Britain Into a Higher Gear

Giant crumpet, anyone?

No self-respecting British advertiser wants to be left behind at this time of year, since the run-up to Christmas has become known as the U.K.'s version of the Super Bowl…

Tate Britain's Striking New Ads Ditch the Artwork for the Stories Behind It

Visual product gets narrative teasers

It's a pretty established rule of museum marketing that your advertising should show off, you know, what's inside the museum—particularly if you've got some famous artwork in there. But Grey…

After Watching This Brutal PSA, You Won't Look at a Height Chart the Same Way Again

When a happy home hides deep tragedy

In this stirring two-minute PSA for The Children's Society, a hand-drawn height chart on the wall of a suburban home marks milestones in a young person's life. When the entries…

Mog the Cat of Children's Book Fame Gets a Chaotic Christmas Revival From Sainsbury's

New story and toy will be sold for charity

Each year, British grocer Sainsbury's creates one of the season's most anticipated Christmas ads, and this year's features the return of a beloved children's character. Mog the Cat was the star…

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