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Topic: U.K.

Britain Banned This Sweet Heinz Ad, Saying Drumming on Empty Bean Cans Is Dangerous

Don't try this at home?

We haven't heard much from the Advertising Standards Authority for a minute, but our fun-ruining homies across the pond haven't lost a step. This time, the British ad watchdog's target…

A Forlorn Wooden Doll Finds Love at Her Local McDonald's in Brand's Holiday Ad

Something you won't find in a Happy Meal

Ah, the holidays! A time for sharing, love and ... McDonald's?  In "Juliette the Doll," a charming little ad by Leo Burnett London, a toyshop owner pulls a vintage doll, Juliette, out…

James Corden Sings for Sainsbury's in the Chain's Sweet Stop-Motion Christmas Ad

Another plea to spend time with family

Last week, in the ongoing Super Bowl of U.K. Christmas ads, Sainsbury's released "The Greatest Gift." This sweet stop-motion animation story is about Dave, a working cog who just wants…

A Robin Makes an Epic Journey Home for Christmas in Waitrose's Holiday Ad

Birds haven't had an easy year, either

British grocer Waitrose on Sunday launched #HomeforChristmas, a holiday ad that follows a robin—apparently the U.K.'s favorite bird—trying to make it home to those he loves.  The voyage is based on…

Get Hairy for the Holidays With This Brand's Loopy, Multicolored Skating Yetis

Argos speeds into the fast lane

A group of ice skaters (including one Olympian) and hockey players are dressed up as colorful yetis for British retailer Argos' new holiday campaign. Promoting Argos' Fast Track Delivery and Fast…

The John Lewis Christmas Ad Is Here. Does It Ease the Pain of 2016, or Add to It?

Buster the boxer just wants to have fun

It's not easy making a lighthearted commercial to cap off 2016. Not with Brexit and President-elect Trump leaving a path of scorched earth behind them—or more to the point, ahead of…

Harvey Nichols Plunders Italy for the Brits' Shopping Pleasure This Holiday

Winter joy is a zero-sum game

Every holiday, British department stores compete for whose ad will wring the most tears out of their customers. Given that this is a pretty crowded race, Harvey Nichols shoots for…

How This Poster in a Women's Restroom at a Bar Cleverly Combats Sexual Assault

'Ask for Angela,' the PSA urges

A county council in England has come up with a clever and discreet way of combatting sexual violence and abuse. A photo posted to Twitter (and retweeted almost 30,000 times) shows…

Maëva Berthelot Dances Around an Empty London in This Striking Ad for Bose

Lost in her own world of sound

A lone dancer, Maëva Berthelot, gorgeously freestyles her way through London's empty streets. The sun is out, and the scene is bright—not quite desolate—as she twists and weaves across plazas,…

BBH Made a Onesie That Explains the Steps of Baby CPR Right on the Front

With St. John Ambulance and Tesco

A star is born! The infant in this BBH London campaign for first aid awareness group St. John Ambulance is quite the thespian. Little Lucy turns in a powerful performance, plugging…

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