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Topic: U.K.

This Woman Snoops on People's Phones in a Great Hidden-Camera PSA About Privacy

Why does it feel more intrusive in person?

Would you give a complete stranger who walked up to you on the street access to all the personal data on your phone? Ad agency Don't Panic stages such a scenario…

Ikea Just Made One of Its Loveliest Ads Yet About the Beauty of Everyday Life

Mother London's charming visions

Ikea drives home the notion that little things mean a lot—and ultimately aren't so little—in "Wonderful Life," an evocative 90-second ad from Mother London. We start with a young couple apparently…

Gym Billboard Angers People With Claim That Aliens Will 'Take the Fat Ones First'

A joke that's been making people mad since 1999

A billboard for a gym in England has upset passersby with its scientifically unprovable claim that when aliens invade our planet, "they'll take the fat ones first."  Even in this comic context,…

Eat Domino's and Lose Total Control of Your Mouth, Advise Odd New Ads

Iris Worldwide campaign gets boggled

Eating Domino's pizza renders folks insensibly slack-jawed and incapable of coherent speech in "The Mouth Boggles," a strange and silly U.K. campaign from Iris Worldwide. Ads show people in different situations…

A Giant Chocolate Hen Lays Sweet Easter Surprises in Supermarket's Ad Campaign

Just don't make it angry

Which came first, the 30-foot-tall chocolate chicken or the 200-pound candy egg? Both appear in VCCP's wacky Easter-themed campaign for Asda. Apparently believing Brits' teeth aren't bad enough already, the U.K.…

Nadav Kander Photographed Faceless Portraits for These Powerful Suicide Prevention Ads

Resisting the urge to hide one's feelings

London-based photographer Nadav Kander, whose stunning portraits over the years have included President Obama and David Lynch, among many others, has shot a simple and powerful suicide-prevention campaign through MullenLowe…

Ellie Goulding Shocks Superfans With a Perfectly Played 'Priceless Surprise' for MasterCard

Yes, the feel-good celebrity prank still works

There's one form of prank advertisement that will surely survive long after all the telekinetic coffee-shop surprises and sentient vending machines have faded away. And that is the celebrity-surprising-the-superfan video.  It's…

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…

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