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Topic: U.K.

Ad of the Day: Sylvester Stallone Brings the Heat in This Ridiculous Ad for a British Bakery

Fun stuff from WCRS

Yo, Adrian! Sylvester Stallone is in this British commercial for Warburtons bakery. Guess he didn't make enough dough in Hollywood. Sly rises to the occasion, though, in this wry-humored spot from…

U.K. Cracks Down on YouTubers Eating Oreos

Advertising Standards Authority says videos need to be labeled as ads

In the video blogging universe, the AmazingPhil YouTube channel logs more than 2 million subscribers—numbers that carry some heft in the world of social media and native advertising. Such popularity explains…

Ad of the Day: Stressful Week? Watch This Beautifully Serene Ad About Urban Deer

Canon's quiet, mesmerizing look at nocturnal explorers

Sometimes, the most attention-grabbing thing you can put in an ad is silence. That's definitely the case with this lovely ad from Canon Europe and agency JWT London. The 90-second spot…

Ad of the Day: Sainsbury's Recreates Famous 1914 Christmas Truce in Stunning New Ad

Ringan Ledwidge directs AMV BBDO's remarkable story of sharing

Monty the penguin has his first real competition for best Christmas ad of the year, as Sainsbury's just rolled out a remarkable long-form spot that couldn't be more different than…

Ad of the Day: Grandmas Know What Grown Princesses Want for Christmas, and It's Not a Pony

More offbeat holiday cheer from adam&eveDDB

Christmas creep is pretty much here, so it's time for an ad about opening gifts. Luckily, this one's good for some laughs. The spot, for Mulberry, is adam&eveDDB's first work for…

Ad of the Day: Winged Fairies Spread Magic and Joy in Marks & Spencer's Christmas Ad

Enchanting work from RKCR/Y&R

John Lewis went the heartwarming, emotional route for Christmas, while Boots and Waitrose took more down-to-earth approaches. Now, Marks & Spencer eschews its celebrity focus of the recent past to…

The 9 Best Responses to the Queen's First Tweet

An accurate reflection of the Twitter experience

Early this morning (for us here in the western Colonies, at least), Queen Elizabeth II made royal waves by posting what's reported to be her first tweet. Delivered from her own…

Maxus' U.K. Chief is the New Global Boss

Lindsay Pattison replaces Vikram Sakhuja

Lindsay Pattison, CEO of Maxus in the U.K., is the new global chief of the WPP Group shop. Pattison replaces Vikram Sakhuja, who will remain in an undisclosed position within GroupM,…

Ad of the Day: Shatner Croons 'Bohemian Rhapsody' in Spellbinding British Travel Ad

Teddy bear tale from the director of 'Meet the Superhumans'

When William Shatner released his first album, The Transformed Man, in 1968, he practically invented the genre of overly dramatic lyrical recitations to music. Of course, it wasn't well received,…

Martin Sorrell Echoes Critics of Scottish Independence

The implications for WPP would not be good

In advance of Scots going to the polls today to vote on the referendum to withdraw from the United Kingdom, WPP Group CEO Martin Sorrell has weighed in on the…

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