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Topic: U.K.

Ad of the Day: Stunning New 'Superhumans' Paralympics Spot Goes Well Beyond Sport

Channel 4's infectious musical might be the best ad ever made about disability

The U.K.'s Channel 4 pulls out all the stops, as well as a a few prosthetic limbs, for this joyous, awesomely over-the-top three-minute musical film celebrating the broadcaster's upcoming coverage…

Grey London Hit Hard as Nils Leonard, Lucy Jameson, Natalie Graeme Resign en Masse

Agency's creative chief, CEO and MD are gone

Grey London found itself reeling Tuesday as its top three executives announced their resignations en masse. Nils Leonard, Lucy Jameson and Natalie Graeme—the shop's chairman/chief creative officer, CEO and managing director,…

Ad of the Day: Harvey Nichols Makes Over a Few Great Men Not Known for Their Style

Fashion victims include Obama, Einstein and Shakespeare

We used to joke that equality will finally be achieved when men are given as much shit for their looks as women. Good news! Evidence suggests we've finally made it—or…

How Virgin Turned a Viral Story of Missed Connections Into a Customer Service Coup

Positive press and a happy ending, for the price of 2 tickets

Sometimes when a business helps someone out of a tough spot, the good deed can be its own reward. But sometimes, it can also be a spectacular marketing move. That's what…

Ad of the Day: Waitrose Is Livestreaming Delightfully Boring Farm Videos for a Week

Grocer's sourcing footage is being cleverly repurposed

Want to see where Waitrose gets it food from? Just go on YouTube and watch live footage of its partner farms—for an entire week. That's the interesting premise of adam&eveDDB…

Ad of the Day: Tesco Plays Matchmaker for Valentine's Day With 'Basket Dating'

What's in your grocery bag?

Are you judging potential Valentines based on their … baskets? If so, British supermarket chain Tesco has the perfect campaign for you. BBH Live put out a call for a range…

Ad of the Day: Nursery Rhyme Characters Teach Baby CPR in (Quite a Peculiar) Song

BBH gets sweeter for St. John Ambulance

What rhymes with "ambulance"? BBH London answers that question and more in a fanciful animated campaign designed to teach parents how to help a baby who's stopped breathing. First-aid awareness organization St.…

Ad of the Day: Swedish Conductor Marie Rosenmir Is Volvo's Unlikely New Endorser

And she loves her V40

A new spot for the Volvo V40 R-Design by Grey London focuses on the details, with a more soft-spoken tone than the usual false confidence we've come to expect from…

Ad of the Day: John Cleese Resurrects Basil Fawlty for First Time Ever in Specsavers Ad

He credits the writers for getting the character just right

John Cleese has brought back his iconic Basil Fawlty character for the first time on screen since Fawlty Towers ended in 1979—in a British commercial for optical retail chain Specsavers. Cleese…

Why Aren't Christmas Ads as Big a Deal in the U.S. as They Are in the U.K.?

American stores just can't pull our heartstrings like the Europeans can

Like many Americans, Devra Pyrwes has watched the beautifully produced Christmas films posted online by U.K. retailers John Lewis and Sainsbury's. And like many Americans, Pyrwes got emotional watching the…

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