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Topic: U.K.

Ad of the Day: Ikea Fills a Jungle Kitchen With Monkeys Just to See What Will Happen

Mother's menagerie

This Ikea ad is as much fun as a kitchen full of monkeys. In fact, it is a kitchen full of monkeys. Plus some tropical birds, snakes, a deer and an…

This Quirky Campaign to Rename British Landmarks Boosted Chinese Visits 27%

Ogilvy effort won 3 PR Lions at Cannes

Would you be more likely to shop Savile Row if it were called "The Street for the Tall, Rich and Handsome"? Or maybe book a visit to Sherwood Forest if…

Ad of the Day: HSBC Travels 40 Years in One Remarkable Elevator Ride

Grey London is going up

Grey London does a top-flight job of capturing the intensely personal nature of running and growing a business in "Lift," a 90-second film for HSBC. The eventful 40-year odyssey of one…

Ad of the Day: Adult Retailer Makes Probably the Craziest X-Rated Ad Yet (NSFW)

Director Rankin's best work ever?

Sex sells, particularly when you're selling lingerie and sex toys. And now, two of Britain's top creatives have teamed up to make one of the most extravagant erotic brand films…

British Bus Service Apologizes for 'Ride Me' Ad Campaign

Price gag sparked international backlash

A Welsh bus service's "Ride Me All Day for £3" ad campaign has come to an abrupt stop after facing vocal criticism in social media. The ads, featured on the back of…

Ad of the Day: W+K Dreams Up Another Quirky Ad Hero, the Cravendale Milk Drinker

A man out of time

Wieden + Kennedy specializes in oddball characters whose very uncoolness—their out-of-time styles and behaviors—is what makes them cool. The agency perfected this approach for Southern Comfort with the beach guy…

Ad of the Day: This Great Hertz Ad Starts Off Sweet, Then Takes a Sharp Left Turn

Moving day blues

He took the tea kettle? Ouch, that Hertz! This cute British spot from adam&eveDDB starts off sentimentally, as a middle-aged couple are saying goodbye to their son, who is moving out—with…

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…

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