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Ad of the Day: KFC Takes a Long Ride in the Slowest-Cooked, Fast-Food Ad Ever BBH takes its time

Languid tales of southern Americana always make me feel hot and itchy. So, right from the start, I might not be the best audience for BBH London's 60-second "Bus" spot…

March 31, 2014, 1:52 PM EDT

Ad of the Day: Vodafone Salutes Emergency Responders in Quietly Explosive New Ad Grey London strikes again

Grey London takes an unconventional approach for Vodafone U.K., focusing on British emergency responders, more than three-quarters of whom, we're told, use the telecom's services. "The Call," a riveting 60-second spot…

March 28, 2014, 2:54 PM EDT

Ad of the Day: Afraid of Growing Old? This Beautiful Ad Could Help You Embrace It Sir Christopher Lee narrates British PSA

Getting old isn't the worst thing in the world. In our youth-obsessed culture, that's actually a provocative statement, and it's one that's made in quite moving fashion by ad agency Karmarama…

March 19, 2014, 9:30 AM EDT

Ad of the Day: Jägermeister's New Commercial Deserves a Great Big Bro-Hug Richer story than you'd expect

When alcohol brands try to broaden their reach beyond their core crowd, the results can often be awkward or even laughable. The best ads are those that acknowledge the brand's…

February 26, 2014, 12:00 PM EST

Ad of the Day: Charity Airs Shock Ad With Real Footage of a Woman Giving Birth Called a first for British TV

In what's being called a first for British television, charity organization Save the Children will air a PSA beginning Tuesday night that includes actual footage of a woman giving birth—and…

February 25, 2014, 11:28 AM EST

Ad of the Day: Newspaper Brilliantly Reenacts Scenes From Art, Music and Film in One Take Grey London's 'Icons'

In marketing, sometimes the greatest obstacle to greatness can be attempting to re-create greatness. Advertising seems to know only how to cheapen art, making it incredibly rare to find an…

February 4, 2014, 11:31 AM EST

Ad of the Day: KFC Makes the Holidays a Little Less Horrible With a Musical Extravaganza BBH's Christmas spot

For all the earnest and sappy Christmas ads out there, there's a countervailing trend toward presenting a more realistic view of the holiday season—i.e., that it's actually a very stressful…

December 3, 2013, 11:41 AM EST

Ad of the Day: Harvey Nichols Plays the Grinch in the Year's Most Selfish Holiday Campaign Gag gifts save money you can spend on yourself

Harvey Nichols, the upscale U.K. department store, understands what Christmas is all about. Frankly, it's about getting what I want and feeling pleased with myself. Sure, like everyone else, I prattle…

December 2, 2013, 10:29 AM EST

Ad of the Day: Tesco Channels Old Home Movies in Nostalgic Christmas Spot Clark Griswold would be proud

In Britain, where Christmas ads are a pretty big deal, the battle for this season's supremacy continues with the Tesco ad below, from Wieden + Kennedy in London. And it…

November 11, 2013, 2:05 PM EST

Ad of the Day: Real or Illusion? Honda CR-V Spot Keeps You Guessing A view askew from mcgarrybowen

Hey, advertisers … stop blowing my mind! Honda follows Ray-Ban's impressively trippy optical-illusion video with this 60-second European TV spot from mcgarrybowen in London. The spot, called "An Impossible Made Possible,"…

October 22, 2013, 11:52 AM EDT

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