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Topic: United Kingdom

If Your Calendar Is Screaming FML, It's Time for a Vacation, Say These Clever Print Ads

A nudge for a too-busy culture

Nobody has time to go away. We're booked to the hilt and stumble from weekend to weekend, at which time we come up for air and realize that six months…

This Writer Just Schooled Us All on Suspenseful, Awkwardly Comic Twitter Storytelling

Building anticipation, 140 characters at a time

Joe Craig, a British writer and children's novelist, just demonstrated his mastery in adapting long-form copy to the medium of Twitter ... by recounting the apparently true tale of a…

This Scottish Poet's Ode to Laphroaig Will Tickle Your Ears Like Isle Rain on Heather

A mellifluous take on the 'Opinions Welcome' campaign

Listen to someone speak the Scottish dialect, and you'll quickly understand why poetry is part of that country's national heritage. In fact, every Jan. 25, Scotland celebrates Burns Night in…

Mutants and a Talking Puppet Can't Believe Pizza Hut Is for Real in These Silly Ads

Now that's a big deal, they say

Pizza Hut embraces absurd wordplay in a new campaign from Ogilvy & Mather London—and it's not a bad deal.  A series of 10-second spots and a 30-second wrap-up (below) pitch viewers…

Unicorns Are a Bold New Power Source in This Epic British Utility Ad

Call it HD electricity

Unicorns. They make streetlights shine whiter, televisions brighter and food cook quicker, says a new ad from VCCP London for a U.K. energy provider.  A herd of the mythical beasts gallops…

Can This Existentially Distressed Family of Bears Convince You to Go on Vacation?

They're going to try in this ad for Center Parcs

When life gets unbearable, you need an escape claws. If you're thinking such silly wordplay heralds a campaign with ursine imagery, you're right. In "Bears," a delightful minute-long TV spot touting…

Watch Motörhead's Lemmy Slow Down 'Ace of Spades' for a Kronenbourg Beer Ad

Complex flavor for a complex man

Metalheads worldwide are quoting Nietszche in the wake of Motörhead singer/bassist Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister's death on Monday, but some may not have noticed he was in a Kronenbourg 1664 ad…

Coca-Cola's Ingenious Holiday Bottle Has a Label You Pull Into a Festive Bow

More inspired packaging from the brand

Can a classic drink be a gift in itself? Coca-Cola's new Christmas campaign in the U.K. includes "bow bottles"—1.75-liter containers with a label that transforms into a bow. And while lots…

This Bike Maker Wants Videos of the Parts of Cities You Can Explore Only on Two Wheels

Rack up the Likes, grab Guy Ritchie's attention

Foldable bike brand Brompton Bikes has launched #MyUnseenCity, a worldwide effort to commission videos exploring the hidden parts of people's cities. Created for the launch of its limited-edition Brompton Black…

This Marks & Spencer Ad Is a Winter Wonderland of Sparkling Edibles

Raising the bar for perfectionist holiday hosts

You won't find kitschy stockings and hardened fruitcakes at a Marks & Spencer home. Building on its "Adventures in ..." campaign, the British retailer is launching a multifilm series to showcase…

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