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Topic: United Kingdom

Advertising Leaders Say Britain's Exit From the EU Is Disappointing but Manageable

WPP's Martin Sorell: 'This is not good news, to say the least'

CANNES, France—As the United Kingdom's decision to leave the European Union sent aftershocks through global markets today, the ad industry's top leaders were all in the same place to hear…

Keira Knightley Is Extremely Blunt in Urging Young Brits to Vote in Brexit Referendum

What's five seconds out of your life?

Keira Knightley might seem dainty, but she has no problem dropping an F-bomb when the occasion calls for it—like when chastising the young British citizens who plan to skip the…

This Company Is Giving Free Bikes to Londoners Who Don't Mind Being Rolling Ads

Sign up to be a roaming billboard and data provider

If you're based in London and want a free bike, a new company called Buzzbike—whose name explains its entire business model—can make that happen for you.  In partnership with Cooper (creator…

Intriguing or Insulting? Some Russians Object to This Penguin Ad Quoting Turgenev

Publisher defends campaign in the London Tube

Penguin is running a series of posters in the London Underground featuring quotes from classic literature. But the quote it's pulled from Ivan Turgenev's Fathers and Sons has led to…

McCann London Gets Its Very Own Sneaker, Inspired by the Agency's Art Deco Building

Architecture for the feet, from Norman Walsh

In partnership with Norman Walsh, a British sports shoe brand, McCann London has created the Herbrand Seven-Eleven, a pair of sneakers inspired by the agency's own art-deco-style building at 7-11…

This Badass Bodyform Ad Elevates Menstruating Women to Modern Amazonian Warriors

What's a little blood?

The past couple of years have given us numerous disruptive examples of advertising in the feminine care space, including comical ones from HelloFlo and the award-winning inspirational video from Always. Bodyform joins…

These 'Commitment Rings' Stop You From Watching Netflix Unless Your Partner Is Around

Cornetto's high-tech solution to streaming cheating

Sick of your significant other skipping ahead and watching your favorite streaming shows without you? Lock them into a faithful TV-viewing relationship with a high-tech pair of series commitment rings,…

Sainsbury's Asked Artists for Free Work, So Artists Asked Sainsbury's for Free Food

Great response to lingering problem

A Sainsbury's supermarket in England recently put out an ad seeing an "ambitious artist to voluntarily refurbish our canteen." But what they really need is a scotobiologist, since all they…

Here's the Best Reason Yet to Put Cats on Every Ad Space in This London Tube Station

Animal rescue center Battersea gets involved

Hundreds of years from now, a new bionic race of human beings will look back on this moment—among other vestiges of our time—and conclude we all shared a god after…

A Cereal Brand Took Real YouTube Fails and Made Ads Imagining What Led Up to Them

'It all started so well'

British cereal brand Alpen sends up sunny start-your-day-right clichés in two fun 30-second ads by BBH London—because a good breakfast cereal can't guarantee you'll have a good day ... but…

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