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Smirnoff
"DJ Jewell"
1 min 36s
20 February 2017
UK Vodka

This instalment of Smirnoff's 'We're Open' campaign features Jeffrey Jewell - an African DJ with albinism who wants to prove that music has no colour. It's a striking film, with a mix of lo-fi and high-def footage to create a timeless feeling, accompanied by a bouncing soundtrack and DJ Jewell's self assured VO. Despite the danger faced by albino people in some parts of the continent, he's determined to get Africa dancing together.

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Smirnoff
"DJ Jewell"
1 min 36s
20 Feb 2017
This instalment of Smirnoff's 'We're Open' campaign features Jeffrey Jewell - an African DJ with albinism who wants to prove that music has no colour. It's a striking film, with a mix of lo-fi and high-def footage to create a timeless feeling, accompanied by a bouncing soundtrack and DJ Jewell's self assured VO. Despite the danger faced by albino people in some parts of the continent, he's determined to get Africa dancing together.

Arla
"The Deal"
40s
21 Feb 2017
Anyone who’s tried to organise a summer barbecue will know you can’t reason with Mother Nature. Dairy farmer Bill, on the other hand, has come to an arrangement with the big boss: as long as Mother Nature keeps the rain coming, Bill will only make pure, organic milk. We’d love to see the minutes from that meeting.

Leo Vegas
"Double Vegas"
90s
21 Feb 2017
It turns out that Leo Vegas is such a vast online casino it needs not one but two brand ambassadors. We're already familiar with the suave yet faintly menacing lion... and now another familiar visage joins him. It's the perfectly-named Johnny Vegas - and boy, what a bonus he proves to be. Having "bigged it up" in the audition, he finds himself slightly out of his depth - and we can't look away.

Vodafone
"Amy's Birthday"
40s
17 Feb 2017
This ad for Vodafone features a father who promises his daughter concert tickets for her birthday... before he has them. The situation sparks an amusing montage of him waiting on hold all day as he goes about his business. At least he can be confident Vodafone's coverage won't drop out and put him back to number 900-plus in the life-sapping box office queue.

Hula Hoops
"Bank Robber"
30s
17 Feb 2017
This stick-up artist picks the wrong branch of West Heath Bank to rob. While he tries his best Guy Ritchie routine, the cashier is still enjoying snack time. Fortunately, a show of hands - and an expertly munched Hula Hoop - is all it takes to thwart the would-be criminal. Some folk just aren't designed for the outlaw life.

Virgin Games
"Supermarket"
30s
15 Feb 2017
This ad for Virgin Gaming features Vladimir alleviating the boredom of eternal afterlife with mobile games. He also becomes the first vampire to take a job in retail, and hits the dating scene in an homage to vampire mockumentary What We Do in the Shadows. Some lovely gags here, and if we haven't said it before - terrific casting.

Marks & Spencer
"Valentines"
20s
10 Feb 2017
This pair of pleasing 10s spots should entice shoppers to part with their cash for Marks and Sparks' Valentine's offerings. First up is food, which is gorgeously shot as ever and suggests a meal in for two can be just as delectable as a restaurant trip. Next are lush-looking roses, and the pair combined say your Valentine's extravaganza can have a price tag as low as £30.

Batiste
"2in1 Invisible"
30s
13 Feb 2017
The boffins at the Batiste lab have been hard at work concocting a true Frankenstein's monster of a product - dry shampoo which simultaneously conditions your hair. Considering this sounds like it should be a blend similar to flour and water, we're curious if the effects will really be as flawless as this ad suggests. Its smooth, candy-coloured style wll have big appeal for the teen market, we suspect.

D&AD Awards
"Mums"
2 mins 36s
1 Feb 2017
D&AD believe there’s nothing like a mother’s pride, and here, the mums of various advertising luminaries shine a light on their offspring's formative years. Some were stubborn, others cleared their plates far too quickly; now they’re all creative hotshots. For those who haven’t entered this year’s D&AD Professional Awards yet, go on - do it for mum.

Great Ormond Street Hospital
"Welcome to Ordinary World"
60s
30 Jan 2017
This ad for Great Ormond Street hospital is crafted with skill, serving both as a deft parody and a poignant reminder of the struggle children with serious illnesses face in their day-to-day lives. We see a parody of a theme park ad for 'Ordinary World', complete with a hyperbolic script which turns a trip to the supermarket into a magical thrill ride... but for kids stuck in hospital, it really is the adventure they want.

Pot Noodle
"Gary the Brickie"
60s
20 Jan 2017
Geordie Gary went from being a 'proper normal lad' to President of the United States by borrowing some money from his dad to set up a hotel and... you know where this is going. This is an excellent spoof, hitting all the marks of a good Trump send-up including the graphics of 'Gary Tower', his too-beautiful wife, and the inflammatory tweets which swell his social media following ('cats are crap'... Gary, you monster).

Mini
"Who's In?"
45s
11 Jan 2017
Are you in or out? That's the pressing issue in this ad for Mini, showcasing five different models aimed at young, outdoorsy people who embrace adventure like the rest of us would embrace a hot water bottle on a cold night. If you like rock climbing, surfing, ping pong (yes), and being uber-fashionable while you do it all, this is the car for you.

Marks & Spencer
"Dine In"
10s
17 Jan 2017
Marks and Sparks bring back their dine in for a tenner deal in this brief spot. The offer of an indulgently tasty ready meal with free plonk is sure to provide a pick-me-up in the middle of a dreary January, and the food photography is - as ever - something to be admired.

HomeAway
"The Whole House (Extended)"
1 min 55s
11 Jan 2017
This is the extended version of the HomeAway commercial we brought you recently. Parks & Recreation’s Nick Offerman recites an ode to the great family getaway. While he champions spending quality time with just the family, we’re also shown some creative means of destroying office equipment.

Hyundai
"Boxes"
60s
11 Jan 2017
This Hyundai ad sees motorists across the land awake to a sizeable delivery. It turns out the car manufacturer has streamlined the whole car-buying process by letting us buy online. Lord knows how all that cardboard is going to fit in the recycling bin. Alas, the Hyundai website says “box not included”. Shame.

BUPA
"Dancing"
60s
6 Jan 2017
A woman expresses herself on the dance floor in this uplifting yet understated BUPA commercial. Opening on her short journey from the drinks table, the array of emotions on her face suggest a far longer journey has taken place in her life. Then we learn she's had successful treatment for cancer, and understand we're witnessing her emergence from a long dark tunnel into the bright, welcome light of day.

Marks & Spencer
"Adventures in Wonderfood"
30s
6 Jan 2017
As supermarkets encourage a healthy start to 2017, Marks & Spencer showcase their “wonderfoods” selection. Colourful wraps, mosaics made of fruit and veg, and seafood with a splash are just some of the ways customers can enjoy a wholesome January. M&S being M&S, they make it look like an appealing proposition... obviously.

uSwitch.com
"Steve"
30s
4 Jan 2017
Coach - the pep-talking pied piper of power providers - takes a more supportive approach than uSwitch's last spokesperson, reminding us of our daily triumphs rather than telling us we're stupid if we don't give the site a go. If Steve can change a duvet cover on his own, then he can damn well switch energy providers. You go, Steve.

Arcane
"No Resolutions"
75s
3 Jan 2017
This raunchy film for the Arcane Gallery - the "place to go for sartorially elegant, luxurious and handmade fashion" - marks the debut of a new directorial duo called Rabble. The film is eye-catchingly saucy with a distracted young woman discovering there's more than one way to use a condom for safe sex.

uSwitch.com
"Coach"
30s
4 Jan 2017
uSwitch dispense with Philip Glenister's confrontational spiel in favour of an excitable coach named, er, 'Coach' who encourages Bev to be bold when sussing out her broadband supplier. He reminds her of unexpected triumphs she enjoyed involving house repairs and fake tan (not simultaneously); and even if the dodgy results don't set a high bar for uSwitch the ad cleverly leaves us feeling primed to give the service a go.

Cadbury Crème Eggs
"Hunting Season"
30s
4 Jan 2017
Cadbury declare open season on Creme Eggs in this fun ad. A gang of sweet-toothed hunters take to the countryside in various modes of transport including tractors, rollerblades, and even mobile cabins (love the 'poaching' joke). It's like Stanley Kramer's 'It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World' all over again - only with chocolate eggs replacing the $350,000 bounty.

BT Mobile
"Jeremy Renner"
40s
2 Jan 2017
BT have become synonymous with A-list talent in recent times, including Alec Baldwin, Willem Dafoe, Ryan Reynolds, and Rebel Wilson. Now it’s Jeremy Renner’s turn to provide some OTT star power. Renner makes an impressive landing in front of this unsuspecting family, promising to save them from an unseen threat. Alas, his “awesome” antics aren’t quite what the familiar BT duo had in mind.

HomeAway
"The Whole House"
30s
27 Dec 2016
HomeAway continue their mission to persuade us that there's a better alternative to AirBnB through the medium of humour and - in this case - song. Nick Offerman provides both via a winning VO performance which fans of US comedy Parks & Recreation will appreciate... even if no one else has any idea who it is.

Virgin Games
"Vampire"
40s
26 Dec 2016
'Virgin Games' takes on a whole new meaning in this ad presented to us by a cheery vampire. We see him going about his ordinary life, brushing his fangs and avoiding sunlight, as he talks about how the app has helped him get out more. It's unclear whether this ad would convince anyone to download the gaming app (other than the undead demographic which it has nailed down) but it's definitely amusing to watch. Plus, great ketchup gag.

McDonald's
"Lift"
60s
1 Jan 2017
McDonald's show how a broken lift becomes a sweet bonding experience for two women. Trapped alone together and awaiting rescue, the women share water, shoes, a scarf, secrets, stories, and a pair of headphones, but not even their new found friendship compels them to share the McDonald's Chicken Selects which is handed to them by their rescuers.

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