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Huawei
"Porsche Design"
1 min 33s
12 January 2017
UK Telecommunications

Huawei and Porsche collaborate on a new smartphone apparently based on their shared design sensibilities. Voices from both parties try to convince us of the fact, but it’s the visuals that command our attention. One question remains: does owning this count as owning a Porsche?

Domino's Pizza
"Winter Survival"

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Huawei
"Porsche Design"
1 min 33s
12 Jan 2017
Huawei and Porsche collaborate on a new smartphone apparently based on their shared design sensibilities. Voices from both parties try to convince us of the fact, but it’s the visuals that command our attention. One question remains: does owning this count as owning a Porsche?

Lemsip
"Horror Cough"
20s
1 Dec 2016
It's a nightmare having a sore throat and dry cough in winter, something this Lemsip ad interprets literally. A young woman is stumbling through woods at night to a score that hearkens back to classic horror movies - but luckily for her, on reaching home an anthropomorphised medicine bottle helps our heroine out by stopping the tickly cough in its tracks.

Heathrow Airport
"Best Gift of All"
70s
14 Nov 2016
It's fair to say not everyone will embrace Heathrow's Christmas cheer... particularly those living on the site of the airport's planned third runway. The issue will remain divisive into the New Year and beyond, but the airport's festive ad is a cuddly gem. Teddy bears won’t be enough to sway the anti-runway brigade, but their message of bringing families together with ease should travel well.

Novotel
"1000 Stories"
30s
3 Oct 2016
It may be 2016, but not everyone’s fully up to speed with social media. The latest brand to come a cropper online is hotel chain Novotel with their '#1000Stories' campaign. The activity falls down for two reasons: one, the hashtag is already used by a US group promoting female business leaders; and two, the brand admits it doesn’t even have a Twitter account. #awkward.

Optrex
"Rodrigo"
37s
7 Sep 2016
Who said eye tests had to be bland affairs? In this age of rampant screentime, Optrex aims to keep eyes hydrated thanks to this clever ad designed to make us think about how much we're expecting from our peepers. Viewers are introduced to Rodrigo, a debonair chap rocking the 'fro and turtleneck look. Supers then advise us to lock eyes with Rodrigo without blinking.

Vanish
"Karate"
20s
7 Jul 2016
It may not be the slickest ad we've seen lately, but at least the person endorsing Vanish's ability to brighten whites is a guy, doing so on his own terms. It's not a gossipy mum, or a shouty male lab technician - just a karate teacher who wants his students to take pride in their kit. In our book, that's as healthy a way as you can get to depict laundry products.

Huawei
"Scarlett & Henry"
60s
24 May 2016
This attractively filmed game of one-upmanship between Scarlett Johansson and Henry Cavill sees the two put their Huawei P9 smartphones to artistic use. While Johansson uses an eclectic film set as her inspiration, Cavill does his best James Bond while wandering the streets of Shanghai for the perfect snap. A starry and alluring means of showcasing the telecom giant's photo-friendly device.

Peugeot 308
"Peter Mullan"
60s
13 May 2016
This ambitious commercial for the Peugeot 308 initially has us shifting our brains into neutral as the advertised vehicle cruises through the albeit attractive Scottish landscape. Just as we start rifling through our glossary of car ad cliches before the script kicks in, we're greeted by hard-hitting actor and filmmaker Peter Mullan... and he has one or two thoughts about how cars are packaged for us on our telly boxes.

Birds Eye
"Waffly Versatile"
20s
10 May 2016
You can imagine things from the 1980s (and that covers a lot of things) standing eagerly in a line waiting to be revived. The latest property to receive a fresh lick of paint is Birds Eye's 'Waffly Versatile' campaign, and the fusion between classic tastes and modern visuals produces an enjoyable tribute to the Renaissance waffle.

Durex
"Closer"
20s
4 Apr 2016
This 20-second spot for Durex uses a neat idea to convey the, er, unobtrusiveness of its 'Invisible' condom brand. As a lust-filled couple crawl towards each other on a bed, the letterboxing at the top and bottom of the screen gradually increases until even the thinnest sliver of picture disappears and the black strips come together. So to speak.

Birds Eye
"A Boy's Tail"
60s
9 Apr 2016
Birds Eye manage to put the ghost of children's canapés to rest with a lovely commercial which brings a long overdue sense of adventure to the brand while evoking a seasonal atmosphere. Just as the school day is drawing to a close, a boy gets a sniff of something tasty in the air. His brow furrows, his nostrils flare... and a bushy tail suddenly springs up from behind.

National Express
"A Different View"
30s
14 Mar 2016
A new campaign from National Express suggests that after forty years on the road, they're still rolling with the times. This nicely shot ad features various passengers looking out onto their destinations with everyone having their own sights to look out for. The coach company acknowledges the UK's changing landscape with a modern fleet which still holds true to their heritage.

Birds Eye
"Stir Fries"
20s
3 Feb 2016
Will whoever thinks that chirpy whistling is the way forward in advertising please stand down? It's like a timeslip back to the 1960s only without the nostalgic glow. These ready-in-minutes meals do not benefit from the whistling in any way. Quite the opposite: such an unimaginative aural accompaniment suggests the food will have all the flavour of stir-fried cardboard. Stop. Now.

Durex
"Rose Field"
30s
26 Jan 2016
Durex's upfront approach to sexual intimacy entirely befits a company that aims to make money from persuading us to protect ourselves when getting amorous, and their tongue-in-cheek Valentine's Day message is completely consistent with their core proposition. It says it's attacking romantic clichés rather than romance itself but, with the corporatised entity that February 14th has become, it's hard to have ago at one without the giving the other a kicking too.

Durex
"Condom Emoji"
85s
23 Nov 2015
Durex wants a condom emoji to be added to the ever-increasing list of existing emojis used more and more by teens and 20-somethings. So this online spot by Shynola explains that while the current emojis are used inventively by young people to suggest sex, there isn't an explicit one to suggest safe sex - meaning we should all be lobbying hard for one (ahem). Really nicely done.

Optrex
"Cloud 9"
1 min 57s
11 Oct 2016


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