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On This Day
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VW Beetle
"High Five"
45s
25 Sep 2011
This charming ad from America directed by our own Chris Palmer gamely tries to recapture that sense of fun long associated with the original Beetle.

Smart Cars
"Tandem"
90s
25 Sep 2012
It says a lot about the perceived appeal of the advertised car that it only appears in the last three seconds of this minute-and-a-half long commercial.

McDonald's
"NFL Bad Lip Reading"
30s
25 Sep 2013
Picking up on the popularity of YouTube's 'Bad Lip reading' channel, McDonald's turned to its creator to make a very funny spot for its spicy chicken wings.

FoodTube
"Bacon Don't Buffer"
3 mins 25s
25 Sep 2013
Jamie Oliver and Kevin Bacon combine forces in this clever collaboration that advertises EE as well as promoting Oliver's FoodTube channel.

Mercedes-Benz
"Sensations"
90s
25 Sep 2013
Aimed at a younger audience, this has a monolithic slab inventively smashed and carved into the sleek new model by various means.

Johnnie Walker
"From the Future"
60s
25 Sep 2013
Over the hardcore techno track Pursuit, an urgent male VO talks us through someone's present.

Audi
"Duel"
90s
25 Sep 2016
This incredibly impressive Audi ad popped up on social media today ahead of Monday's Presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

Great Western Railway
"The Famous Five"
60s
25 Sep 2017
Enid Blyton fans, rejoice - the Famous Five ride again (with Great Western Railway).

Nike
"Caster Semenya"
74s
25 Sep 2018
Another lovely communication from Nike here - this time starring controversial running champion Caster Semenya.

California Tobacco Control Program
"Dark Balloons"
60s
25 Sep 2019
The latest anti-smoking campaign from the California Tobacco Control Programme takes inspiration from the 'IT' franchise in this sinister outing.

Trocaire
"Losing Everything"
69s
25 Sep 2019
This poignant communication from Irish charity Trocaire reminds us that there are many reasons for people to be thrown into dire straits.

The Guardian
"Hope is Power"
60s
25 Sep 2019
Having set themselves up as outliers within the advertising industry, Uncommon have elbowed themselves space to try something different every single time, and that makes them a breath of fresh air. In this commercial for The Guardian, for example, the entire message is contained within a single, lengthy metaphor.

Coca Cola
"Wayne Rooney Viral"
50s
25 Sep 2006


McCain Oven Chips
"Sunflowers"
10s
25 Sep 2006


McDonald's
"New York Special"
20s
25 Sep 2007
Amusing ad for a new variant at McDonald's has a completely over the top spoof on New York street life.

Colman's
"Bish Bash Bosh"
30s
25 Sep 2007
The simplicity of the product is underlined by this ad that shows a woman preparing a casserole.

Motorola
"Experience"
60s
25 Sep 2007
The role played by the Motorola phone in one woman's life is richly illustrated in this US ad.

Smirnoff
"Pool Party"
80s
25 Sep 2009
This American film for Smirnoff shows what you can do with a few pick up trucks, some water and a determination to party.

Audi
"Intelligently Combined"
45s
25 Sep 2009
A giant glass structure made up of small boxes is rotated like a complicated Rubik's Cube to put together the advertised car.

Carphone Warehouse Talk Talk
"X-Factor Sponsorship"
2 mins 10s
25 Sep 2010
This series of bumpers advertising Talk Talk's sponsorship of The X Factor incorporates clips sent in by the public.

Tesco
"The Big Drop"
40s
25 Sep 2011
After some handy advance publicity, blue supermarket announces its intention to discount everyday items.

Old Spice
"Bed"
30s
25 Sep 2012
Greg Jennings of the Green Bay Packers explains that you should never mix business with pleasure before striding down the field while carrying a double bed on his hips with a beautiful woman at his side.

Bingo Godz
"They're Amongst Us"
30s
25 Sep 2013
Online bingo is - ominously - evolving; combining the traditional eyes-down element with gaming. Hmm.

Lloyds Bank
"Moving Out"
60s
25 Sep 2013
A photo-montage illustrating the way the male VO felt about still living at home at the age of 31 is both funny and poignant.

Sony Xperia
"Bests"
60s
25 Sep 2013
Lovely ad for Sony demonstrating how this particular model is ideal for capturing all those moments you want to remember and share.


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