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 "You're not an artist, Peggy. You solve problems." Don Draper.

David Reviews presents:
CraftWorks - 27 November 2019.
18.30 to 20.00

CraftWorks Season III continues at BBH, 60 Kingly Street, London, W1B 5DS - on Wednesday, 27th November between 6.30 pm and 8.00 pm. (Doors open at 6.00 pm.)

Tickets are £25.00 (plus VAT) each.

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The event will be compered by David Reviews editor Jason Stone:

STRICTLY... CHRISTMAS
And Rising's Anna Arnell; M&C Saatchi's Justin Tindall; and Grey's Sue Higgs will take a look at this year's seasonal offerings.

DANIEL DEWSBURY
Daniel is one of the UK's finest your documentary makers and he'll be on stage to talk about 'The Mighty Redcar' and 'Crime & Punishment' - two ground-braking series which he has created.

EXPERIAN
Outsider's DOM&NIC will be joined by String & Tins sound designer Adam Smyth to discuss their recent project for Experian.

HOMESPUN YARNS
The winner of 2019's Homespun Yarns short film competition will showcase their film and talk about how it was made. More details once the winner is determined on Thursday evening.


The venue: BBH, 60 Kingly Street, London, W1B 5DS.

Date: Wednesday 27th November.
Time: 6.30 pm to 8.00 pm. (Doors open at 6.00 pm.)




                        

         


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"Great Escape"
40s
19 Jan 2009
Using the same style of animation as the previous ads in this campaign, this commercial uses an iconic scene from the Steve McQueen film The Great Escape to make its point about the fact that the cows that make this product are free-range.

Action For Children
"Dan"
50s
19 Jan 2009
Innovative animation is used to tell Dan's story. The clever aspect of this is the way the animation and the music combine to keep the attention without softening the impact... as people can be inclined to turn away if the imagery is too harrowing.

Vodafone
"Sushi Master"
60s
19 Jan 2012
Yoda from the Star Wars movies intervenes when it looks like a couple are going to start bickering. The Jedi wants to help move contacts from an old phone to a new phone but there's no need because our hero has a contract with Vodafone and they do it for you.

Bisto
"Our Homemade Commercial"
30s
19 Jan 2013
This cleverly constructed commercial purports to be a homemade ad put together by some ambitious children. You could almost believe that it is and it proves an excellent way of communicating the idea that the advertised product will help families enjoy yummy homemade food.

IKEA
"Living Together"
60s
19 Jan 2013
This lovely commercial for IKEA reveals how we can start 'living together' properly if we use their products to organise our homes. This is a very pragmatic piece of work by Mother - if the Swedish furniture retailer had rejected it, they could have offered it to match.com instead. Smart, eh?

Smart Energy GB
"Darts"
2 mins
19 Jan 2016
This excellent piece for Smart Energy GB effectively illustrates why we should never put up with estimates when it comes to our utility bills, and it does so by showing how people feel when guessing becomes a part of other areas of life. By taking the action to the darts at Lakeside and having a comedian playing the part of a referee who uses estimates to cover his unwillingness to add up the score, we get to see exactly how the rumbustious crowd feels about estimates.

Sport Relief
"Do Yourself Proud"
60s
19 Jan 2016
If those bold New Year's resolutions need a kick up the backside, this thumping film for this year's Sport Relief Games may well do the trick. An eclectic cast prepares for various sporting pursuits and as they limber up, we're left in no doubt as to their self-belief. It's a fist-pumping illustration of how the charity promotes punters doing their bit regardless of age, shape, or size.

HomeAway
"Why Share?"
30s
19 Jan 2016
Those who like their advertising to have a combative edge are going to enjoy this commercial for travel service HomeAway. It concentrates its message on the contrast between a holiday home where you're required to share the space with others (ie: the kind of thing that might happen when you book through AirBnB) and the kind of holiday you can expect when you have the facilities all to yourselves.

Adidas
"Original Is Never Finished"
90s
19 Jan 2017
What goes around comes around - and Adidas explores the idea of originality by presenting the familiar differently. To Sinatra's 'My Way', various luminaries from Snoop Dogg to Lucas Puig and Dev Hynes express their interpretation of the world around them: uncompromising, sharp, creative.

Hyundai
"Fluid"
40s
19 Jan 2007
Visually and aurally impressive ad for the Hyundai shows the car being born out of liquid metal... apparently achieved by shooting model cars in giant tanks of silver paint (followed by a great deal of work on post-production).

Pru Health
"Fitness Attempts"
40s
19 Jan 2007
Not quite sure what the message is here. A number of men and women are shown attempting to demonstrate their athletic prowess in various sporting pursuits and... failing dismally. Are we to suppose that these unhealthy lumps are favoured by the Prudential for their insurance?

The Samaritans
"David"
60s
19 Jan 2010
David's face betrays the pressure he feels as he negotiates his way through his complicated life. Workplace bullying and financial worries have pushed him to the brink and, whether he knows it or not, he is a candidate for the help provided by The Samaritans.

The Samaritans
"Sue"
45s
19 Jan 2010
The intense pressure of dealing with life is writ large on the face of Sue as we hear the hectoring voice of her partner and the distressed cry of a baby in the background. The Samaritans are there to provide help for people pushed to the brink.

Apollo
"Freedom"
60s
19 Jan 2010
The carefree faces of those about to embark on their holidays contrast with the jealous looks of those they leave behind in this commercial for a Swedish holiday company which uses the Harry Nilsson track Everybody's Talking from Midnight Cowboy.

Childline
"Feelings"
30s
19 Jan 2010
Images of children expressing their feelings are projected on to the walls of an underpass in this film reminding youngsters that they can call ChildLine if they are worried about their lives. The location is, perhaps, a reminder of how bad things can get if they don't get help.

Frijj
"Soccer AM Sponsorship"
70s
19 Jan 2010
This series of bumpers advertising Frijj's sponsorship of Soccer AM on Sky Sports One depicts scenes from a football match being played in a mud bath. Older readers may remember the good old days when even top flight pitches reached this condition in winter.

Shameless (USA)
"Showtime"
70s
19 Jan 2011
This is the title sequence from the American version of Shameless which stars William H Macy as Frank Gallacher. It has to be considered massively ironic that the new programme is being aired alongside the US/UK show Episodes which centres on bizarre casting decisions.

Oxfam
"Big Apple, Queen And Lead Singer"
1 min 35s
19 Jan 2011
Young women wearing vintage clothes reminisce about an event from the clothes' era in this series of three films celebrating the treasures that can be found inside the charity's high street shops. It's an unusual angle for Oxfam and it takes it for granted that punters are aware of their do-goodery.

K-Y Warming Lotion
"Preparation"
60s
19 Jan 2011
A man goes to extraordinary lengths to set up the perfect Valentine's Day dinner in this ad for K-Y Warming Lotion. But his partner has adopted a more direct approach... she turns up and dismisses all his effort by flashing the advertised product at him.

Mercedes-Benz
"Thanks, Airbag"
45s
19 Jan 2012
This solemn tribute to the airbag is used to draw attention to a new safety feature in the advertised car which should mean that airbags are not needed as often in the future. Showing drivers moving in mid-air with the cars stripped away proves an effective way of emphasising their vulnerability.

Carlsberg
"Sky Sports Sponsorship"
30s
19 Jan 2012
Football-style commentary is used to describe a man's bid to grab a table when it becomes available in a pub in this ad designed to draw attention to Carlsberg's sponsorship of Sky Sports's midweek action. He has to face the opprobrium of others seeking the same space as he reserves all the chairs for his friends.

match.com
"More From Florence"
30s
19 Jan 2013
As far as dating site advertising goes, this is at the more civilised end of things. Florence seems pleasant and well-balanced - she has a life and (importantly) friends, and unlike the E-Harmony client base she doesn't appear ready to pin her hopes on misfits knocking around the bottom of the relationship barrel.

Ford Fiesta
"The 24 Hour Fiesta Project"
30s
19 Jan 2013
Have we missed something? Artist 'Rafael' (no relation to the Renaissance master or, presumably, the Ninja Turtle) is taking part in some day-long project by smashing a Ford's windows, after which the VO asks what we'd do if we had this car for 24 hours. Erm...? This is obviously part of a bigger campaign, but without any context provided all we can feel is nonplussed.

Six Nations
"Rivals and Neighbours"
40s
19 Jan 2013
The Six Nations rugby tournament starts soon and to illustrate the idea that this is a competition fought between neighbourly rivals, fans from each of the countries come together to watch the sport. And unlike football fans doing the same thing, they are content for the violence to be restricted to field of play.

Nashville
"Rivals"
60s
19 Jan 2013
With nu-folk music in the ascendancy there's every chance country & western will hitch its wagon to that star any day now. So this trail for "America's best new show" may well be ahead of the Zeitgeist. However, it looks like it focuses on the time-honoured theme of younger woman stealing older woman's crown and Dolly's already written a song about that.

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