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Harry's
"Shave If You Want To"
60s
22 May 2019
Laissez-faire grooming brand Harry’s believe every man has the right to shave or not to shave, and no question about it. This characterful ad from director Simon Ratigan sells the Harry’s credo via an assortment of beards, moustaches, goatees (emphasis on the ‘goat’) and clean-shaven mugs. Part history lesson, part whisker parade, the ad claims menkind is at a good point in time.

Trish Clowes
"Abbott & Costello"
6 mins 58s
22 May 2019
Those of a certain vintage will instantly associate jazz with The Fast Show’s Louis Balfour and his smoke-filled lair. Unlike the chain-smoker’s array of musically challenged guests, Shrewsbury-born saxophonist and composer Trish Clowes knows how to do her craft justice. Clowes’s latest track ‘Abbott & Costello’ receives a tricksy promo courtesy of director Rose Hendry.

BBC Sport
"Change The Game"
1 min 40s
21 May 2019
A gutsy reinterpretation of Fort Minor's ‘Remember The Name' drives this 100" promo from director Georgia Hudson, as the BBC stoke anticipation for the 2019 Women's World Cup. London-based rapper Ms Banks takes on vocal duties as she reminds players from home and abroad what it takes to go down in history.

Lil Nas X
"Old Town Road (ft. Billy Ray Cyrus)"
5 mins 06s
21 May 2019
Why did no-one think of it before? Of course hip-hop and country are a match made in heaven. It's so obvious listening to this, dammit. Thank you, Lil Naz (real name Montero Hill) for exploding onto the music scene with this magical number, and for asking the universe (okay, Twitter) for Billy Ray Cyrus to contribute a verse.

Expedia
"Madrid-Bound"
10s
20 May 2019
This brief Expedia commercial feels like a kick in the teeth for fans priced out of attending this season's Champions League final. The travel company congratulate those heading for the Spanish capital on Saturday 1st June, while some airlines ramp up fares considerably in the meantime. At least the cast sporting Expedia's blue-and-yellow colour scheme are happy.

Amazon Prime
"Easy Returns"
30s
20 May 2019
When a young woman visits her friend on the maternity ward, she spots that the gift she's brought has already been given by someone else. So thank goodness for Amazon Prime returns. Because now she can send back the toy from whence it came and make something original instead. Although why she didn't do that in the first place is what we really want to know.

A Plague Tale: Innocence
"The Little Boy Lost"
60s
21 May 2019
Musophobes may wish to take a pass on newly released adventure game ‘A Plague Tale: Innocence', which tasks players with avoiding swarms of bloodthirsty rats during the Black Death. Still, this grave launch trailer starring Sean Bean deserves a watch, as the erstwhile Ned Stark recites William Blake's ‘The Little Boy Lost'.

Amazon Prime
"Choke"
60s
21 May 2019
The last in Amazon Prime's amusing series of films offers one of the most dramatic applications of the Heimlich manoeuvre we've seen for some time. As a man chokes on his dinner, his fellow restaurant patrons can only watch in abject horror - save for one fearless diner. Another strong piece of physical comedy from the streaming giants.

Co-operative Funeral Services
"Live On"
60s
21 May 2019
An understated and rather lovely spot which gets across the message that funerals planned with the Co-op help provide funding support for good causes. One of three in the campaign, this execution depicts a woman taking tea and biscuits from the kitchen to her husband in the living room... via a school science lab.

Canon
"L'Histoire Capturée"
1 min 58s
21 May 2019
Canon mark their sponsorship of the 2019 Rugby World Cup with this ad starring former France wing Philippe Bernat-Salles and the man who captured one of his defining moments for Les Bleus. Their conversation may not match the thrills of France's 43-31 win over New Zealand, but the brand show due resepect to one of the tournament's memorable figures.

Pepsi
"Imagine Dragons x Champions League"
30s
21 May 2019
This Pespi commercial uses a flashy ‘tunnel' effect to promote the opening act at this year's Champions League final, Imagine Dragons. The larger than life conceit ably suggests the Las Vegas rockers will deliver a show to remember, though we doubt the band will steal Liverpool and Tottenham's thunder come June 1st.

Thatchers
"More Farm and Family"
1 min 40s
21 May 2019
This series of bumpers for Thatchers Cider are set in the rural idyll of a Somerset orchard with the familiar spokesperson being suitably silly. They don't set the screen alight but they make sufficient use of this campaign's familiar motifs to remind the audience of the perceived quality of the advertised product, and that's the name of the game.

BrewDog
"Advert"
30s
19 May 2019
While they've had no shortage of bad press lately, BrewDog are attempting to hold on to their nose-thumbing reputation with a 'brutally honest' ad campaign. Therefore, with all the subtlety and nuance of a first year art school student labelling a pile of his own faeces 'shit', this ad for their Punk IPA involves the word 'advert' plus the can in question. Edgy.

Vanish
"Side By Side"
20s
19 May 2019
Is your house so truly, gut-wrenchingly filthy that not even regular vacuuming can get rid of all the grot? Fear not, Vanish have a miracle mystery spray which deeply penetrates your carpet's fibres in order to suck all the smut out without scrubbing. It's preferable to submerging the living room in water - a point sold by some nifty set design.

Marks & Spencer
"Chicken Burgers"
30s
19 May 2019
Marks & Spencer evoke sun-kissed music festivals in this ad for Southern fried chicken tenders. A couple lounge on the grass as bunting flutters overhead, while the bloke rhapsodises about the chicken burger in his hands à la Noughties M&S. Have the retailer branched out into festival catering? Well, not quite.

Apple
"Music Makers"
60s
20 May 2019
Another deep dive into Apple's black-and-white photo album highlights some of the brand's musical devotees both past and present, including the likes of Lily Allen, Gorillaz, and the late David Bowie. This starry slideshow is accompanied by Swindle's ‘us against them' anthem, which does chime with the brand's cultish appeal.

Omega
"The Longest Minute"
12 mins 43s
20 May 2019
Unlike his credibility-sapping work for Nespresso, George Clooney comes across far better as a space fanboy for Omega watches. This latest outing sees him converse with NASA veteran Charlie Duke, who warmly relates his time as a flight controller during the Apollo 11 mission and as an Apollo 16 crew member.

Dense & Pika
"Slowhand"
4 mins 34s
20 May 2019
This hypnotic promo for Dense & Pika's ‘Slowhand' is a phonographic trip. Set deep within the horn of a gramophone, director Ben Parkin's blend of live-action and animation shows precisely what happens when needle meets vinyl… and it involves, to borrow a phrase from Elton John, a tiny dancer. Surreal yet infectiously so.

Actimel
"Lollipop Lady"
20s
19 May 2019
Actimel ask viewers to picture the local lollipop lady as a bottle of probiotic goop in this bland commercial. The yogurt in question is out in all seasons - fearlessly guarding children from unsafe drivers and ensuring they get to school safely. Although if statistics on falling numbers in the field are anything to go by, a proactive career change might be in order.

Co-op Supermarkets
"Workshop"
60s
20 May 2019
This dreamy ad for the Co-op demonstrates the difference simple grocery choices can make to those in need. A mechanic's lunch sparks a surreal change of scenery for some young equestrians, whose charity has benefited from a percentage of his spending - as donated to them by the advertised supermarket. Quiet yet informative work.

Prostate Cancer UK
"We Are With You"
60s
20 May 2019
Prostate Cancer UK celebrate masculinity in all its forms in this touching commercial from BBH and director Nicolas Jack Davies. Far from upholding traditional macho ideals, the charity follow the example of brands like Gillette and opt to take a more nuanced look at what masculinity really means in 2019.

Harry's
"That'll Do"
30s
19 May 2019
This Harry's commercial lacks the spark of the brand's previous outings, but it's personable enough in its depiction of hairy average Joes. The shaving upstarts once again present themselves as the straightforward choice, which is ideal for those who don't fancy a "vibrating thingamajig" near their whiskers.

Lacoste
"Crocodile Inside"
1 min 37s
19 May 2019
When was the last time a commercial had a soundtrack by Edith Piaf and a stunt inspired by Buster Keaton? Never, that's when. This rousing film for Lacoste is in keeping with the brand's fondness for celebrating love and all its complications. A couple stand on the brink of oblivion as their relationship unravels but as finality looms they see sense and realise they belong together after all.

Casimba
"Running Wild"
30s
17 May 2019
Online casino app Casimba encourage users to find their inner, erm, Casimba in this strange ad. A bloke chasing a bus transforms into a lion in order to finally catch a ride - a turn of events which is just as unfathomable as what unique features yet another gambling app could possibly bring to the already saturated market.

Hotels.com
"Pitchside"
20s
16 May 2019
Captain Obvious warns a man about the modern danger of 'hate liking' in another wry outing for Hotels.com. Rather than channel his jealousy about not getting to see his team live into passive-aggressive hate for the friends who did attend, Cap encourages him to be proactive in escaping the excessively moist Gareth from accounting - via the advertised site, of course.

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