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The Killers
"Land of the Free"
4 mins 45s
22 Jan 2019
The Killers have returned with a politically-charged new single - 'Land of the Free'. As the title suggests, the track criticises the USA of 2019, touching on everything from mass incarceration to gun control. The lyrics themselves may not be groundbreaking, phrased in simple terms, but this is a situation where context matters.

Lotto
"Hard to Miss"
21s
22 Jan 2019
The National Lottery are dead set on making sure nobody misses their chance to win... literally. Whether it's turning the local newsagents into a Vegas casino or flooding the street with noise from a brass band, these distinctive 10" ads target FOMO-prone consumers ahead of every draw, jackpot, or rollover.

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite
"SOS "
30s
22 Jan 2019
This cryptic ad should galvanise any Harry Potter fans yet to receive their Hogwarts acceptance letter. It teases the arrival of a new augmented reality game (think Pokemon Go with wands), as a young witch appears to hide some evidence of magic before any pesky Muggles find it. Witchcraft and wizardry for the smartphone age.

Shredded Wheat
"Backyard BMX"
20s
22 Jan 2019
A bloke, ahem, shreds a half-pipe in this entertaining ad for Shredded Wheat. Determined to relive his glory days, a suburban dad takes to his kid's BMX for one last daring ride. The so-called 'King of the Cul-de-sac's efforts are fuelled by the advertised cereal, of course, as we're informed by a wry voiceover.

Durex
"Ladies, Let's Lube"
30s
22 Jan 2019
As society begins to ever-so-slowly unclench about the concept of people having sex and actually enjoying it, Durex have evolved into a brand on the front lines of trying to erode these taboos just a little bit faster. So it should be no surprise that their latest ad is funny, forthright, and conspicuously free of euphemism.

Mitsubishi Outlander
"PHEV"
30s
21 Jan 2019
The words "it's electric" have no meaning after watching this ad for the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, whose narrator repeats the phrase no less than five times in 30". The film itself doesn't fare much better: save for an x-ray-style shot of the vehicle's innards, there's little to distinguish this from any other bland car ad.

Oppo
"Seize the Night"
50s
22 Jan 2019
Our latest glimpse at China's bid for smartphone domination comes courtesy of Oppo, who use the streets of London to showcase their R17 handset. Rather than lean on the capital's familiar landmarks, director Justin Hackney delivers a more expressive photo album as the protagonist snaps everything from passing cyclists to street jazz.

True Detective
"Season Three Titles"
90s
22 Jan 2019
Second album syndrome plagued True Detective's sophomore run, but the show's grim allure remains just as potent as season three hits screens. This accompanying title sequence draws from the programme's Ozark setting and shifting timeline to produce something familiar but undeniably intoxicating.

Peckish
"Channel 4 Weather"
43s
21 Jan 2019
"Love every bird" may sound like Casanova's life motto, but it's actually the advice given to Channel 4 Weather viewers by bird food outfit Peckish. These 10" sponsorship bumpers reinforce the brand's soft-hearted philosophy, with a blend of still images and judicious slow-motion capturing our feathered friends mid-flight and mid-meal.

Esso
"Worries"
30s
3 Jan 2019
Was there some kind of confusion during pre-production... a half-heard request to make sure "it's not creepy" which was lost in translation and heard as "make it super creepy". The whole notion of dads manically protecting their daughters is pretty passé and that#'s without looking at it through the lens of #MeToo etc.

Qatar Airways
"A World Like Never Before"
60s
21 Jan 2019
Qatar Airways encourage their passengers to see the world differently with this charming film. Blending animation, physical sets, and live action, director Ben Scott draws us into a heightened, whimsical version of reality. Evoking the golden age of musicals, an orchestral soundtrack accompanies one family's adventures across the globe.

NatWest
"The Move"
60s
21 Jan 2019
NatWest have been thinking deeply about finance for a long time, often with confusing results. However, the compulsive ponderers seem to have finally cracked it with this winning ad, which depicts the seemingly endless run-up to moving house. The highs and lows of house hunting are detailed nicely, from overenthusiastic estate agents to endless queues at a desirable property.

Weflip
"Lizard"
30s
21 Jan 2019
An Australian lizard reveals how easy it is to switch power providers with Weflip in this knowingly ironic ad, wherein anthropomorphic critter's antics delight a customer who's frustrated with the current state of her bills. Lovely animation work on the persuasive little critter as the brand strike a blow for frazzled consumers.

Aldi
"The Bhardwaj Family"
30s
19 Jan 2019
Aldi serve up more bargain grocery offerings in this ad, part of a long-running series for the brand. The Bhardwaj family take centre stage for this instalment, making use of the supermarket's seasonal offers to fuel their sprogs' swimming lessons… with, er, Jonny and Alistair Brownlee also in attendance.

Weetabix
"Any Which Way"
20s
19 Jan 2019
Weetabix draw attention to the variety of ways to consume their product in this jaunty commercial. Whether you're a traditionalist who sticks with milk - hot or cold - or a more adventurous eater, the brand claim to have the carb-laden building blocks for your morning feast. Much like fellow cereal pedlars Kellogg's, it makes for an attractive proposition.

John Lewis
"Making The Boy and the Piano"
3 mins 45s
21 Jan 2019
This enlightening behind-the-scenes documentary underlines the craftsmanship required to bring the John Lewis 2018 Christmas ad to life. Compiled by post house MPC, the film shows how painstaking rendering and CG nous helped capture Elton John throughout the ages, even down to the slightest facial twitch.

Sky Sports
"Women's Six Nations"
30s
21 Jan 2019
England fly-half Katy Daley-McLean gets a kick out of Six Nations preparation in this Sky Sports promo, as the former World Cup winner practises her conversion skills. It's remarkable how easy kicking looks when there isn't a crowd staring at you, but Daley-McLean nonetheless has her game face on in an attractively lit training session.

Loyle Carner
"You Don't Know (ft. Rebel Kleff & Kiko Bun)"
4 mins 21s
21 Jan 2019
Family matters to Loyle Carner - in fact, this promo for ‘You Don't Know' stars the rapper's own mum, Jean, as she embarks on a series of hit-and-miss first dates. While she wines and dines with a cast of sweet talkers and spaghetti slurpers, son Loyle plays undercover wingman in a variety of guises. An oddly touching spin on the dating game from director Louis Bhose.

Virgin Radio
"Questions"
30s
20 Jan 2019
Chris Evans may not be everyone's cup of ginger tea, but the newly-minted Virgin Radio host shows admirable poise when faced with the Grand Inquisitor: his nine-year-old son, Noah. The bedheaded youngster wants the low-down on his dad's new breakfast show, though his persistence may have cost him a future guest slot.

B & Q
"Snake"
10s
20 Jan 2019
You know something's gone wrong when your life coach is a toy snake, but trust B&Q to look on the bright side. This 10" outing sees a woman compelled by her telepathic plushie to purchase some laminate flooring… and judging by the shuffle she performs to the camera, it's a committee decision well made.

Clinique
"iD"
30s
17 Jan 2019
There isn't much espionage or face maskery to speak of in this Clinique ad, but that doesn't stop the cosmetics brand from borrowing the ‘Mission: Impossible' theme tune. Call it a bold new direction for the franchise, or a curious attempt to inject tension into ingredients such as Japanese Angelica roots and AHAs (whatever they are).

Microsoft
"Artificial Intelligence"
60s
18 Jan 2019
Actor-cum-rapper Common wants us to know that Microsoft are ahead of the curve when it comes to artificial intelligence - so much so that he's booked out an entire auditorium for the occasion. While he lifts from the Tech Guru Guide to Presenting, the ad darts between examples of how A.I. can aid everything from crop growth to architecture.

Porsche
"Boxster T and 718 Cayman T"
1 min 49s
18 Jan 2019
Porsche may get top billing, but the real star of this commercial is the Isle of Skye. The marque beat the tourist rush and unleash their new Boxter and Cayman models on the island's empty roads, with director Bernd Seiboldt and DP Mirko Demschik exploiting the rugged terrain of the Inner Hebrides to pleasing effect.

Mercedes-Benz
"Eat Dust"
45s
18 Jan 2019
This fun Mercedes ad from down under gives hope to privacy-obsessed celebrities everywhere, as an X-Class V6 pick-up attempts to outrun a paparazzi hoard. Needless to say, the latter won't give up without a fight. The ensuing chase showcases the truck's mettle as it navigates tarmac, water, and dirt. If only its pursuers could demonstrate such versatility...

TotallyMoney
"Michael Buerk"
30s
18 Jan 2019
Having already dispensed with Anthea Turner, TotallyMoney enlist Michael Buerk to inject some journalistic gravitas into their campaign. Roving reporter that he is, Buerk interrupts a family dinner for a contrived exchange about how mum Julie can evaluate and improve her credit score. Consider this news broken.

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