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Swedish Lottery
"Dreamer"
60s
4 Mar 2024
In this charming commercial for the Swedish Lottery, people are infected by the track 'Dreamer' by Supertramp as it spreads like a virus from person to person. What they are dreaming about, of course, is the possibility of winning big if their numbers are drawn, and this shared enthusiasm for unearned wealth is expressed through the medium of song.

PETA
"Pig Farm"
1 min 53s
4 Mar 2024
Fresh off a cameo at Paris Fashion Week, PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) take viewers to the "piggy promised land": a pig farm that porcine nightmares are made of. Electric prods, conveyor belts, a laissez-faire attitude towards animal welfare… you name it, this animated facility has it.

Haribo
"Fishing"
20s
4 Mar 2024
Will Haribo ever grow up? Why should they? So long as Starmix, Supermix, and Tangfastics sell bag after bag, expect even more adults to sound like children in the months and years to come. Agency Quiet Storm's latest commercial is set deep in the Scottish Highlands, where two fishermen sound more like Fisher-Price.

Dove
"Simply Timeless"
30s
4 Mar 2024
This 30" ad reveals that Dove has been "bought and beloved by over three hundred million women since 1957". Directors Kâcikê pay tribute to the brand's strong advertising legacy in this compilation of their communication over the years. Along the way, Dove has famously campaigned to have the world reassess the way we consider beauty standards but that's curiously overlooked here.

Alfie Jukes
"Not Quite Gone"
2 mins 53s
4 Mar 2024
Recent music videos set on buses include 'Whistle' for Jax Jones and 'drunk text' for Henry Moodle—now we get 'Not Quite Gone' for Alfie Jukes, a singer-songwriter in the doldrums after a break-up ("I used to love this song/But now it just feels wrong").

Flora
"Bit Weird"
30s
4 Mar 2024
Flora's 'Skip the Cow' campaign continues with a poser: "Is it a bit weird we've spent so many years pumping plants through a cow?" the animal in question is asked what she thinks about our desire for dairy, and her answer is unequivocal.

AXA
"Sustainability"
85s
4 Mar 2024
What would you do if you saw an empty plastic bag in the street? Would you film it like Ricky Fitts in 'American Beauty'? Or would you do Earth a solid and pick up the damn thing? The teenage girl in this AXA commercial would love to do the latter, but the wind has other ideas. Thanks for your help, Mother Nature!

Lonnie Gunn
"Jesse's Pitbull"
3 mins 01s
4 Mar 2024
Lea Otovic directs this lively promo for 'Jessie's Pitbull' by Lonnie Gunn. The Londoner says it's "a big dirty song for the girls", and it's clear that Otovic had fun with the brief. The cast are loud, proud, and hungry (cakes and sandwiches, anyone?), while Gunn reads a copy of Dazed with herself on the cover. Modesty gets you nowhere, after all.

Hyatt
"Be More Here"
1 min 46s
4 Mar 2024
Hotel brand Hyatt (must be handy to live next to Hilton in the alphabet) want customers to be more present, "as the most spectacular sights to be seen are rivalled only by the new sides to be seen of yourself". Copy like that should come with free drugs, but then it might be hard to concentrate on this well-assembled montage.

Burger King
"Whales/Feet"
2 mins
4 Mar 2024
Unless you worked in No 10 Downing Street, Covid-19 put the kibosh on office Christmas parties. It meant no one woke up with 'the fear'—that sense of dread more powerful than common sense or reason. When office parties came back, so did 'the fear' with a vengeance.

Just-Eat
"Breakfast in Bed"
20s
3 Mar 2024
Another excellent instalment of this winning campaign for Just Eat features another adorable woodland animal taking advantage of the food delivery service. Her indulgence is a little undermined by the news that her husband is bringing home croissants once he's finished the school run, creating an etiquette problems that she sums up rather neatly in a single word. Bums, indeed!

Just-Eat
"Season Finale"
20s
3 Mar 2024
When the Just-Eat courier arrives with food from Five Guys so a trio of rabbits can watch the season finale without interruption, a fourth member of the household, less enamoured by whatever it is they're watching, volunteers to collect it from the front door. But she can't resist teasing the others by standing in front of the TV. Pesky wabbit.

Just-Eat
"I Didn't Know"
20s
3 Mar 2024
Younger members of the audience may find this commercial a little shocking... after all, what are the chances of a beaver and an otter co-habiting! The two aquatic mammals let us know that it's possible to order from the menu of Joe & the Juice in an exchange which has the otter cattily questioning the beaver's taste in clothes.

Just-Eat
"Grocery Grab"
20s
3 Mar 2024
Don't let the the absence of a hero film fool you into thinking this is not a campaign of substance. Each of the four 20" executions directed by Bobbsey Twin Tim McNaughton contains a delightful gag, and each informs the audience that the advertised food delivery service has a broader scope than they might have imagined.

Topps
"Office"
67s
3 Mar 2024
A reprise for a campaign which birthed a meme that travelled around the world and back again as millions shared the hashtag #IamJoseMourinho. Director Peter Lydon and the aforementioned football manager are reunited to film a script which aims to make the most of the connection to the social media reaction provoked by the previous execution, and there's a good chance that history will repeat itself.

Free Nationals, A$AP Rocky, Anderson .Paak
"Gangsta"
4 mins 41s
1 Mar 2024
Believe it or not, it's forty-eight years since Alan Parker's 'Bugsy Malone' graced our cinema screens, but the spirit of his gangster movie can be spotted in the DNA of this marvellous promo for 'Gangsta' - a collaboration between the Free Nationals, A$AP Rocky and Anderson .Paak.

Palace
"Bleach"
4 mins 09s
1 Mar 2024
Not a great deal happens in this Palace promo, to be honest, but at least Cape Town looks the part. Much of this is down to Vlad Barin's grade of Nick Burton Moore's lovely photography, with South Africa's legislative capital (remember that for your next pub quiz) made to look resplendent. It also helps tender moments become even warmer and tactile.

Renault
"Be the First"
80s
1 Mar 2024
This natty commercial reveals the Renault R5 is "undergoing homologation". That means the car has almost been approved by authorities—if it’s not, directors ManvsMachine can still be proud of the way they use light, shadow, and concrete to deliver a golden-hued test drive. 'Instant Crush' by Daft Punk and Julian Casablancas provides the synth-pop cherry on top.

Lufthansa
"Yes"
2 mins 27s
1 Mar 2024
A couple of people watchers narrate this wordy Lufthansa commercial about the power of yes. Passengers like this are why DAVID never leaves home without noise-cancelling headphones, but them's the breaks. The airline insist that "every seat has a story", but there's not enough time to hear them all.

Bulgari
"Icon"
30s
1 Mar 2024
Zendaya ditches her robot suit to star in this circular spot for Bulgari. The 'Dune: Part Two' actor is used to elaborate set design, so she looks right at home in this 30" spin-off, so to speak. Her latest collaboration with director Cara Stricker and DP Rina Yang goes round in circles in the best way possible, anchored by Zendaya's reliable magnetism.

Hornbach
"Chrysalis"
45s
1 Mar 2024
It's always fun to compare and contrast DIY commercials in the spring. Last week saw B&Q tackle the psychology of home improvement with gusto, so what are their German counterparts Hornbach up to? The answer hangs from a tree of all places.

Bat for Lashes
"The Dream of Delphi"
5 mins 25s
1 Mar 2024
Bat for Lashes, aka Natasha Khan, has revealed that her sixth album, 'The Dream of Delphi', is an ode to motherhood. Her daughter, Delphi, was born in 2020 as Covid-19 forced the world to hunker down like never before. That explains why the title track is delicate to a fault, with lyrics like, "Breezes, breezes on your fingers/Touching thin air."

LinkedIn
"Interview"
30s
29 Feb 2024
LinkedIn continue to press the idea that they give you an unfair advantage in the workplace, and once again they do it by depicting a nightmare scenario. This is a shrewd piece of advertising because its visually and aurally striking, and it positions the advertised online service as something you would be reluctant to ignore.

LinkedIn
"Office"
30s
29 Feb 2024
The new hire in this LinkedIn Premium commercial's in a tight spot—a very tight spot. Through a blend of canny set design and nifty camerawork, the ad follows the protagonist around tight corners and along preposterous corridors. It's not much better in the man's office, which makes him feel like a big man in the worst possible way. Time to use the advertised website to find a more suitable job and protect his back.

LinkedIn
"Presentation"
30s
29 Feb 2024
One of three LinkedIn Premium commercials directed by Terence Neale, this instalment takes place in presentation purgatory. The speaker gets off to a bad start (you never want to see colleagues roll their eyes or watch the room stretch into infinity), but her Premium membership offers her some much-needed pointers.

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