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Ocean Spray Cranberry Juice
"Models"
40s
18 Jul 2005
A bunch of svelte models languish in pools of cranberries in a soft-focus sequence that seems to suggest the product will deliver such a body before Kathy Burke weighs in with a wry voiceover pointing out that the models were born looking like that.

Vodafone
"Foreign Calls"
30s
18 Jul 2005
Excellent extension of the exisiting campaign shows phone calls from abroad being dealt with rather abruptly including announcements of marriage; accidents; mothers-in-law being traded for camels and imminent cavity searches.

Barclaycard
"Japanese Internet Café"
40s
18 Jul 2005
Jennifer Saunders delivers a comic tour de force in the second in a new series of Barclaycard ads where her reaction to the possibility of being ripped off is tempered by the credit card's anti-fraud facility.

Adidas
"NFL Goalie"
60s
18 Jul 2007
180 in Amsterdam has created a new version of the campaign they made a few years ago in which David Beckham and Jonny Wilkinson traded tips on their sports. Here, Beckham and NFL star Reggie Bush find out more about each American Football and proper football respectively.

McDonald's
"Black Beauty"
30s
18 Jul 2007
It's too easy to overlook the splendid work Leo Burnett does for McDonald's simply because the World's biggest burgermonger has acquired a bad name among those who attack global marketing. This one is hard to miss though as a man sets his barbecue free because he can buy food from McDonald's.

Coca Cola
"Olympic Torch"
60s
18 Jul 2011
Thomas Thurgoose is the unlikely carrier of the Coca Cola Olympic torch in this impressively grand piece celebrating the coming Games. The young actor most famous for his appearance in This Is England crosses the whole country with the torch held aloft.

Phones 4 U
"Future You"
60s
18 Jul 2014
Amazing what technology can do these days, innit? A woman goes into a phone shop and cautiously agrees with the salesman that the model he's showing her is a good choice. "It'll still be good in a couple of years," he tells her - and to prove his point, he takes her out the back - so to speak - and on a journey to the future.

Meteor
"Brain Surgeon"
40s
18 Jul 2014
One of three fab spots for Meteor in Ireland, which set out to demonstrate why everyone wants one of their mobile phone contracts. In this ad, brain surgeon and "international hair model" Jesús Ángel tells us that you don't have to do his job to figure out that Meteor's deals make complete sense. It's silly, snappy and off the wall - plus it's a sublime piece of casting.

Toyota
"Heinz"
1 min 37s
18 Jul 2016
As witnessed in EDEKA's controversial Christmas ad, the Germans do like a twist in the tale. The same spirit inspires this amusing commercial for Toyota starring an elderly gentleman called Heinz as he sits alone at a table overflowing with memories. By the time we think we have the ad sussed, there's still a foul-mouthed surprise in store for the patient viewer.

Sky Sports
"Sky Loves Cycling"
90s
18 Jul 2016
Many of the golf fans understandably furious when the British Open became the latest sporting event to vanish behind Sky's paywall will probably find it hard to believe but the broadcaster's commitment to supporting sport at all levels is pretty commendable... and nowhere is this more evident than cycling.

Anchor Spreadable
"Hometime"
30s
18 Jul 2016
The latest outing for the animated monster family is every bit as good as the previous instalments. This time, dad has taken his two youngsters to a soft play centre and - in a scene parents across the country will recognise - is trying to entice one of them out of the play area because it's time to leave.

Honda
"Dream Makers"
90s
18 Jul 2017
This artistic ad for Honda explores the process of filmmaking, concentrating on the transition of ideas from page to screen. We see scripts coming to life - black and white words flowing into monochrome sketches which quickly gain colour, depth, and motion. The mix of live action, CG, and animation is kept in delicate balance by directors James Allen and Michael Skrgatic.

Nike
"Skates"
60s
18 Jul 2017
Nike's irreverent streak continues with this disco-infused commercial. It's a West Coast showdown between the Seattle Seahawks and the San Francisco 49ers. When Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson receives the ball, his opponents suffer a bad case of the skates. This gridiron tussle suddenly turns into a roller disco - complete with lighting pinched from Studio 54.

Dick's Sporting Goods
"Play It Like You Own It"
80s
18 Jul 2018
US sporting goods store Dick's advise customers to "play it like you own it" in this kinetic ad. The fast-paced action comes courtesy of director Stacy Wall, who ensures the images have a palpable energy and retain a sense of fun throughout. Rapid cuts of ad-hoc sporting action - including egg lacrosse and cattle pen football - come together to form a sweat-soaked montage, as the cast practise, practise, and practise some more to become better at their chosen pastimes.

Renault Modus
"Oh Please Shut Up"
40s
18 Jul 2005
How to have your cake and eat it... this new ad for the Modus starts off in very conveentional mode with the car making its way across the standrad landscapes of car advertising when it is interrupted and turnsinto a funky ad of a completely different nature.

Cancer Research
"Curing Cancer Work Scheme"
30s
18 Jul 2005
As with similar ad for the NSPCC, introduces a scheme whereby employers more than match charitable donations made by their workers. Here a man is shown giving to charity as he has fun with his various hobbies.

Vision Express
"Tough Glasses"
30s
18 Jul 2005
Nicely-photographed ad illustrates how your glasses have to go through whatever you go through. A man's daily life looks busy and eventually his glasses give way... luckily Vision Express make one you can twist, turn and mangle.

Ford
"Summer Of Love"
30s
18 Jul 2005
Neat punchline in this ad as the beautiful young woman who appears to thrilling her lover with hippie-style antics is in fact on a test drive and the young man is a Ford dealer. All to illustrate the special deal available in Ford's Summer Of Love.

Minute Maid
"Orange Tree"
40s
18 Jul 2005
The dusky maid teasing the three attractive young men in the next field is in for a bit of a surprise when one of the jumps the fence to proposition her because the proposition he has in mind is to buy her orange tree.

Clarks
"House Football"
30s
18 Jul 2006
A young black child using a balloon as a football charges around his house demonstrating himself to be something of a virtuoso as The Jam's "Town Like Malice" plays in the background. The boy eventually volleys the 'ball' through a loft window and it sails into the great outdoors.

Motorola
"Skimming Pebl"
30s
18 Jul 2006
Gotta love the disclaimer attached to this ad... apparently, the mobile phone is not water resistant and it tells us that the action is a 'fictionalisation'. Just as well DAVID saw that... he was on the brink of seeing if he could chuck hi mobile across the Atlantic Ocean.

Bold 2 In 1
"Granny's Dress"
40s
18 Jul 2006
A sweet tale here as a teenage girl spots a fashionable top in a magazine and her grandmother realises she has a similar one tucked away somewhere. the girl is too polite to point out the stain and the smell of the old garment but Mum makes everything all right by washing it with Bold 2 in 1.

MasterCard
"The Andes"
30s
18 Jul 2007
Possibly the most charming of this series yet and certainly the first one that's made DAVID wish he was there. The intrepid travellers with the camcorder are making their way through the Andes where they encounter llamas and take a swim in a beautiful looking bay.

Microsoft X-Box
"Parkour"
2 mins
18 Jul 2007
You can start to get the impression that advertising creatives are a bit obsessed with Parkour... the odd urban sport of making your way across the city without touching the ground... for this is certainly not the first commercial to feature the phenomenon. Good fun though.

VW
"Ghostbusters"
60s
18 Jul 2007
Part of a new campaign for VW designed to highlight their support for independent cinema in the UK, this ad features a projectionist dryly explaining that Ghostbusters is not the light-hearted comedy we think it to be but a dire warning about the looming threat of obesity.

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