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Subaru
"Parents' Imagination"
60s
18 Feb 2019
Parental paranoia is the order of the day in this hard-hitting American commercial for Subaru. It's easy to worry about teenagers making good decisions at the best of times, especially when they're behind the wheel of a several-ton vehicle. Despite the incessant buzz of smartphone notifications and alerts, Subaru claim their technology will help keep drivers focused.

Short Films
"Yellowtail"
5 mins 30s
18 Feb 2019
This atmospheric film from director Keenan Wetzel tells the story of Stephen Yellowtail - a young Native American cowboy looking for meaning in his life. Shot in Wyoming and Montana, 'Yellowtail' transports the viewer to the wild, timeless landscape as the young man questions his chaotic lifestyle. Shot in 35mm, the film has a nostalgic quality which is enhanced by the central figure's steady voiceover.

Candy Crush Friends
"Valentine's Date"
30s
18 Feb 2019
Candy Crush capitalise on the success of Netflix's latest viral hit Dating Around with this 30" ad. Featuring a scenario which will be all too familiar to the Tinder-users of the world, a woman finds her match-three game far more palatable than the fitness freak she's inadvertently swiped right on. Cheque, please.

Weight Watchers
"Robbie Williams"
30s
17 Feb 2019
Once the, ahem, bad boy of Brit Pop, Robbie Williams has moved into an entirely new career: advertising Weight Watchers (or WW). The Mancunian rambles about 'wellness' - never defining what the nebulous concept actually means - while doing his best to pretend he knows how to box. The words 'weight loss' are never mentioned, of course.

Honda
"Owners"
30s
16 Feb 2019
Various Honda drivers look moodily at the camera in this mish-mash of an ad. Generic car shots accompany an oddly esoteric script, which runs the gamut from questioning the philosophical implications of the car's quiet engine to describing it as "the hybrid you can feel". Erm, not on telly until after the watershed, guys.

The Times/The Sunday Times
"Politics. Tamed."
40s
18 Feb 2019
This 40" ad for The Times and The Sunday Times transforms the House of Commons into a den of - and by no means limited to - snakes, sheep, and vultures. We would make a joke along the lines of "So what's new?", but we'll leave that to the reader. Also left to the viewers' discretion is choosing which real-life politician to pair with their animal counterpart.

Betfair
"Play Smart: Barcelona"
40s
18 Feb 2019
One of three methodical ads for Betfair, this instalment stars Barcelona playmaker Philippe Coutinho as he envisions a training ground routine in his head. Like the proverbial Brazilian Inquisition, Coutinho's chief weapons are pressing the defence, calculating ball trajectory, and cool finishing… as well as some nifty bionic eyes.

Cheerios
"Just Be You"
80s
18 Feb 2019
Do you ever feel like a "kangaroo among caribous"? Or a "moray eel in a world of snakes"? Well, this easy-going Cheerios ad thinks viewers should wear their differences proudly, as the cereal tackles subjects like self-respect and gender identity via an array of characterful puppets. Kooky, relatable work from the brand.

Pepsi Max
"Last Can Standing"
30s
18 Feb 2019
So this is what Lionel Messi and Mohamed Salah get up to during football's off-season. Having presumably worked up a thirst during their road trip, the pair compete for the sole can of Pepsi Max at a secluded petrol station. Cue numerous trick shots and forced smiles as the stars let their guard down at a crucial moment.

Hilton
"Price Match Guarantee"
30s
17 Feb 2019
Serial hotel room booker Anna Kendrick denies she's a "magical Hilton fairy" in this latest ad for the global chain. Kendrick's sidekick assumes her knowledge of all things floorplans, wifi, and competitive pricing must be supernatural… but she need only download the readily accessible app to harness such foresight.

RAF
"Clichés"
40s
15 Feb 2019
Engine's winning entry for the Channel 4 Diversity in Advertising Award and the RAF targets sexism with a wry compendium of TVC platitudes. Riffing on the language of ads for cosmetics, clothing, and women's hygiene products, the film juxtaposes lines such as "I want to combat the signs of aging" with an entirely different kind of warfare.

Holland & Barrett
"Me. No. Pause"
67s
15 Feb 2019
Holland & Barrett tackle taboos in this strident commercial, which unflinchingly addresses the symptoms of menopause. Rarely discussed in public - let alone on TV - the brand and narrator Sally Phillips remind 'women of a certain age' that they're not alone in dealing with the physical and psychological fallout of ageing... or in suffering through it in silence.

Nissan Micra
"Marseille"
40s
15 Feb 2019
A kinetic outing from Nissan paints city life as an urban playground which hip young things traverse via some eclectic methods of transportation. From skateboards to jet packs, parkour to the advertised vehicle, the restless cast never seem at a loss for how to make getting from A to B as entertaining as possible.

Comcast
"New Renaissance"
30s
15 Feb 2019
Comcast celebrate the Black American creative renaissance in this compelling montage of trailblazers. From nods to the civil rights movement to glimpses of jazz musicians and hip hop culture, Black artistic excellence is charted through history - all the way to the network's new dedicated entertainment channel, Xfinity Black Film & TV.

Cheerios
"Step Up"
70s
15 Feb 2019
Cheerios continue their campaign to make the world a better place with this affectionately crafted commercial, which offers an important message about standing up for others. Quirky character design and practical lyrics serve the narrative well, as kids and grown-ups alike are bound to be inspired by the film's empowering advice on thwarting bullies.

Hipp
"That Hipp Feeling"
20s
14 Feb 2019
Organic baby food purveyors Hipp seem to have fundamentally misunderstood the meaning of their moniker. While 'hip' is generally understood to be a rather dated version of 'cool', this ad sees the brand conflate it with 'healthy' and 'happy' - all whilst a montage featuring fields of grain and slow motion sprogs touts the natural credentials of their nutritional slop.

Betfair
"Play Smart: Juventus"
42s
15 Feb 2019
When it comes to retrieving a football top from a ceiling light, there's the easy way and there's the Leonardo Bonucci way. This latest Betfair ad promoting 'cerebral' gambling sees the Juventus defender visualise his startegy ala Sherlock Holmes, before a deft combination of kicks and headers liberates his shirt just in time for kick-off.

BMW
"Legend"
75s
15 Feb 2019
Have you ever heard the tale of Ol' McLanden? No? Well, erm, that's because it's a yarn spun by BMW rather than some crusty raconteur. The narrator in this case is actor Chris Pine, and he has an outlandish story to tell. What begins as a drive down smoky streets evolves into an impressive CG fable involving jackhammer-wielding giants, a post-apocalyptic motorbike gang, and even Poseidon in a hi-ves vest.

Samsung
"The Future"
60s
14 Feb 2019
Samsung's vision of the future may alarm those who prefer a flesh-and-blood tattoo artist. A remotely-operated robot arm is just one of the speculative innovations featured in this 60" commercial, with enhanced augmented reality games, portable ultrasound scanners, and reactive windows also in the offing.

Pandora
"Real Love"
30s
13 Feb 2019
Some viewers may be too late by the time they've watched this Pandora commercial, but here's a glimpse at what you could have bought for Valentine's Day. Scored by a Motown-esque number, the ad sees a diverse cast hit the streets of Copenhagen whilst wearing some of the brand's ostentatious charms and trinkets.

Dunkin' Donuts
"Voyage"
60s
14 Feb 2019
America was built on coffee and donuts, according to this 60" Dunkin' Donuts commercial helmed by Andreas Nilsson. Annoyingly referred to throughout as ‘Dunkin'', the chain present a slice of alternate history as a group of seafaring pilgrims salivate over their new home: a land of fresh brews and fried dough.

Cheerios
"It's All Family"
70s
14 Feb 2019
Tactile animation, vivid character designs, and a catchy soundtrack help this Cheerios commercial stand out, as the brand aim to promote inclusivity through the medium of breakfast cereal. One of four ads directed by Johnny Kelly, this instalment focuses on the structure and evolution of the American family.

Hilton
"Anna Kendrick"
30s
13 Feb 2019
Global hotel chain Hilton enlist Anna Kendrick to promote their portfolio of sub-brands and off-shoots. The ‘Pitch Perfect' and ‘A Simple Favour' star rattles through a script that mixes accommodation options with light character comedy, as she reveals an ulterior motive for organising her family's Italian getaway.

Marks & Spencer
"Valentine's Night"
20s
13 Feb 2019
This love sausage-free ad for Marks & Spencer draws attention to the brand's traditional Valentine's Day spread. Items on this year's menu include sirloin steaks, heart-shaped chocolate mousses, and coquilles Saint-Jacques (also known as scallops), all of which receive the retailer's familiar but convincing visual polish.

Morrisons
"The Best Valentine's"
30s
14 Feb 2019
The battle of the Valentine's dine-in-for-two offers continues with this latest 'The Best' outing from Morrisons. As Yellow Supermarket's selection of starters, mains, and desserts fade teasingly in and out of view, the narrator's breathy delivery frames the likes of camembert and beef wellington as unlikely aphrodisiacs.

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