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Suzuki
"Time Machines"
45s
25 Feb 2024
This commercial uses the line 'for fun's sake' at the end, and, ironically, DAVID murmured the phrase that inspired this pun as he was watching it. All the different elements compete in a bid to stake their claim to be the very worst thing you've seen this year. There's no director credit thus far, and we're not expecting that to change.

VW
"Lighthouse Keeper"
90s
25 Feb 2024
The car is modern, but the occupation isn't… there aren't actually any unmanned lighthouses in Australia any more, but let's not quibble because the premise is lovely. A man lives a peaceful existence maintaining the lighthouse where he appears fully reconciled to his solitude.

Concacaf
"Champions Battle"
2 mins 29s
23 Feb 2024
The CONCACAF Champions Cup is North America, Central America, and the Caribbean's equivalent of the UEFA Champions League. CONCACAF wanted an anthem, and they got one thanks to composer Matt Clifford, who waits just under twenty seconds to mention that he played with the Rolling Stones. Not a bad effort!

LV Liverpool Victoria
"Car"
30s
23 Feb 2024
This Liverpool Victoria/LV= commercial leans on the insurance company's greenheart logo. It appears as balloons, a car air freshener, and a turn signal, with enough visual pep to make 'Have Love, Will Travel' just about tolerable. Green and bear it, you might say, but the cast seem more than happy with the service provided.

Battersea Dogs & Cats Home
"The Bond"
3 mins 29s
23 Feb 2024
Everyone gets first day jitters, even at Battersea Dogs and Cats Home. It's Tommy's first day with the charity, and you can tell he's nervous by the way he picks at his lanyard or disposable cup. Even more worried than him though is Lucy, a rescued dog with a long, long road ahead.

Odense Håndbold
"Time Out"
60s
23 Feb 2024
This worthy tie-up between professional women's handball team Odense Håndbold and national helpline Girltalk explores the pressure on young Danish women to be the best. It can be the best friend, daughter, student, or influencer, with others expected to have the best body or face on social media. And there is never a moment to lose.

Extinto
"Bay"
70s
22 Feb 2024
This film is part of a campaign to draw attention to the environmental catastrophe caused by the waste we produce. The rubbish we generate is polluting natural settings and this footage is, apparently, a true reflection of how much trash is floating in Brazil's Guanabara Bay. It is profoundly dispiriting, and advertising has to take responsibility for its role in this crisis.

H & R Block
"Life's Certainties"
60s
22 Feb 2024
It was Mark Twain who famously observed that life's only two certainties are death and taxes. This commercial advertises a service which helps you deal with one of the certainties... and it's not death, you'll be relieved to hear. Things have moved on since Mark Twain's time and this film introduces us to a spate of new certainties, all of which reflect an aspect of modern living.

Apple TV
"Fever Dream"
45s
22 Feb 2024
As the Lionel Messi-Hong Kong scandal rumbles on like a political 'Football Manager' mod, Apple TV+ use the Inter Miami forward to promote the MLS Season Pass. "You've never seen Major League Soccer like this," the brand declare, which gives director Georgia Hudson licence to roam much like the Argentine.

Peloton
"Something is Everything"
60s
22 Feb 2024
Peloton's answer to ‘Every Little Helps' is 'Something is Everything'—a reminder that every movement is a victory. This 60" commercial leads with Shaunta-Maè Alexander, a writer who lives with Crohn's disease and recovered from paralysis caused by anaesthesia. She and others like her had to start from scratch, which earns the brand's unlimited respect.

Zoa
"Big Dwayne Energy"
68s
22 Feb 2024
The failure of 2022s 'Black Adam' proved that Dwayne Johnson is no longer "franchise Viagra" like he was a few years ago. Worse still, his World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) comeback has been, erm, Rocky to say the least. Is the man on safer ground in adland?

Virgin Media
"Mannequins"
60s
22 Feb 2024
Virgin Media Ireland's last commercial brought workaday action figures to life. This time it's mannequins, each with their own tastes and interests. From dusk till dawn, the Hum Drum Shopping Centre is their oyster... so long as the absent-minded security guard ignores the CCTV.

Master Peace
"Start You Up"
3 mins 06s
22 Feb 2024
A Master Peace promo is always good value and the one for 'Start You Up' is no exception. Directed by Freddie Cattaneo, the film harks back to a strange time when people worked, socialised, and exercised at home. That’s right, folks—let's party like it's 2020.

Sky Sports
"Around the World in 24 Races"
40s
22 Feb 2024
Half man, half machine duo Daft Punk provide the soundtrack to this Sky Sports F1 plug. The broadcaster promise to take viewers "around the world in twenty-four races", so it's high time for a burst of—you guessed it—'Around the World'. First stop is Bahrain, where drama both on and off the track is guaranteed.

Coral
"Takeaway"
30s
22 Feb 2024
This 30" commercial draws attention to Coral Coins—the currency earned by players in free-to-play games and tournaments. If the bookmaker ever launch a hostile takeover of the Royal Mint, expect Coral Coins to fill every till. In the meantime, Steve must decide whether to spend them on free spins or a casino bonus.

Coral
"Derby"
30s
22 Feb 2024
The Cheltenham Festival starts on Tuesday 12 March, but Coral have already stolen a march on the first race. Thanks to agency Wonderhood Studios and director Keith McCarthy (no stranger to the so-called sport of kings), we get the Coral Fan Derby—a race between those expected to pack Cheltenham Racecourse, come rain or shine.

Currys
"TV Trade-In"
30s
21 Feb 2024
When PC World Currys (as they were then) asked Jeff Goldblum to appear in a series of commercials for their 2015 Christmas campaign, the whole industry was wowed by the brilliance of the comedy, but the client was, by all accounts, less enamoured with the approach and, according to rumour, issued an edict that there was to be no further jokes in their advertising. To judge by much of what was broadcast thereafter, it seems everyone abided by the client's wishes.

Charlotte Plank
"Rage"
2 mins 55s
21 Feb 2024
If you can't find the rave, then bring it! Director Ben Cole and performer Charlotte Plank were moved by spontaneity when they made this exhilarating and frenetic promo. Plank and her friends are getting ready for a big night out, but they can have no idea where the evening will end, because no one did really. The improvisational nature of the promo generates an energy which makes it exciting to watch. Great fun.

Cybersmile
"Modern Witch Trials"
40s
21 Feb 2024
This campaigning film for better online behaviour makes a connection between the misogyny of the past and the misogyny of the present. It reminds us that those victimised as "witches" in Salem, Massachusetts had no means of defending themselves, and were victims of mob justice. The direct consequences of misogynistic victimisation may be less severe, but – as this film reminds us – it can be extremely difficult to combat.

Lucy DK
"Bye to My Last White Boy"
3 mins 26s
21 Feb 2024
The title of this song is by far the most interesting thing about it, as it is otherwise a pretty standard heartbreak track, with a pretty standard performance-based promo to accompany it. It won't pull up any trees but it's all been competently done and both artist and director will doubtless do more noteworthy work than this.

iagö
"Chemical Wedding (ft. Tommy Saint)"
2 mins 59s
21 Feb 2024
It's always captivating when the energy of the promo matches the energy of the music, and director Angelo Dominic Sesto has achieved exactly for iagö's collaboration with Tommy Saint. The music has an intensity that is borderline disturbing, and Sesto uses his camera to depict something akin to mania in the performance, and it's a very effective creative union.

Quaker Oats
"You've Got This"
2 mins 20s
21 Feb 2024
If, like DAVID, you appreciated Charlotte Wells's masterpiece 'After Sun', you may, like DAVID, have found yourself two-parts eager and one-part fearful about the prospect of her first TV commercial. The advertising world hasn't always been a happy hunting ground for visionary filmmakers, and there's always the worry that the match will prove unsatisfying.

Currys
"Small Appliance Trade-In"
30s
21 Feb 2024
Anyone who spits at a shop worker in real-life should be locked in a pen with a load of angry, diseased alpacas for an indefinite period of time. The customer in this, ahem, moist Currys plug gets a free pass though, as it's done out of shock rather than malice. Plus a fruit smoothie in the face is better than saliva, right?

St Tropez
"Ashley Graham"
30s
21 Feb 2024
Why spend money on vitamin D tablets when you can watch this beautiful St Tropez commercial instead? The suncare brand harness both the power of the sun and the star power of Ashley Graham, the model and activist whose skin fits the "Golden is ours" tagline to a tee. Any more golden and a certain Bond villain would get his lawyers involved.

Hilton
"Stay in the Music"
60s
21 Feb 2024
Released to coincide with the 2024 Grammy Awards, this 60" commercial suggests Hilton are the hotel chain for music lovers. The brand focus on genres rather than specific artists, but it's clear that the friendship bracelet mob are based on the Swifties—Taylor Swift's fan base and private army (if she ever went to war with Kanye West).

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