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Tennent's Lager
"Murder A Pint"
40s
10 Dec 2002
With influences taken from scenes from a mix of detective programmes, this ad cleverly uses the commonly used expression 'I could murder a pint'.

Doritos
"Stay"
2 mins 55s
10 Dec 2012
The Mariachi band are back and they're performing an amusing spoof of East 17's Christmas hit 'Stay Another Day' in this viral available at the Doritos Facebook page. There's an even an appearance by Tony Mortimer of East 17 who wrote the song and now pretends to be annoyed by the unorthodox cover version.

Moms Demand Action
"Lockdown"
90s
10 Dec 2014
There are those who will have you believe that the most powerful way to communicate a warning about violence is to show its outcome in all the gory detail. But sometimes it can be much more affecting to simply remind us of the way the threat of violence impacts on us culturally and this film for a US lobbying group called Moms Demand Action is a perfect example.

Three
"Christmas Birthdays"
1 min 45s
10 Dec 2015
According to this funny ad for Three, those unfortunate enough to have their birthday clash with Christmas know from birth what a raw deal they've got. Brought into the world by a tinsel-wearing doctor, poor Noel (obviously) then endures the same festive birthday mash-up year after year. With Christmas as the main event, his birthday feels tacked on like a badge - the remote control to the remote control car.

Road Safety
"Photocopying"
60s
10 Dec 2015
This latest road safety film features Malcolm; another individual left isolated and chastised by those around him. His promising career trajectory has taken a dive and he's left photocopying the day away. Why? All because he refused to have a drink. The ad shrewdly highlights the effect that peer pressure can have at this time of the year.

Bosch
"Stop The Roadkill"
2 mins 40s
10 Dec 2015
Bosch and the Humane Society of the United States join for a PSA with a difference. Like an unholy union between 'Pet Sematary' and Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' video, a cast of unfortunate critters rises from the roadside to describe how they met their respective demises. When Bosch come into the ad, it comes a bit of a shock - no mean feat after watching a skunk rap.

Prada
"Limited Edition"
60s
10 Dec 2019
Delicacy is the name of the game in this quietly satisfying commercial for Prada's limited edition collaboration with Adidas. Filmed with maximum detail on a minuscule scale, every step in the process of creating a bowling bag and a pair of sneakers is shot with a forensic attention to each stitch, loop, and loose thread.

Re-engage
"Stella"
2 mins 03s
10 Dec 2019
Christmas can be a time when families come together, some travelling great distances to reconnect with relatives they rarely see. However, the festive period can be an isolating time of year for many elderly people, with increasing numbers spending the big day alone. This touching animated film from Passion Pictures sheds further light on the issue.

Burger King
"Stevenage vs. Everything"
45s
10 Dec 2020
Burger King's unlikely association with League Two club Stevenage FC continues with a new logo for the women's team. Having already bribed Fifa fans to play as the small-fry club and brought its red and white kit to global digital attention, the fast food giants now focus their efforts on ensuring parity of support with their 'Burger Queen' campaign.

Bumble
"When Dating Met 2020"
86s
10 Dec 2020
Casual dating as we know it went out the window during 2020... along with pretty much everything else. This entertaining ad for dating app Bumble celebrates the efforts of those still determined to find love despite lockdown, diving into the awkward, amusing, and sometimes infuriating aspects of forging a relationship under pandemic conditions.

Tommy's
"Who's Counting?"
5 mins 14s
10 Dec 2021
This film for pregnancy and baby loss charity Tommy’s is not for the faint-hearted. Inspired by director Ben Lankester and wife Bophanie's own experiences of miscarriage, 'Who's Counting?' depicts a couple's nightmare in reverse as they come to terms with a third loss.

Scania
"8%"
56s
10 Dec 2021
Eight is the magic number in this well designed commercial for Scania. The vehicle giant is concerned with the efficiency of their trucks and lorries, with their new engine set to cut fuel consumption by eight percent. That might not sound like a lot, they admit, but it's far more significant than viewers might expect.

Surf
"Layers"
20s
10 Dec 2006
The woman in this amusing ad is so enraptured by the smell of Surf that she doesn't notice as she puts more and more of her clothes on until, eventually, she is wearing everything she owns. Something we're sure you've all done at least once in your life.

Centre Stage
"Dolls House"
30s
10 Dec 2007
Amusing trail for Centre Stage runs through various rock and roll clichés replacing people with dolls. The excess is allowed to be even more extreme thanks to the use of the substitutions. Sky seems to be joining other broadcasters in finding more interesting ways of promoting their output.

Schweppes
"Juggling"
40s
10 Dec 2008
Imagine if something like this was run on British TV... there'd be an uproar. This highly stylised French commercial features a pair of naked women involved in a spiralling embrace. There are clear sexual overtones and the whole thing is extremely risqué... vive la France.

Co-op Supermarkets
"Two Weeks To Christmas"
30s
10 Dec 2008
The continuing campaign for the Co-op's seasonal offering turns its attention cutely to a Christmas-related school play (plainly not a Nativity play... in case you're wondering). As with the previous ads in this campaign, the photography is charming and the choice of music is once again a bonus.

Carte Blanche
"Tatty Teddy"
60s
10 Dec 2008
You know when you're making an ad, right? There's so much to remember... you know, the performers... the crew... the caterers... and so on. But one thing you really ought to remember is the bloody product. We, the public, cannot really be relied upon to research an ad to find out what it's all about.

Hollyoaks
"Dance Contest"
40s
10 Dec 2009
Characters from Channel 4's early evening soap take part in a dance competition but one of their number seems to have more at stake. DAVID doesn't watch the advertised programme so he has no idea whether the storyline is being over-egged but he's guessing that it is.

Freixenet
"Spontaneity"
30s
10 Dec 2009
This attractive animated ad appears to form images from drops of paint to create something that looks a little like a Rorschach test. Indeed, we suspect that if the random images start to take on the appearance of a hedonistic female it may mean you're an alcoholic.

Transport Accident Commission
"20th Anniversary"
5 mins 21s
10 Dec 2009
This compilation of the road safety films from Australia really ought to be called The Transport Accident Commission's Greatest Hits. R.E.M.'s Everybody Hurts has probably never had such a literal application as reconstructed mishaps remind us of the destructive power of cars.

Orange
"Danny Glover"
60s
10 Dec 2009
The Orange Film Board have trapped Danny Glover into taking part in an action film called Dial Hard and they want him to promote it in typically crass fashion. When he refuses to play ball they go to extraordinary lengths to secure his co-operation.

Nokia
"Poodle Loop"
90s
10 Dec 2010
A woman samples her poodle's bark and incorporates it into a musical loop as Nokia continues its bid to re-establish its preeminence by highlighting clever creative features of its latest phone. It's a nicely judged piece of weirdness.

BBC One
"Lineker"
30s
10 Dec 2010
One of a series of Christmas idents for BBC1 featuring Little Britain stars David Walliams and Matt Lucas. In this execution, Lucas plays the part of a budget airline steward who cons Gary Lineker out of some money after presenting him with a prize. Sounds like Cannes to us.

BBC One
"Tess"
30s
10 Dec 2010
One of a series of Christmas idents for BBC1 featuring Little Britain stars David Walliams and Matt Lucas. In this execution, the duo play a pair of press photographers waiting for someone famous to arrive through the Arrivals Hall. They have to make do with Tess Daly.

BBC One
"Ronnie"
30s
10 Dec 2010
One of a series of Christmas idents for BBC1 featuring Little Britain stars David Walliams and Matt Lucas. In this execution, David Walliams plays an airline mogul (who definitely isn't Stelios Haji-Ioannou) finding comedian Ronnie Corbett in an overhead locker.

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