Peeling the Potato - Adland Live at the Chip Shop Awards

The Chip Shop Awards are a different beast entirely. If you live in the UK, they're something of a minor celebrity in the events calendar; a place where the inspired and the profane sit side by side, chaotically intermingling. Once a year, we’re invited to consider questions that lie at the beating heart of advertising culture. What makes a subversive and disruptive ad? Can creativity ever truly run wild without limits? Where does the scatological end and the obscene begin?

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Put On the Ritz

Here are some ads for new Ritz Thin & Crisp. They aren't as fun as the TV/Music video featuring the song Putin' on the Ritz, but hey, what are you gonna do?

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Gregory Porter "Puttin' on the Ritz" (2015) :40 (UK)

Gregory Porter "Puttin' on the Ritz" (2015) :40 (UK)

This video for that old time classic song is actually an ad for Ritz Crisp & Thin. How has this idea not been done before? It seems so first thought.

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Terrence Higgins Trust "#togethersummer" (2015) 1:50 (UK)

Terrence Higgins Trust "#togethersummer" (2015) 1:50 (UK)

Don't let the good summer time vibes fool you in this one. Terrence Higgins Trust, the UK’s largest HIV and sexual health charity, premiered this video at London Pride's main stage in Trafalgar Square.

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Emirates NBD 'When you're not around..." (2015) 3:50 (UAE)

Emirates NBD 'When you're not around..." (2015) 3:50 (UAE)

Emirates NBD is one of the Middle East's leading banks. To sell their Life Insurance policy they created a video which compelled parents heading out on business trips to ponder what life will be like when they aren't around.

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Nike "Ballet" (2015) :40 (The Netherlands)

Nike "Ballet" (2015) :40 (The Netherlands)

Nike Women brings its #betterforit campaign to Russia. This spot features Diana Vishneva, principal dancer with Mariinsky Ballet and the American Ballet Theater.

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Nike "Figure skating" (2015) :25 (The Netherlands)

Nike "Figure skating" (2015) :25 (The Netherlands)

Nike Women brings its #betterforit campaign to Russia. Starring 2014 Olympic gold medalist Adelina Sotnikova.

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Inner Voice: Argh it's like concrete!
Her voice: Oh well. Black and blue makes gold.

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Nike "Boxing" (2015) :30 (The Netherlands)

Nike "Boxing" (2015) :30 (The Netherlands)

Nike Women's #betterforit campaign has launched in Russia. Featuring well-known athletes like 4 time world champion Thai boxer Kate Izotova.

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Nike "Long jumper' (2015) :30 (The Netherlands)

Nike "Long jumper' (2015) :30 (The Netherlands)

Nike Women's global #betterforit campaign has launched in Russia. In it we hear the inner thoughts of women trying to psyche themselves out of continuing their sport. Playing off the stereotypical things women would do instead, i.e.

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Nike "Yoga" (2015) :35 (The Netherlands)

Nike "Yoga" (2015) :35 (The Netherlands)

As part of Nike Woman's global #betterforit campaign, this ad was created for the Russian market. In it, we hear the inner thoughts of the women whose snide remarks are telling them to give up. But they never do.

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