Lidl Ireland "Christmas" (2016) 1:00 (Ireland)

Lidl Ireland "Christmas" (2016) 1:00 (Ireland)

T'is the season for idealistic advertising where the grandparents get surprised by the entire extended family and the Norman Rockwell turkey is picture perfect.

 

Arconic "the Jetsons, Reimagined" (2016) 1:00 (USA)

Arconic "the Jetsons, Reimagined" (2016) 1:00 (USA)

Alcoa recently split into two companies. Their manufacturing side is now called Arconic. For this spot directed by Justin Lin and The & partnership, they reimagine the world of tThat old cartoon show The Jetsons.

 

Mother Presents "The Truck Driver’s Mother" 4:32 (2016) (Norway)

Mother Presents "The Truck Driver’s Mother" 4:32 (2016) (Norway)

Over 3000 trucks cross the border into Norway every day. Many come from Eastern Europe, especially Poland, where the road conditions and regulations are different. As a result they are more likely to get into an accident. This problem has been ongoing for a while.

 

Watch Dogs 2 - Trailer Predictive World (2016) 1:00 (France)

Watch Dogs 2 - Trailer Predictive World  (2016) 1:00 (France)

Watch Dogs 2 is out, and with it a trailer from Sid Lee Paris called Predictive World.

 

xfinity "Beautifully Bilingual" (2016) 1:02 (USA)

xfinity "Beautifully Bilingual" (2016) 1:02 (USA)

In this spot a man becomes two men and walks toward camera speaking in English on the right side and Spanish on the left side. He tells us the world he envisions has no division, which is ironic since he has literally separated from himself in this spot.

 

Post-election backlash: A tale of two brands

Half of the American population who voted are either reading this in the fetal position or literally rioting in the streets over democracy. The other half of the American voting population are either gloating, or doing cartwheels.

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Sabo "moving sale" parody billboards taunt anti-Trump celebrities

We had the pleasure of chatting with SABO about his street art; "Search and Destroy - the art of SABO, so we were expecting high level sarcasm and political posters from him during this election cycle.

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Ben and Jerry's "One Sweet World" (2016) 2:05 (UK)

Ben and Jerry's "One Sweet World" (2016) 2:05 (UK)

You're not the only sweet cherry in a world full of sour lemons. Even sour lemons can be sweet and respond to your cherry sweetness and we can all get along is the moral of this lovely animated story from Ben and Jerry's Europe.

 

Coca-Cola creates selfie bottle.

Now there's no reason to spoil the moment when you want to drink some Coke, because Coke created a bottle that allows you to snap a selfie while you drink. This pice of drinkable tech made its debut at Israel's Summer Love event.

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bol.com "The Impossible Signing sessions" (2016) :30 (Belgium)

bol.com  "The Impossible Signing sessions" (2016) :30 (Belgium)

Interesting idea here for i.com. Every year Antwerp has a huge book fair. A lot of people don't treat it as a place to discover books, but to collect signatures of the authors who sign them.

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