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Lord's Prayer ad by Church of England refused by Cinemas

Lord's Prayer ad by Church of England refused by Cinemas

Odd ad "ban" of the week, though it is not a ban just a refusal to air it. The Church of England planned to air this ad at showings of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens", but Digital Cinema Media has refused to run it.

 

New York Lottery "Holiday Wishes" (2015) :30 (USA)

New York Lottery "Holiday Wishes" (2015) :30 (USA)

"Two words: Speed Boat." That's all I gotta say about that. Have to love anthropomorphizing ornaments.

 

HRT "Hidden Powers of Arto" (2015) 1:00 (Finland)

HRT "Hidden Powers of Arto" (2015) 1:00 (Finland)

Arto has hidden powers Not only can he somehow, some way, get a lower fair when traveling on Helsinki Region Transport's bus system, but-- he has the power to stop the bus.* This spot is so hilarious, it reminds me of those 1970's "true science fiction," specials o

 

SOS Children’s Villages "A like is not enough" (2015) :30 (Finland)

SOS Children’s Villages "A like is not enough" (2015) :30 (Finland)

This spot tells the story of two kids who aren't growing up in a loving home, who hide behind the curtains from a parent who enters the house. Across the way in the neighboring apartment building, a woman sees them and gives them the like sign.

 

Barnes and Noble "You'll never know who you'll meet" (2015) 1:01 (USA)

Barnes and Noble "You'll never know who you'll meet" (2015) 1:01 (USA)

Last year Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett went shopping at H&M Now they're singing through a bookstore. Isn't it grand to live in their world?

 

Vitus Apotek - The Daily Ritual - (2015) :30 (Norway)

Vitus Apotek - The Daily Ritual - (2015) :30 (Norway)

Skin care is certainly not a "ladies only" thing, and to make their point Norwegian pharmacy VitusApotek shows us a man going through the nightly ritual of washing his face. This being Norway though, he's a black metal rocker of some sort. Of course.

 

Denny's - A Very Slammy Christmas (2015) :60 (USA)

Denny's - A Very Slammy Christmas (2015) :60 (USA)

Denny’s Diner have created these holiday-themed episodes of its hit branded content series; “The Grand Slams.” Denny’s have also built a very Elf Yourself-esque website called www.JamWiththeSlams.com, where you can create your very

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