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  • McDonald's - Dreamy Leamy (2017) :30 (Ireland)
    McDonald's - Dreamy Leamy (2017) :30 (Ireland)

    At McDonald's, sharing some chicken McNuggets with her daughter mom runs into "Dreamy Leamy" the teacher. Awkward.

  • Sizzer Amsterdam produces music for new Audi A4 pacesetter

    The new global Audi A4 ad, ‘Pacesetter, launches today with music produced by Sizzer Amsterdam.

  • RTÉ "TV License: Jarleth" (2014) :50 (Ireland)

    *cue sad piano* For just 13 Euro a month you can pay the gov't for your TV license. Because if you don't you'll be fined, or worse, end up like Jarleth here. Funny stuff.

  • Airport! And again!

    Airport inspiration - European creatives seem to travel a lot.

    Two sets of posters executing the same idea.

  • Paint by numbers - easy as 1-2-3

    Many thanx to Dalbir, another funky adlist member, who spotted these twins. Did you know by the way, that them colorcharts are a *really* good source of inspiration?

  • Preem vs Good Guys Auto.

    This is the most blatant ripoff that I have seen so far!
    Note that even the lines are more or less directly translated, as in " It's an american car.." vs "It smells Swedish..".

    The good guys auto ads was in the 1995 Communication Arts Annual, and I'm sure they won a nice bunch of addy, andy, beffie bessie, clio and other assorted awards.





On fixing digital ad fraud: If not now, when?

At the end of December 2014, the Association of National Advertisers and White Ops released

AUTOMATICA 4k - Robots Vs. Music - Nigel Stanford (2017) 4:15 (New Zealand)
AUTOMATICA 4k - Robots Vs. Music - Nigel Stanford (2017) 4:15 (New Zealand)

Nigel Standford is an electronic musician who blends music and science.

ZonaJobs - Roberto the "Anti-Millennial" (2017) :60 (Argentina)
ZonaJobs - Roberto the "Anti-Millennial" (2017) :60 (Argentina)

Meet Roberto. He may be good at his job, but he is not hip. He is not a millennial. He is the kind of guy who does not work from home, because there's either home or the office. No home-office.

H&M "The Fall Collection" (2017) 2:30 (UK)
H&M "The Fall Collection" (2017) 2:30 (UK)

Naomi Campbell stars in this kooky spot for H&M's new fall collection that is one big karaoke video shot in Tokyo.

Autotrader | Shop All the Cars (2017) :30 (USA)
Autotrader | Shop All the Cars (2017) :30 (USA)

This ad for Auto Trader does a great job of showcasing the sheer scope of cars available on the service.

Zona Jobs "Anti-Millennial" (2017) 1:00 (Argentina)
Zona Jobs "Anti-Millennial" (2017) 1:00 (Argentina)

"The job has changed, but the place to look for one is still the same." Great direction for this spot featuring the hapless Roberto who is getting aged out of his job thanks to the encroachment of


Canada and Australia have a lot in common.

You might have noticed that I mention the canadians teabaggers here once in a while, well, some hawkeyed ranter in that online forum has discovered yet another rip-off.

Now it's the Molson Rant that has been ripped off by Fosters Australia.

Try as you might, you could not avoid the avalanche of popularity the Molson Canadian Beer ad "The Rant" got this spring.

It was avidly written about in the tradepress, gossiped about in the regular Canadian press, and it even had it's own tail of urban myths.
Here are the two ads side by side. What do you think happened, divine inspiration or were someones noses buried too deep in the tradepress? And we're not the only ones to notice the non-difference, even the Australian news has raised an eyebrow.

Carlton United Breweries vice-president of marketing Paul Kennedy denied the brewery had stolen the idea, but admitted the Molson ads were an "inspiration". Oh, OK, that clears that up. So that's what it's called, eh?

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