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  • 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.

  • Bang! Bang! You're Copied!

    The old "when women have guns aim at the family jewels" visual gag, executed almost identically on two separate posters..


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

FIOS "Good neighbor" (2017) 1:00 (USA)
FIOS "Good neighbor" (2017) 1:00 (USA)

In this spot which premiered during the Emmys, one of the stars on Stranger Things is a "helpful," neighbor who tells everyone about FIOS.

Grand Prix press and Outdoor - Saatchi Club med.

Saatchi & Saatchi's (UK) racy campaign for Club 18-30 was awarded the Press Grand Prix at the Press & Outdoor awards ceremony at the Palais des Festivals. "Sexual acts" - The intricately art-directed print campaign features scenes of vacationing 20-somethings.

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