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Starbucks newspaper ad plays off placement

Starbucks ran this ad in The Times in the UK on the paper's puzzle page.

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Andrex ad causes stink but avoids bannage

The UK's Advertising Standards Agency today rejected 62 complaints over three Andrex Toilet Wipe Ads. They said the ads, by J. Walter Thompson, were meant to be funny and not offensive. The ads appeared in the Daily Telegraph, the Guardian, the Daily Mail, the London Evening Standard and the Sunday Times.

See more for one of the newspaper ads.

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Greenpeace points finger at Ford

An ad that ran on Wednesday for Greenpeace in UK newspapers takes a well aimed stab at Ford.

With gas-guzzling 4x4s, the Kyoto Agreement (or lack thereof), reducing carbon emissions etc. are all hot-topics in the national press at the moment.

Activists Greenpeace make excellent use of their (donated) space to raise their point about the damage of "fashion" versus environmental issues.

Using the famous, iconic Model T Ford attracts the reader's eye, and the expansive use of white space, helps focus the reader on the key points.

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Rubbish ads for the ASA

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) in the UK has begun an awareness campaign aimed at consumers to inform them of who to complain to about bad ads.

Today the campaign breaks with TV, banner ads, posters and print. The ads were developed by Columns Design and director Michael Keillor.

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Toucan returns to Guinness ads

AMV BBDO has brought back the toucan to Guinness advertising. The ads have begun running in newspapers and outdoor around the UK.

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Stella Artois ads make you think

This summer, Stella Artois been running a campaign in magazines, newspapers and outdoor, supporting their "Live Film" initiative. The ads are like a "Where's Waldo" of film trivia. All portray typically English scenes that have been invaded by characters, props and scenarios from classic films. Each of the three ads contains approximately 20 films.

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Virgin Trains - Return of the train -(2005) 0:90 (UK)

Virgin Trains - Return of the train -(2005) 0:90 (UK)
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It takes balls to sell un-hairy men

Perhaps it's yet another one of those metrosexual things, but these days even men must shave - everywhere. How do you sell such a delicate idea? Read more to see how Remington and Philips are currently advertising the clean look in UK mens magazines.

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Ladies, this ad knows you

Spotted this rather nice press-ad for Bodyform. Normally a very drab category with recycled ideas and little insight this ad show that the authors know what it's like to be wearing a skimpy bikini and frolicking in the water.

Shame that the pack-shot is seemingly 'glued' on, with such a harsh color and strong shadow on it, ruins the otherwise nice typographic look of the ad IMHO.

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Cute art Direction for London Transport poster

In the UK, art direction with an idea is still king, as evident in this 48-sheet poster for a client as drab as the London Transport authority (that's the underground & buses to you and me) announcing something as boring as a fine.

The delish ad that began running as 48-sheet billboards on valentines day.

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