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Currys - Spare the Act / Jeff Goldblum / Movies - (2015) :90 (UK)

Currys - Spare the Act / Jeff Goldblum / Movies - (2015) :90 (UK)

Jeff Goldblum has a long career as ad spokesperson in the UK, where they've used his trademarked rambling to sell "all the sugar turns to alcohol" beer to anything else.

 

Change Please "Good Coffee Doing Good" (2015) 1:00 (UK)

Change Please "Good Coffee Doing Good" (2015) 1:00 (UK)

Cool idea backed by the founder of Big Issue magazine, John Bird, and social entrepreneur Cemal Ezel. While homeless people sell Big Issue magazine, this goes one step further by teaching them how to be baristas, selling coffee from mobile espresso machines.

 

Arla "White Wednesdays" (2015) :45 (UK)

Arla "White Wednesdays" (2015) :45 (UK)

Arla farmers don't just milk the cows, but they own the company. Because Arla is a farmer-owned cooperative. So they're creating #WhiteWednesdays and encouraging the British buying public to buy Arla, Because 100% of the profits go to the farmers.

 

SmartEnergyGB - A Requim for meters - (full version)

SmartEnergyGB - A Requim for meters - (full version)

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra plays instruments made from analog gas and electricity meters, in Abbey Road Studios, in this ad for SmartEnergyGB. They're introducing smartmeters and are giving the old meters a royal sendoff.

 

A Requiem For Meters - behind the scenes at Abbey Road

A Requiem For Meters - behind the scenes at Abbey Road

"A Requiem for Meters" had members of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra perform a symphony on custom-made instruments, repurposed from old gas and electricity meters welded together.

 

Lifecake "Me and My Bear" (2015) :15 (UK)

Lifecake "Me and My Bear" (2015) :15 (UK)

Lifecake is an app acquired by Canon this year. It allows people to store their kid's photos in one place to friends and family alike can see them.

 

Here Now "100% Possible" (2015) 1:45 (UK)

Here Now "100% Possible" (2015) 1:45 (UK)

Here Now is a non-profit organization working towards clean energy. This ad was set to coincide with COP21 which starts next week in Paris. It asks people to imagine what the world would be like if innovators hadn't become innovators.

 

Paddy Power - "Pocket Jostle" - (2015) :30 (UK)

Paddy Power - "Pocket Jostle" - (2015) :30 (UK)

Juvenile humor rules when the insight about the new Paddy Power app being so simple to use you don't even have to look at your phone, is translated to an ad full of people tugging in their pockets.

 

Hugo Boss "Runway Edition" (2015) :45 (UK)

Hugo Boss  "Runway Edition" (2015) :45 (UK)

To promote its new line of fragrances, Not to Scale London collaborated with Grey to produce a sleek, animated commercial.

 

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.

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