The Muppets Giant Crumpet Show

Warburtons is the latest brand to take the Christmas ad limelight, combining its crumpets with…

The Muppets.

This groovy foot-tapping advert features everyone’s favourite Muppet characters, reinventing their classic theme tune to celebrate Warburtons’ new giant crumpet range.

Incorporating cups of tea, Coronation Street, and the Arndale Centre, the ad also pays homage to British culture, helping it to become a particular favourite in Manchester.

Kermit himself said: “It’s the thickest and fluffiest production we’ve ever done, we held nothing back, and I’m proud to say no Giant Crumpets were harmed during the making of this advert.”

Watch (or sing along) to the ad below and let us know what you think of it.

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Google Seat View

Virgin America has teamed up with Google for a new campaign, which lets you explore the company’s Airbus A320 before you even set foot on it.

Google Seat View has been set up at bus shelters around the United States, inviting people to tap the interactive ads to find out more about what Virgin America has to offer flyers, including seating areas and the perks of First Class.

Supported by digital ad banners, the campaign aims to show passengers that ‘what you see is what you fly’, providing a true sense of the experience that can be hard to imagine when viewing a standard ad.

Explore the ad here and let us know what you think of it – could this idea be applied to other products?

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A lonely little horse

Amazon Prime’s new ad sees a little Shetland Pony introduced to a field of horses – who run away from him.

The clever ad combines cuteness with Sonny & Cher’s ‘Little Man’, telling the story of the poor little pony as he tries to make friends with the horses… until his owner makes the most of Amazon Prime’s delivery service.

Find out how she saves the little horse from a life of loneliness by watching the ad below – tell us if you think it’s a worthy successor to Flash the dog.

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Taco Bell celebrates emoji with social campaign

Did you know there is now a taco emoji?

This has naturally pleased American brand Taco Bell, which has been campaigning for a taco emoji since last year and has now launched its own ‘taco emoji engine’.

The ‘taco emoji engine’ invites Taco Bell’s followers to tweet the new digital sticker with another emoji, which the brand will mash up to create a brand new image.

Taco Bell has created 600 pieces of unique content for the campaign, supplemented by its Pop Art packaging in stores, which it is hoping customers will share on Instagram.

Find out more about Taco Bell’s fun campaign here and tell us what you think of it.

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Snapchat: the next big thing for agencies?

Facebook. Twitter. LinkedIn. Instagram.

These are all social networks that both brands and agencies use every day to connect with their audiences – but what about Snapchat?

A new article by Adweek suggests that agencies are turning to Snapchat, which describes itself as ‘the best way to reach 13 to 34 year olds’.

Made for mobile, Snapchat allows users to create ‘snaps’, which are shared with friends in real-time and are viewable for up to ten seconds.

It also lets you create ‘stories’ created from snaps, which are viewable for 24 hours, and offer more potential to agencies and brands to get their content out there, while the time limit encourages a more experimental approach to what they produce.

Find out more about how Snapchat is on the rise for agencies here.

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Avoid #GiftFace with Harvey Nichols’ Christmas ad

It truly is the season of giving, if the launch of the big Christmas ads is anything to go by.

But while some of them try to tug our heartstrings, one of our favourites comes from Harvey Nichols, advising us on how to avoid Gift Face.

The one-minute ad lets us experience the awkwardness of a woman giving her best Gift Face as she’s presented with a range of unwanted Christmas presents, including an awful jumper and a doorstop dictionary.

The high-end retailer finishes the spot with some of its products which would hopefully avoid the Gift Face phenomenon.

Watch the ad below and tell us how you’ll be avoiding Gift Face this year.

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