Old Spices introduces ‘Legendary Man’

Old Spice has added a new character to its advertising mix: ‘Legendary Man’.

Known for its iconic ads, Old Spice has launched its new range of washes, ‘Hardest Working Collection’, with its latest short film.

Using the tagline ‘Legendary Protection for Legendary Men’, the ad sees a man achieving the impossible: playing tennis while blindfolded – and riding a whale.

See what it takes to be a ‘Legendary Man’ below and let us know what you think of the ad.

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Specsavers Fawlty Car

Specsavers has reinvented a classic scene from one of Britain’s best-loved sitcoms, Fawlty Towers.

The new ad promotes Specsavers’ discount for its over 60s customers, throwing a bit of comedy nostalgia into the mix.

With John Cleese reprising his role as Basil Fawlty, the hilarious TV ad sees the iconic character take out his frustration on his car – but unfortunately for him, his eyesight isn’t quite what it used to be…

Watch the brilliant ad below and tell us what you think of it – should other classic TV characters collaborate with brands?

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Ladybird launches subversive books for adults

Educational Ladybird Books helped guide us all through childhood, educating us on dinosaurs, King Arthur, and even water.

But now Ladybird has changed its tack somewhat with a new series of books for adults, with lashings of dark humour and cynicism.

If you want to solve a horrible hangover, navigate a midlife crisis, or even get on the dating scene, the new books reflect just some of the challenges of modern adult life.

And in an inspired twist, author Joel Morris made the most of Ladybird’s archive of images dating back to 1940s, adding another layer of subversion to the series.

Find out more about the new adult Ladybird Books here and tell us what you think of them.

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Barbie’s inspiring new ad

Barbie has gone back to its roots with an adorable new campaign.

The ad, ‘Imagine The Possibilities’, shows unsuspecting adults reacting to young girls acting out their dream jobs as teachers, football coaches, and even vets.

The idea behind the ad was to return to the essence of the brand, empowering young girls to follow their dreams.

Watch the video below and let us know if you think it’s inspirational.

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Kermit gets set up in fun new ad

A fun new ad sees one of our favourite Muppets get ‘set up’.

The brilliant video covers the romantic ups and downs between Kermit and Miss Piggy, ahead of their new Muppets TV show airing this autumn.

Featuring a range of American celebrities and Miss Piggy at her outrageous best, the ad also promotes the Emmys and Audi’s new hybrid car – quite a feat for a four minute spot.

Watch the ad below and tell us if you’ll be tuning in to the new show.

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Quirky ads celebrating ‘smarter shopping’

Jet.com has created fifty weird and wonderful real-time ads based on its users’ online shopping carts.

The personalised videos referenced shoppers’ purchases in often surreal ways, with barbershop quartets, a man in an owl mask, and turtles all joining in with the fun.

Incredibly, some of the short films were turned around in mere minutes, thanks to the production team’s conveyor belt style, which was aided by a comedy writer and an improv troupe.

Watch one of the crazy clips below and see the others here. Let us know which ones you like.

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Can dogs read?

A fun new ad by Castor & Pollux Natural Petworks takes a look at an age-old question: can dogs read? 

The star of the advert is an adorable Old English Sheepdog. Orders like ‘roll over and we will give you a bag of treats’ appear on the screen, but gain no reaction from the dog – except a very clueless face.

The ad’s strapline reveals the punchline: ‘They can’t read ingredients, you can’, emphasising that as an owner, you are in control of what they eat.

Brighten up your day – watch the ad below.

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