Videos

Mr Bean: You’re Not You When You’re Hungry

During the X-Factor on Saturday evening a brand new ad was aired for Snickers, featuring the one and only, Mr. Bean. It’s filmed in Mandarin with English subtitles featuring Rowan Atkinson (Mr. Bean) who was last seen in an advert over 18 years ago. The suitably funny ad shows Mr. Bean as a Kung Fu master who isn’t particuarly feeling his usual self until he eats a Snickers bar.

The campaign is still using the same slogan “you’re not you when you’re hungry” and follows on from their previous advert starring Joan Collins.

I personally believe seeing Mr.Bean pop up on our TV screens being his usual clumsy self will be a welcomed occasion, although he has a slight ‘Marmite’ presence, it goes exceptionally well with the brand and style of advert. It comes from ad agency AMV BBDO, who believe Mr. Beans’ iconic and well recognised character will really boost the brand globally.

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A Very Different Ad For The World Cup

I stumbled across this video on Adweek and admittedly just watched it without reading the article with it, so my reaction was pure shock and I was left feeling pretty uncomfortable. Although, I believe this is a good thing as it will get viewers attention and leave them with food for thought. With so much hype around the World Cup, countries, footballers and matches it’s easy to forget or not realise the darker side to it, which I feel this PSA ad does effectively. For more information visit Tender.org.uk

Girl Fakes Period In New HelloFlo Ad

HelloFlo are back with another hilarious advert. If you didn’t see their last advert around a year ago then you must go and watch it too as it’s equally as funny – I even wrote a post on it!

The ad is comical genius and as they regularly use the word period/vagina/uterus it makes the whole topic a little less taboo and squeamish! It’s obviously very “American” styled but at the end of the day you can’t help but laugh, plus it helps promotes HelloFlo’s subscription package service in a very memorable way.

Are You Trying Too Hard On Social Media?

Ever wondered whether you’re trying too hard or not trying hard enough when it comes to your posts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram? Well now thanks to Axe you can find out..

Axe (known as Lynx here in the U.K) has created a smart website called the Social Effort Scale, which analyses your social media posts and calculates your efforts. The video itself explains the whole process and background story with a good use of humour. It’s also pretty hard to not cringe when they list common hashtags used by guys, as I am pretty sure we have all seen these hashtags more than once on Instagram!

The Social Effort Scale is part of the campaign launch of Axe’s new Matte Effect line of hair products (in case you were wondering?). Apart from being pretty interesting I have to say the whole design of the website is seriously impressive, plus it’s dead easy to navigate and has all sorts of different areas to explore.
Unfortunately, my scores were not the best when it came to Instagram, scoring +369, which basically means I am trying far too hard – ooops! When it came to Twitter my score was a little lower being, +281 and it made it clear I didn’t try hard enough with some of my Tweets although a number of them were regarded as effortless..

So, if you fancy finding out your own scores then pop over to the Social Effort Scale to discover and explore how you’re doing on social media!

It’s Hard To Believe This Ad Is For Tesco Fashion

Just under a week ago this very advert appeared on my TV screen and as soon as I looked up, I couldn’t look away until it finished. I was sat guessing which brand it was for, my guesses being BooHoo or H&M due to the on-trend clothing, beautiful models and vibrant music. It’s safe to say I was pretty gob-smacked when the F&F and Tesco logo’s popped up on to the screen!

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Personally, I have never brought clothes from Tesco before but to be honest if I was in a Tesco and had a few minutes to spare I think I would wander over to the F&F Clothing section and have a cheeky ganders. This is all to do with this very advert and after scrolling through Tweets on Twitter it seems I’m not the only one who was surprised and enjoyed the advert too and I think we can safely predict a growing increase of interest and customers.

Over the last year Tesco’s advertising on the whole has been pretty impressive as well as their witty social media presence. I have even wrote two articles on two previous adverts, one being the “Love Every Mouthful” and the second being the incredibly funny “There’s Nothing Funny About Tesco Mobile”.

I believe their recent advertising campaigns have really made them stand out from the competition meaning people view them in a different light. One thing I am starting to really admire them for too is their social media presence, as their Twitter accounts often provide some good entertainment and banter:

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Twerking, Classically.

Twerking has pretty much been everywhere over the last few months but I never thought I would see it teamed up with classical music. Never. The key to this video is to watch it the whole way through (which I’m sure for many it won’t be that difficult) but if you really can’t bear just under three minutes of twerking and dancing then skip to 2.42 and you’ll pretty amazed by what the video has to say.

It really grabbed my attention and I was thoroughly impressed with it. I can safely say I have never listened to 3 minutes of classical music before and to be honest don’t really plan to, so I was surprised when I realised that I had actually just sat there for 3 minutes and listened to it.

Lets face it classical music doesn’t get the most attention when it comes to music genres and is often seen as music for the older generations so I think by using the new dance phase of ‘twerking’ it’s definitely going to get audiences attention!

#NoBystanders

Powerful Anti-Bullying Campaign

This powerful anti-bullying video comes from Stonewall, who are the largest British charity for lesbian, gay, bisexual equality. The campaign, which was created by ad agency The Gate London, encourages people to stand up to bullying and abusive language.

Admittedly, it’s the first advert in a while that truly grabbed all of my attention within seconds. To hear ‘name calling’ in playground is something we are all well aware of but having to sit and watch it makes you feel slightly uncomfortable. You soon realise this kind of behaviour stays with us as we grow and it’s clear too many people don’t even realise what they are saying or the consequences their little comments have.

Since it was realised last Friday, there has been a lot of conversation about the video online, especially on Twitter. If you head over to the campaigns website you will see they are encouraging individuals to sign a pledge that they will never be a bystander.

Plus, a number of ‘famous faces’ are getting involved too, signing the pledge:

stonewall pledge

See the conversation for yourself and check out their Twitter page, @stonewalluk or even better sign the pledge yourself!

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