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125 Top TV Ads (2008 – 2014)

Some of the best TV ads from 2008 to 2014
Compiled by Ed Mahony of Newsdrilldigital.com 2014
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2014

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Schwartz: The Sound of Taste
Colourful, exploding food ingredients in slow motion. Agency: Grey, London



New Zealand Transportation Agency: Mistakes
Time stops as the drivers get out of the car to discuss their driving before time resumes and their cars collide. Agency: Clemenger BBDO, New Zealand



Bell’s Whisky: The Reader
Illiterate father learns to read in order to read his son’s book. King James. Agency: King James, Cape Town



Old Spice: Mom Song
Mothers sing lament as Old Spice wins their sons away from their mothers to their girlfriends Agency: Wieden + Kennedy, Portland


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Smart Fortwo – Offroad
Cheeky, little car, offroad. Comes into its own onroad / parking etc. Agency: BBDO, Berlin



Honda: Hands
One Honda product turns into another in clever and funny use of animation Agency: Wieden + Kennedy, London, UK



Volvo Trucks: The Epic Split feat. Van Damme
Jean-Claude Van Damme does the splits between two lorries reversing backwards to the music of Enya. Agency: Forsman Bodenfors, Sweden



Orange: Being there
Grandfather, father and son set off on a difficult, epic journey across South Africa to the World Cup. Agency: Marcel, Paris



ESPN: Michael Jordan
Man with Michael Jordan name is given the cold-shoulder by people when they realise he isn’t the famous Michael Jordan until he meets the famous Michael Jordan. Agency: Wieden + Kennedy, New York



Le Trefle: Emma
Husband has an iPad solution for everything. Except for when he runs out of toilet paper (his wife passes an iPad under the door with virtual toilet roll). Agency: Leo Burnett Paris, France



Chipotle: The Scarecrow
Scarecrow journeys through the modern world of food production and sales and feels sad after his experiences of it. Sets up his own healthy food stand ending on a happy note. Agency: CAA Marketing



Omega Watches: Co-Axial World
Futuristic, mechanical-like animation to reflect omega watches. Agency: HMNS, Milan



Fiat: Hero Hug
Superhero comic animations, with real-life superhero seatbelts for children. Agency: Leo Burnett Tailor Made, Brazil



66 Degrees NORTH: Jacket
Two men inside a warm coat with warmth and comfort. Agency: Grabarz & Partner, Hamburg



Kalahari.com: Taken Aweigh
Two different movie dialogues spliced together for funny effect. Agency: JWT, Cape Town



Alia2: Alia2
Boy pretends to be a superhero. Superheroes like this don’t exist. But supervillains do. Ad against child abuse. Agency: TBWA, Barcelona



DISH Network: Tiny Beer
Men watching mobile TV in park with miniature fridge, beer and nachos. Agency: Barton F. Graf 9000, New York



Southern Comfort: Beach
Middle-aged man walks very casually across beach. Agency: Wieden + Kennedy, New York



Tang: Lucas’ table
An exciting way to eat and drink at the table with lots of lively and colourful contraptions. Agency: Ogilvy & Mather, Argentina



Galaxy Chocolate: Audrey Hepburn
Audrey Hepburn look-alike takes a ride in a car, eating a bar of Galaxy chocolate. Agency: AMV BBDO, London



Norregade: Goth
Embarrassed to smile she can’t help it as she chews on this sweets. Agency: LoweFriends, Denmark



Robinsons Orange Squash: Pals
Father and son playing as if best friends. Agency: BBH, London



Lurpak: Weave your magic
Women cooking in her kitchen with lots of clever, neat shots. Agency: Wieden + Kennedy, New York



ECRE (European Council on Refugees and Exiles): Bloody stairs
Red on steps to aeroplane door turns out not to be a (red) carpet but blood. Agency: McCann Paris



IKEA: Start something new
Man goes on adventure with his char. Agency: S,C,P,F Spain



States United to Prevent Gun Violence
Man, ineffectively, fires musket-type rifle with the caption: ‘Guns have changed, shouldn’t our gun laws’. Agency: Grey, New York



Coca-Cola: Security Cameras
Security cameras of life in general on the streets, happy, crazy, romantic etc. Agency: Wunderman, Argentina


2012

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Back to the Start: Chipotle (USA)
2012 Cannes Film Grand Prix winner – farmer returns to sustainable methods Agency: Nexus CREATIVE ARTISTS AGENCY (Los Angeles)



Canal+ The Bear (France)
Cannes 2012 Film Craft Grand Prix – a passionate bear directs a film after watching endless films as a bear rug Agency: BETc Euro RSCG



BGH Air Conditioner: Dad’s Briefs (Argentina)
Cannes 2012 Film Gold Lion – excruciating moments of men in underpants Agency: Del Campo Nazca Saatchi & Saatchi (Argentina)



Best Job: Proctor & Gamble (USA)
Cannes 2012 Gold Film Craft – Mothers and success at the Olympics. Agency: Wieden + Kennedy, Portland



Guardian Open Journalism: Three Little Pigs (UK)
Cannes 2012 Film and Film Craft Gold – how the Guardian would cover the story of the Three Little Pigs. Agency: BBH



Coordown Onlus ‘Cartasi for integration day’ (Italy)
Cannes 2012 Film Gold Lion – Down’s syndrome: inclusiveness Agency: Saatchi & Saatchi (Milan)



Lurpak Butter: Rainbow (UK)
Cannes 2012 Film Craft Gold Lion – Colourful, lively shots of food being chopped up, mashed and so on to the voice of Rutger Hauer. Agency: Weiden + Kennedy (London)



Peres Center For Blood ‘Peace Relations’ (Israel)
Cannes 2012 Film Gold Lion – sharing, instead of spilling, blood. Agency: Baumann Ber Rivnay Saatchi & Saatchi, Ramat Gan



Guinness St Patrick’s Day (UK)
Farmer using his sheepdog to herd a group of men to a pub for Guinness. Agency: Abbot Mead Vickers/BBDO (London)



Dortitos Dip Desperado (UK)
Cannes 2012 Film Gold Lion – Professional Dorito flicker. Agency: Abbots Mead Vickers BBDO (London)


Direct TV: Look Alikes (Argentina)
What a baby looks like after looking like so many people Agency: Young & Rubicam (Buenos Aires)



Direct TV: Charlie Sheen (USA)
Cannes 2012 Film Gold Lion – how to avoid having to talk to Charlie Sheen about Platoon. Agency: Grey (New York)



Google Chrome – An Awesome World (USA)
Man self publishes a children’s book and it becomes a world-wide success Agency: BBH (New York)



IKEA Playin’ with my Friends (UK)
Giant toys help children lay the table for a party. Agency: Mother (London)



Joe FM: Your Greatest Hits (Belgium).
Police too busy listening to radio to chase criminalsy



Canal Digital: The Man Who Lived in a Film (Norway)
Man in ordinary-day life keeps popping up in film scenes. Agency: Try Apt (Norway)



Hahn SuperDry (Australia)
Cannes 2012 Film Gold Lion – how manliness is packed into a can Agency: Publicis Mogo (Sydney)



The American Red Cross: Stuff 
Instead of being so focused on stuff – things – in house etc, focus more on gift aid to those who need it Agency: BBDO (New York)



Unicef Child Abuse Prevention: Costume (Chile)
Boy plays with furniture that he uses to protect himself from abuse Agency: Ogilvy & Mather (Chile)



Apple iPad Mini: Piano (USA)
Like playing on a real electronic piano. Agency: TBWAMedia Arts Labs


Orange: Surf as fast as you can think, 2 (France)
Guys plans his future in an instant on his mobile. Agency: Publicis Conseil (Paris)



Fundacion Origen – Table (Mexico)
Realistic look at domestic violence. Agency: Y&R Mexico



Call of Duty, Black Ops 2: Surprise (USA)
Agency: 72andSunny



Johnnie Walker: Keep on Walking (Brazil)
Giant earth man wakes. Agency: NEOGAMA/BBH



Quebec Automobile Insurance Corporation: Messages (Canada)
History of messaging and dangers of text messaging on mobile. Agency: Lg2



Rolling Stone Magazine: Back to Rock (Italy)
Illustration – getting back to rock. Agency: DLV BBDO (Milan)


2011

 

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Nike: Write the Future (The Netherlands)
Lions Grand Prix winner. Set a record for the most views of a viral ad in its debut week. Agency: W+K (London and Amsterdam)



Heineken: Entrance (The Netherlands)
Cannes Lions Gold – The ultimate party entrance. Agency: W+K Amsterdam



Volkswagen Force (USA)
Cannes Lions Gold – boy thinks he’s Darth Vader. Agency: DeutSch INC. Los Angeles



Chrysler Born of Fire (USA)
Cannes Lions Gold – Homage to Detroit. Agency: Wieden + Kennedy Portland



Skittles Touch Cage Cop (Canada)
Cannes Lions Gold. Audience fingers playing a starring role in the ad. Agency: BBDO Canada



Novartis: Classroom Craft (Switzerland)
Cannes Lions Gold. ‘You look dumber with your mouth open’ Agency: Saatchi and Saatchi (Switzerland)



Google Demo Slam: Chubby Bunny (USA)
Cannes Lions Gold. Agency: Joahannes Leonard New York



Amis Office (Mexico)
Cannes Lions Gold. Accidents which occur when people thinking about something else Agency: Ogilvy Mexico Central Films



Deep Silver Dead Island Trailor (Germany)
Cannes Lions Gold. Videogame highlight: family attacked by zombies on island. Agency: Deep Silver



Ntt docomo Xylophone (Japan)
Ball runs down wooden track playing music in style of a xylophone. Cannes Lions Silver. Agency: Drill Tokyo


Volkswagen Translator (Brazil)
Clever ad in which the driver of the car is actually doing the sign language realtime. Agency: ALMAPBBDO Sao Paulo



Braun Hairmoticons (Germany)
Hair emoticons film. Agency: BBDO Germany



Magner’s Bees (UK)
Orchards are pollinated by a beard of bees. Agency: The Red Brick Road, London



Cravendale Milk: Cats with Thumbs (UK)
What cats could do if they had thumbs. Agency: Wieden + Kennedy London



Warburton’s Celebration (UK)
Celebration after the millionth loaf of bread emerges from the oven. Agency: Rainey Kelly Campbell Roalfe / Y&R London



Logitech Kevin Bacon Fan (USA)
Agency: Goody Silverstein & Partners San Francisco



BGH Nose-a-meter (Argentina)
Agency: Del Campo Nazca SAATCHI and SAATCHI Buenos Aires



Febreze Restaurante (USA)
‘Happy Restaurant Experiment’ Agency: Grey New York



Snickers: Focus Group (USA)
Sharks like the taste of people who have just eaten new Snickers Peanut Butter Squared. Agency: BBDO New York



HBO Yacht (USA)
Piece on cliches in crime dramas. Agency: BBDO New York


Sony Einstein (Argentina)
Look at what is happening around the setting of a famous photo – in this ad, Einstein. Agency: Del Campo Nazca SAATCHI & SAATCHI



Car One: Love Story (Argentina)
TV car ad taking place amidst a dramatic love story. Agency: Leo Burnett Argentina


2010

 

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Old Spice: The man your man could smell like (USA)
Just the blog reactions below, alone, speak for the phenomenal success of this ad. Agency: Wieden + Kennedy, Portland



AT&T, Blackberry Torch: Rollercoaster (USA)
Business becomes fun as business people travel in bumber cars instead of cars Agency: BBDO New York



East Coast Trains: Miniature prices, Museum (UK) 
Stop motion animation. Man knocks over dinosaur skeleton in museum. Agency: Dentsu London, UK



Panasonic Viera 3D: Gun (Chile)
Really looks like man with gun is real until his arm fall out of the TV screen. Agency: Lobo, Santiago, Chile



Nestle Nescafe: Frappe (Czech Republic)
Stop motion animation. Eccentric robot makes a Frappe. Agency: McCann Erickson, Prague



Turkish Airlines – Turks are flying (Turkey)
Basketball players throwing ball through hoop whilst skydiving. Agency: Rabarba, Ä°stanbul, Turkey



SSRP: Embrace life (UK)
‘Always wear your seatbelt’ – strong message – original and touching Agency: Alexander



Tropicana: Arctic Sun (Canada)
Expectation, and excitement, of viewing the artic sun. Agency: BBDO Toronto



WWF: Monkey (Australia)
Monkey returns to Earth after years in space. Agency: Leo Burnett Sydney



Canal+: iPhone (France)
Couple in a romantic moment when floor suddenly slants as if they are on a ship. Agency: Betc Euro Rscg, Paris


The League of Minnesota Cities, OutsidetheOx.org: Props (US)
Stop-motion animation depicting life in Minnesota, and asking for ideas and contributions about how to safeguard the future of the state Agency: Fairly Painless Advertising, Holland, MI, USA



DieHard Battery: DieHard Battery vs. Gary Numan (USA)
Gary Numan plays an orchestra of cars. Agency: Y&R Chicago



Vonage Telephone Service: Rattle (USA)
Two men talking to each other cheek-to-cheek, one standing on the floor, the other on the celing. Agency: TBWACHIATDAY New York



SBS: Film (Australia)
Stop-motion animation – characters bring life to a cinema with their film. Agency: US Sydney, Australia



Volkswagen: Think blue (Germany)
Animation on driving and activities in general to help save the encironment. Production: BM8, Hamburg



UBank: Actress (Australia)
Stop motion depicting an actress / entrepreneur on the rise. Agency: Three Drunk Monkeys, Australia



Zydus Cadila Sugar Free D’Lite: Buttons (India)
Buttons stop flying off in a bar after drinking a drink with lower calories. Agency: Rediffusion Y&R, India



Bank Coop: Evolution (Switzerland)
Stop motion animation. Evolution of man in the form of a bank note. Agency: Agency: Ruf Lanz Werbeagentur, Zurich



Liberty Mutual: Dnt Txt & Drv, Tunnel (USA)
Vulnerable object on road representing vulnerability of children to cars on roads. Agency: Hill Holliday, USA



Google Chrome Speed Tests (USA)
Cannes Lions Gold – measuring the speed of Chrome browser versus real-life scenarios such as firing a potato gun. Agency: BBH New York


Puma After Hours (USA)
Cannes Lions Gold. Capturing ordinary ‘athletes’, ‘ordinary’ people doing ordinary things. Agency: Droga5 New York


2009

 

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Heineken – Walking Fridge (Netherlands)
Builder confuses ‘walk-in’ [fridge] with ‘walking’ [fridge] Agency: TBWANeboko



Heineken – Walk-in-Fridge (Netherlands)
Group of women get excited by walk-in clothes room as do a group of men by a walk-in fridge. Agency: TBWANeboko



Aldaris: Moving Riga (Lithuania)
The people move their city to the brewery they love. Agency: MILK, Vilnius, Lithuania



Robinson’s – Bird House (UK)
Whistling bird in a bird house with TV, fridge and cuckoo clock. Agency: BBH



Evian – Roller Babies (France)
Breakdancing babies on roller blades. Agency: BETC Euro RSCG, France



Audi Q5: Bicycle (Japan)
Great views from a bike (on top of a car). Agency: Ogilvy & Mather Japan



House of Cards – Shelter (UK)
Urban views with collapsing-cards motif; music by Radiohead. Agency: Leo Burnett London



Starburst – Llama (USA)
llama and man share a packet of Starburst. Agency: Latinworks



James Boag’s Draught – Pure Waters (Australia)
Various waterside scenes narrated by laid-back, guitar-playing, man. Agency: Publicis Mojo



Qwest – Birthing Room (USA)
Guy joins birthing training session to use their Wi-Fi. Agency: Draftfcb, Chicago



Coca Cola – Heist (USA)
Insects steal a bottle of coke and hawl it down a river and through undergrowth. Agency: Wieden + Kennedy



Pepsi Max: I’m good (USA)
Scenes of men being brave and now they no longer have to be brave about the taste of diet cola. Agency: TBWA



Skittles – Tailor (USA)
Skittles cause an unsual reflection in the mirror as a man tries on a suit. Agency: TBWAChiatDay New York



Pizza Pops – Monkeys (Canada)
Monkeyes go crazy in the kitchen with Pizza Pops. Agency: Cossette Communications



Pizza Pops – Robot Friend (Canada)
Everything goes wrong for a robot with Pizza Pops. Agency: Cossette Communications


2008

 

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Britvic – Brains (UK)
Thunderbird character dances around to ‘Rythm is a Dancer’ Agency: CHI & Partners



PG Tips – Breakfast (UK)
Johnny Vegas and monkey make, and have, breakfast together. Agency: Mother



PG Tips – The Queen (UK)
Monkey gives Christmas message, gets drunk, and it all goes wrong Agency: Akqa



Honda – Honda Live (UK)
Skydivers coming together to form each of the letters in ‘Honda’ in a live stunt Agency: Weiden + Kennedy



Audi Q5: Unbox The Box Tv Ad (UK)
Part stop-motion animation of a cardboard figure creating a car out of itself. Agency: BBH London



Barclay Card – Waterslide (UK)
Man goes down giant water slide in the middle of a city Agency: BBH London



Audi – Hands (UK)
Various images of hands gripping objects Agency: BBH London



Volkswagen – Enjoy Everyday (UK)
Lots of different short scenes reflecting different types of weather, car onversations, and more. Agency: DDB London



Transport for London – Awareness Test (UK)
See if you pass the awareness test or not Agency: The Engine Group



Orange TV: Rewind City (France)
Woman in India is crying on road; commercial ends, happily after the scene is rewound Agency: Publicis 


John West – Row (UK)
Short stills played together of fisherman rowing, surreally, through town to bring fresh fish to a shop. Agency: CheethamBell JWT



Sony – Foam City(UK)
City streets + lots of foam Agency: Fallon



Toshiba – Time Sculpture (UK)
Visual mashup (with 200 camcorders used in the making of the ad) Agency: Grey London



Channel 4 – Stanley Kubrick Season (UK)
Recreation of the crew and cast of Kubrick’s The Shining 



DARE iced coffee: Boss (Australia)
Mother-in-law is coming to stay, partner announces she is pregnant, and a commercial of her without any clothes on has gone viral: why not go for a ‘Dare iced coffee’. Agency: BMF


 

 

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