Neymar, Thiago Silva, Bernard & Paulinho showcase their individual talents for Nike’s new promotional ad: Dare to be Brasilian, pushing their World Cup 2014 home kit.
I had to break my radio silence for this one, as I think it’s quite possibly taken the 2013 Christmas Crown. This wonderfully charming ad for M&S with the ever-delightful Ms Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, and the are-you-sure-he’s-actually-human Mr David Gandy, had me captivated from the offset.
Beautifully shot and scored, this homage to Alice in Wonderland encapsulated the magic of Christmas wonderfully, but I couldn’t help wondering what their children would look like…
Umm… Not sure what to say about this.
Agency: Kornhaber Brown
It seems that, thanks to Becks, football is finally gaining popularity in America. But they still don’t “get” it, do they? Check out NBC’s new Premier League promo film featuring Jason Sudeikis and some of the other Spurs stars.
Our captain fantastic, Steven Gerrard, along with Glen Johnson and a few others star in Garuda Indonesia’s latest ad. My grandma, who has a thing for Gerrard, describes him as “sex on legs.”
Everybody’s favourite pantomime villain, Luis Suarez, is up to all his old tricks in his latest ad for Abitab. Due to current events involving Mr Suarez, his mouth, and my beloved Liverpool Football Club, I am not currently his number one fan. But as he seeks greener pastures, this ad softens the blow tremendously, and reminds me of the wile character I fell so in love with.
PS. All can be forgotten, Luis.
UPDATE: @edflinkinp was kind enough to subtitle the ad.
Ryan Babel, of all people, brought my attention to BBH Shanghai’s latest ad starring a computer generated Bruce Lee. Whilst captivating, it took me the whole length of the film to work out whether or not it was computer generated or a look-alike.
Now I love Bruce Lee. And I mean love. I grew up idolising his films, philosophy, and the man himself. He was a truly marvelous individual, and I am still rather sad over his early death. But I’m happy to see he’s well remembered, and not just for his martial arts.
“Hail to the game changers” is Johnnie Walkers latest to the “Keep Walking” series, which sees brand partnerships with celebrities that personify the “Keep Walking Spirit.” The film focuses on Lee the philosopher, not Lee the martial artist; and though I can’t speak cantonese, I do know that the water is a metaphor for his famous water quote!
“Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water my friend.”
Before you go, here’s a great video I came across recently of Jackie Chan discussing a scene he shot with Bruce.