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Nivea strikes a sinister note for Stress Test

Here’s a strange one: Nivea Stress Protect can keep you dry and fragrant even though half the world is looking for you and at you and the cops are on the way. Who’s it aimed at? Terrorists? And is it ...

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George Lois, Lee Clow, Lou Reed and various Coke execs head Cannes speaker line-up

Cannes Lions has announced its first line-up of speakers for this year’s June adfest and it includes: Lee Clow TBWA), James Heekin (Grey), David Karp (Tumblr), Muhtar Kent (Coca-Cola), George Lois, Jane McGonigal (designer and author apparently), Tim Mellors, Lou ...

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Durex and TMW produce a car-parking orgasm

Here’s whole new spin on parking the car – it’s like sex, or it is if you arm yourself with some Durex Ultra Thins. Or possibly not, but it’s a nice ad anyway in a category that usually produces toe-curling ...

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Keira Knightley smoulders in vain for Chanel

This one might change Keira Knightley’s image: the actress best-known for playing Jane Austen heroines has had her new ad for Coco Chanel Mademoiselle banned in the UK because it’s too sexy. Actually it’s only been banned in daytime programmes ...

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Jung von Matt puts on the frighteners for Herbaria

Some herbal teas are probably pretty scary – nettle and bluebottle anyone? – but happening German agency Jung von Matt/Neckar has taken things more than a few steps further with this new ad for Hungarian herbal tea brand Herbaria. Drown ...

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W+K gets over the line with Super Bowl Oreo spot

Here’s Wieden+Kennedy’s Oreo Super Bowl ad for Mondelez, with the obligatory consumer competition this time using Instagram. As everybody expected it’s a cookies vs cream bunfight, appropriately over the top and set in a library. And the verdict? It’s OK, ...

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Hyundai takes The Flaming Lips to the Super Bowl

Hyundai and in-house agency Innocean are making a jolly good attempt to dominate the Super Bowl – we’ve already seen its in-game spot and also one from Hyundai Canada. Now it’s unveiled a ‘pre-kick’ spot for the Santa Fe SUV ...

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