Thousands of famous and semi-famous people make money by posting photos of themselves with certain products on Instagram. Some people seem to make all their money this way—Lindsay Lohan, for example. Meanwhile, millions of other people also post photos of themselves on Instagram, often also near or with products, but…
Holiday gift ads usually suck, but this one—a heart-warming reminder of every child’s daydreams of space and the man that lives on the moon—is just too good not to watch.
This ad for Gandhi Bookstores in Mexico is a stunning work of animation and 3D art and splendid visual effects. The tagline is simple, “One book leads to another”, and you see characters you recognize from the most famous of books battle each other for your attention. It’s a commercial meant to take your money but…
My brain struggles to believe that this black swan—featured in the new McLaren 570S commercial—is not a real animal but an awesome render. The video compares the aerodynamics of the swan and the car by putting the hyperrealistic CGI bird inside a wind tunnel.
This is not an optical illusion, but it takes advantage of exactly the same principles that make optical illusions work: Our eyes and brain don't scan reality like a camera does. Instead, the brain interprets external inputs, building its own reality. No spoilers, just watch.
This cool comercial for Madrid Fusión—an international gastronomic summit held annually in Madrid, Spain—shows the complicated life of a man who bears the burden of having two mouths.
This commercial for the Toronto Jewish Film Festival shows legendary porn star Ron Jeremy trying to understand why his movies have never been accepted to the festival. I feel the same way as you, Ron, Woodfellas and The Rod Father are brilliant.
Pepsi celebrated the New Year with a cool visual experiment: They put thousands of ping pong balls on mousetraps, then they actioned one of the traps making the ball fall on the others triggering an epic chain reaction .
Belgium online music platform Hello Play's New Year promo video is a loose guide to the basics of electronic music. All the visual effects are made on camera using stop motion, 3D prints, and six kilograms of white chocolate.
Argentinian beer Andes had a great idea: Let people use QR codes printed on their bottles to record video messages so friends or family could get them by pointing their camera phones at it. Then they made this hilarious ad campaign showing one potential use: Send uncomfortable messages about delicate matters.
Spanish ad agency Shackleton has released a new clever app designed to help convince kids that Santa is real. You only have to place the iPhone behind a closed door and Santapp will play pre-recorded Santa voices, sound effects, and use the flash to make your kid believe something magical is happening at the other…
When I first saw this video I thought someone invented an insanely fast machine to cook delicious shrimps in just a few seconds. Thinking it through, I soon realized it was impossible. It's from a fake cooking show made to advertise the Japanese mobile phone operator NTT Docomo.
Last year, Poo-Pourri's ad Girls Don't Poop proved that humor is the best weapon if you need to advertise a stink-eliminating toilet spray. So this year, for the Christmas campaign, they decided to take their scatological humor a step further and show to the world that Santa suffers from gastric problems too.
This year's British supermarket Sainsbury's commercial is based on the true events of the Christmas truce: Unofficial ceasefires that took place in Christmas during World War I. Germans and British soldiers stopped fighting and exchanged presents and played games.
This ad is so crazy and so wrong that I can hardly imagine a real brand behind it. And actually there isn't. It's a fake commercial created by students in advertising film at Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, in Germany.
This interactive ad is actually two commercials in one. If you let the video roll, you'll end up with your average car commercial. But if you press R in your keyboard while watching it, you'll see a badass action film. Of course, the combination of the two makes it even cooler. Watch the full ad here.
I love this ad for the Helsinki-based radio station Radio Aalto. Not only it's cool—the actors are the actual hosts of one of their shows—and well produced, but also it has an insightful and fun concept: Who hasn't used a famous song line in an informal conversation? Well, this ad is entirely made with them.
Belgium-based ad agency Duval-Guillaume has a new clever campaign using human life-risking stupidity gone viral to raise awareness about organ donation. I can imagine the concept working perfectly with those daredevil videos we sometimes post in Sploid.
This Mobil Oil ad says that using their oil in a Porsche will turn the car into a raging bull. I don't really care about the car or the oil, but this commercial is delicious eye candy and therefore it belongs right here.