If you haven’t yet experienced the decades-running tradition of the British Arrow Awards held at the Walker Art Center (formerly the British Advertising Awards)–well, let this post be the one that pushes you over the edge. While Superbowl Sunday proves that American ads can be quite inventive– there’s just no question that the Brits have us beat. Granted, they do seem to have a weak spot for sheep–always lots of sheep.
Here are my 5 favorites from this year– but they’re just the tip of the iceberg. To experience the full spectrum, you’ll have to attend the full screening— and hop to it! It only runs through January 5 and the showings sell out.
1. TSA Parody, advertising Orange, a French mobile phone company, by Fallon
2. Nike’s “I Would Run to You,” by Wieden + Kennedy
3. Durex’s “Vinyl” by Havas Worldwide London
4. KFC’s “It Doesn’t Count If” by Fabric/The TV Dept
5. John Lewis’s “The Other Half” by adam&eveDDB