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December 23, 2006 9:32 AM   Subscribe

BestAdsonTV.com Browse TV spots from around the world at this industry site highlighting new creative work. Highly rated ads include this one for Carlton beer, this sober PSA, this lovely one for the California lottery and a fun take on evolution for Guinness. And then there's this, um, sausage ad. Browse the controversies (mostly complaints about copycats), ads from Romania and Iceland and Belgium, or last year's best ads. Many of the most amusing seem to be for beer.
posted by CunningLinguist (8 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
Those damn Stella ads. I'm getting really tired of being advertised to by Stella every time I see a decent movie at an indie theater. I guess they're giving some aspiring filmmakers a chance to do some fun work, but it takes a lot away from a moderately amusing short film when it's capped with a giant Stella logo.

I'm not Stella's target demographic anyway, in that I prefer beer that is good; but if I had drunk Stella before, I wouldn't now.
posted by gurple at 11:24 AM on December 23, 2006

That evolution one was pretty amazing. I always like it when advertising agencies are given the freedom to something more creative than just jam a product in front of our eyes and tell us we should buy it.
posted by quin at 11:51 AM on December 23, 2006

Thanks for this! My dad used to download the best ads he could find, back before the few websites that he visited were shut down. This will make him pretty happy.
posted by flibbertigibbet at 12:11 PM on December 23, 2006

That PSA one is difficult to watch. Excellently done.
posted by Skorgu at 12:16 PM on December 23, 2006

I know we've all seen this ad, but I still think it's brilliant.
posted by Holy foxy moxie batman! at 12:28 PM on December 23, 2006

Just an old dutch ad for your amusement.
posted by jouke at 2:46 PM on December 23, 2006 [1 favorite]

Another funny Dutch ad. (NSFW)
posted by chillmost at 3:50 PM on December 23, 2006

The PSA somehow reminded me of another Down Under ad. Both really grab your attention (as they should).
posted by rob511 at 5:06 PM on December 23, 2006

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