• In its echo of the reference to Brookside's lesbian kiss in the London 2012 ceremony, the Barrowman kiss made us seem a rather prurient nation
• On the eve of Scotland's referendum on independence, the ceremony resorted to clichés of the Loch Ness monster, Irn Bru and a sea of tartan instead of telling viewers something new
• The overhead shots made it look like a good few ticket-holders had decided to plump for a quiet night in front of the telly instead
— Will Corry (@slievemore) July 23, 2014
Irn-Bru has released an impassioned and cinematic advert to celebrate the arrival of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
The video, called IRN In Our Blood, features a good-humored narrative talking about Scotland’s attitudes to sport and it’s status as perennial underdogs, two elements why belie the passion Scotland has for sport and its sporting heroes.
Created by the Leigh Agency, the 1-minute long advert is a rally cry to all Scots in the build up to the Games to back their country and join a long history of impassioned Scottish people in supporting the Games in Scotland.
Latching onto the notion children do not respect boundaries or privacy when it comes to snooping around the house for fun items to play with, this gun safety ad from Evolve features two mothers talking to one another while their children run around the house and play.
When the children run outdoors and into view of their parents, the mothers are horrified to find out their two children are playing sword with a pair of dildos. The ad closes with, "If they find it, they'll play with it. So always lock up your guns." Via Adrants
Following the Cosmopolitan seminar at Cannes Lions, Cannes TV spoke to Sex and the City star Sarah Jessica Parker and Cosmopolitan Editor-in-Chief Joanna Coles about why the show spoke to so many people and how to balance work and life.
Binge-viewing, second-screen purchasing, DVR usage, and multiscreen/room consumption on the rise—tracking consumer demand for entertainment anytime, anywhere, on any device, and in any amount
The ARRIS 2014 Consumer Entertainment Index, launched today, reveals consumer demand for personalized entertainment is driving several key trends in global content consumption, with significant implications for tomorrow’s entertainment services.
— The Next Web (@TheNextWeb) June 11, 2014
CScreens, UK's first digital TV extension network, activating and reporting existing TV adverts, across all digital screens, both in and out of home.
A solution that allows advertisers to find out who’s looking at their ads across various out of home locations such as billboards, events and in pubs, is being launched today by CScreens @CbrandsLtd, the UK’s first premium In- and Out-of-Home video network.