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BBH London Launches ‘The Welcome of Home’ for British Airways


BBH London has crafted an ambitious online spot for British Airways entitled “The Welcome of Home.”

The four minute long ad tells the story of a Canadian woman named Chitra visiting her grandmother in India, and bringing along a bit of a surprise. It is an emotional journey, perhaps a bit too saccharine for some, dealing with themes of family, love, culture and the true meaning of home. “No matter how many years I’ve been away, home will always be India,” Chitra says at the spot’s conclusion, before the message, “We know how important home is appears onscreen.” There’s little overt branding in the ad until its conclusion, with BBH London instead tying British Airways to the idea of home and the emotional tone of the ad. It’s well produced and, unlike a lot of long-form ads, doesn’t feel stretched beyond its limits. Still, getting people to sit through a four minute long ad for an airline is an uphill battle, making the attempt perhaps too ambitious for its own good. Read more

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Axe Tones it Down in New, Angelic Spot

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If you’re familiar with Axe spots, and we know you are, it’s all about selling sexual attraction and of course, the cosmetics brand has no shame showcasing what are usually absurd scenarios. While of course still selling the horizontal mambo, BBH UK takes a more angelic, subdued approach this time around to promote the brand’s Excite line. The spot depicts the residents of a picturesque European town going about their daily business who are suddenly confronted by beautiful female angels who fall from the sky. But why fill in the rest of the blanks in this self-explanatory clip, which was directed by Rupert Sanders and features a cover of Air’s 90′s classic, “Sexy Boy.”

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