Ad Nut
Feb 6, 2015

Ad Nut: Messi, Neymar, Usain Bolt and other mutants

Ad Nut brings you good and bad ads from all over. This week, work for Qatar Airways, Trojan, Gap, Coca-Cola, KFC, Virgin Media and many more.

Ad Nut gathers ads from anywhere in the worldwork the editors here aren't planning to cover themselves. Once a week, Ad Nut presents the latest collection here for your viewing pleasure. Because Ad Nut loves you.

Above: Qatar Airways takes FC Barcelona players on a worldwide holiday, and Messi ends up fighting ninjas (via Campaign UK).


Trojan, maker of condoms, lubricants and other sexy-time products, has some fun with 50 Shades of Gray (possibly NSFW).


"I wish my son was a dog" for Harrison's Fund by AIS London. Please read the copy. (Via Campaign UK)


Gap launched a 12-part "micro-series" on Instagram, starring Jenny Slate, through Wieden+Kennedy New York (via Campaign US).


A video posted by GAP (@gap) on


Warning: This film by digital production house Rocket Jump crosses 1990s style with gory SFX worthy of the sci-fi classic John Carpenter's The Thing. If you'd like to see more of the mutant monster, there's also a behind the scenes clip and an uncensored version.


Speaking of 1990s vibes, have you seen HTC's ridiculously self-congratulatory rap video?


'Learn the hard way' for Prince's Trust by CHI & Partners (via Campaign UK).


This is not a scene from Lost: The London Years. Sky Atlantic surprised Londoners by sending a giant 'polar bear' to roam the city in a promotion for a new "arctic crime drama" called Fortitude. (Details from Marketing UK)


Continuing the animal theme, here's 'Big does small', an outdoor campaign for The Big Yellow Self Storage Company by CHI & Partners (via Campaign UK).


And here's some more polar bears, with mustaches no less, in this spot for Halls, by Wieden+Kennedy London (via Campaign UK).


In another spot focusing on migrant workers (see here and here), Coca-Cola paid excess-baggage fees for people in Dubai's airport around the holidays. By Y&R Dubai, via Campaign Middle East.


KFC in Romania trolls rich kids on Instagram: You'll need the background from Campaign UK to understand this.


'Full house' for Virgin Media by BBH, featuring Usain Bolt and his adorable flatmates, Ed the Sofa Bear and Ally the Night Owl (via Campaign UK).


Finally, if you find any of the above distasteful, here's a palate cleanser courtesy of Pampers.


That's all for now. Ad Nut will be back next week with more chestnuts. Please check out The Work section for Asia-specific ads, and follow Campaign Asia-Pacific on Facebook and Twitter (@CampaignAsia) to see more good stuff throughout the week.



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