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Grannies Knickers And Hoverboard Kickers: 5 Ads You Should Watch Right Now

Grannies on the bog and real hoverboards. That’s right, it’s just another week in AdLand!

After a week watching the best (and worst) social videos on the web, we’ve picked the five essential ones to watch so you can spend the rest of your time enjoying yourself.

So without further ado, here is our weekly round-up of the five best ads you should watch right now.



5. BestDay.com – Sausage 

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s just a giant sausage stranded on a beach. But instead of sprinting over, cutlery in tow like a normal person would, these bystanders are sad and trying to help it like it’s a stranded whale. Madness, right?

The point this fantastically weird spot for BestDay.com is trying to make is that when you travel in confined spaces it can cause you to have surreal daydreams. Like accidentally combining two very different news stories into one.

Well, maybe that’s just how some of us get our jollies.


4. RSA Ireland – Don’t Look Back

On a more sombre note, (we’ll bring the Friday tone back after, promise!) the Road Safety Authority of Ireland’s latest PSA warns that driving with a child can be up to twelve times more distracting than a mobile phone.

The heartbreaking ad follows a woman’s lifetime of regret after she takes her eyes off the road to tend to her child, showing that looking back for a split second could mean looking back for the rest of your life. It’s pretty powerful stuff.

Always pull over.


3. Airbnb – Love is Welcome Here

Most of us are fortunate enough to live in a country where all love is accepted and welcomed. However, it is regrettably still not the case worldwide and many couples still face discrimination and even danger while traveling abroad.

To mark LGBTQ Pride month, Airbnb created this moving mini-documentary that follows the love stories of a group of couples and the challenges they face vacationing.

The thought-provoking video opens the viewer’s mind to difficulties the gay community faces that previously may not have been realised.

Nicely done, Airbnb!


2. Lexus – #LEXUSHOVER

S#*t just got real, I mean – really real.

Apparently Lexus has just invented the HOVER BOARD and an equally epic ad to introduce it.

Cannot. Contain. Excitement.

Whether it’s real or not, it’s pretty damn cool. The Doc and Michael J Fox’s dreams might finally becoming true.


1. Poo Pourri – #DontRushTheFlush

The toilet humour maestros are back, but this time they’re not just trying to sell you spray to mask your musky odor.

Poo-Pouri are using their potent power to help save the world, or at least do their bit to help.

Their latest offering is designed to save on flushing and save water.

But we won’t spoil the fun, we’ll leave that to this potty-mouthed Granny.