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Hoverboards And Soccer Lords: 5 Ads You Should Watch Right Now

Real-life hoverboards and surfing waves on dirt bikes. We cannot contain our excitement – thank you, Adland!

But which are the must-see ads over the last seven days? Well, after a week watching the best (and worst) video advertisements on the net, we’ve picked the five essential ones to watch so you can spend the rest of your time enjoying the, hopefully sunny, weekend.

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

Enjoy and have a great weekend!


5. Tesco: Lotus

The Thais are at it again, pulling at our heartstrings.

First, there was True Move’s emotional ‘Giving is the Best Communication‘, then Thai Life’s heartfelt ‘Unsung Hero‘. Now, Tesco Lotus is celebrating the power of women for Mother’s Day in Thailand with this touching short story with a surprising twist.

Get the tissues out and be prepared to call your mum!


4. ROC

This next video will make you think twice about not giving street performers a second glance.

Real Madrid star and hearthrob the world over (for some), Cristiano Ronaldo, had a little trick up his sleeve to launch his ROC headphone partnership with Monster.

The soccer ace disguised himself with a wig, beard and belly and showed off his skills in a plaza in Madrid. Mostly ignored by passers by, the Portuguese forward had to work hard to grab people’s attention.

The video is made complete when he reveals his identity to an utterly shocked little boy after they have a kick about together.

Lucky boy!


3. Google Translate

We’ve all been there, belting out that “La Bamba” song on the beach after a few too many sangrias. But does anyone here actually know what the words mean?

Well,  today’s your lucky day. The folks over at Google have made this happy-go-lucky video to test their Google Translate app out on the lyrics, and the result will put a smile on your face and ease your mind about never mistakenly ordering steak tartare again.

Warning: You will have this song stuck in your head for the weekend, don’t blame us.


2. Lexus

It’s finally here, the moment we’ve all (well me anyway) been waiting for – the arrival of a real-life hoverboard.

No, not one of those fakes that shattered our hopes and dreams numerous times over the past few years – a real. Life. Hoverboard.

When Lexus dropped this teaser on us last month, we absolutely freaked out, but  didn’t know what to think. Surely this contraption wouldn’t be able to stay afloat, never mind being actually rideable, with a human on it. Well, it could and it did, and it’s all very, very exciting.

Marty McFly would be damn proud!


1. DC Shoes: Robbie Maddison’s “Pipe Dream”

What could possibly be cooler than a hoverboard, you ask? Oh, I’ll tell you… surfing waves in Tahiti. On a dirt bike.

That’s right, a stunt rider by the name of Robbie Maddison has just become the biggest legend in my book by creating a dirtbike that can ride on water.

And I’m not the only one to think that this is unbelievably epic, 1.3 million people have shared this video across social since it was released just 5 days ago.

What a hero.

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