First Class Shoes & Spaceship Crews: 5 Ads You Should Watch Right Now

Another week in Adland has flown by and with it a whole new batch of ads have been released for our viewing pleasure.

But what if you don’t have time to watch them all? Luckily, Unruly is here to share the five latest and greatest bits of creative with you.

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Pregnant men waddle around, amateur footballers dis Messi and a PSA sends shivers down viewers’ spines. Only in 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.

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Today on May 4th, Star Wars fans worldwide celebrate this unofficial holiday by cherishing all things Star Wars. The now famous “holiday” originated in 1979 with a half-page ad in the London Evening News congratulating Margaret Thatcher on becoming the first female prime minister on this day thirty-six years ago.

Over the years, advertisers have latched onto the famed franchise to promote their brands. And it’s because it works. The Star War films are so ingrained in people’s memories – often from childhood – that they often trigger nostalgic feelings.  Advertisers have caught on and learned that ads and online videos referencing Star Wars can elicit intense emotional responses in their viewers (even just from showing an image of Darth Vader or hearing the iconic theme song).

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