‘Tis The Season For The Arrows

December 6, 2016

The holiday season is a time of celebration. We merrily celebrate family, friends, food and – in the case of the Minneapolis advertising community – the year’s cheekiest British commercials. For the 30th year, our very own Walker Art Center will once again hold a series of sell-out screenings to showcase the award-winning work from the British Arrow Awards, a celebration of the very best creative work from across the pond.

It’s a great chance to laugh, admire and be inspired. So, without further ado, I give you one man’s opinion of the top five spots from years past. Enjoy the show.

#5 – Honda, Civic Type R, The Other Side

A parallel story line, offering very different but mirrored visuals, that allowed users to “drive” by toggling back and forth between the two with the stroke of an ‘R’ key.

#4 – Cadbury, Cadbury Dairy Milk, Gorilla

“I can feel it coming in the air tonight, oh Lord.”

#3 – John West Salmon, Salmon, Bear

Because canned salmon should only be considered funny.

#2 – Guinness, St. Patrick’s Day, Sheep Dog


#1 – Unilever, Marmite, Rescue

The only reason I know what Marmite is.