Skittles has been successfully playing the weird card in its ads for a few years now, Old Spice found huge success with the comical masculinity of Isiah Mustafa, and the viral power of Powerthirst has spawned more than a few homages in adland. Now there’s Moro’s new ‘Fistful of Awesome’ campaign by DDB, starring a man who can only be described as a blonde, bemulleted, moustachioed, deep voiced Asian Chuck Norris-a-like showing off his physical prowess in an extremely over-the-top fashion.
Despite continuing media fragmentation and the rise of digital, TV remains the undoubted glamourpuss of advertising. And the boffins on the Film jury at Cannes, an awards ceremony widely regarded as the gold standard for the creative industries, chose what they deemed to be the best TV ads in the world recently. So here they are, in all their glory.