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Best Ads of the Week: Vanish’s £1m spot for autism and BA distorts passports

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By Amy Houston | Senior Reporter

April 4, 2023 | 6 min read

There are also two more ads from Heinz this week. One that shows a new red tattoo ink for dedicated fans like Ed Sheeran and another take on the ‘Ketchup Fraud’ campaign.

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Vanish’s £1m Channel 4 diversity in ad campaign / Havas

Every week, The Drum picks the top global campaigns from our creativity section.

This week, Tom Hooper directed Vanish’s £1m Channel 4 diversity in advertising campaign, British Airways distorted passport pictures in a play on speedy boarding and Ben Affleck is mistaken for Matt Damon in a funny Dunkin’ spot.

Vanish: Me, My Autism and I by Havas London

Garment care brand Vanish unveiled its Channel 4 Diversity in Advertising Award campaign last week. The ad takes viewers through a day in the life of a 15-year-old autistic girl named Ash and how she navigates home and family life wearing her favorite black hoodie.

British Airways: A British Original by Uncommon

BA out of home spots placed in London's business locations

British Airways Cityflyer has manipulated passport pictures to illustrate the speed of getting through security at London City Airport.

Dunkin': Tim For a Dunkin' Run by Artists Equity

After making his debut alongside his wife Jennifer Lopez for the brand during the Super Bowl, Ben Affleck is once again lending his comedic touch to a Dunkin' spot.

Heinz: Is That Heinz? by Wunderman Thompson Turkey

Last week, Canada’s Rethink agency released a print campaign that pointed a finger at eateries that cheap out and fill up empty bottles of Heinz Ketchup with other sauces. In response, Wunderman Thompson Turkey has devised a solution and it all lies in the label.

Heinz: Tattoo Ink by Soko

Following the news that colored tattoo ink faces growing restrictions and bans in certain countries, Heinz developed a red pigment through a partnership with manufacturers Electric Ink.

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Jersey Mike’s: Coolest Thing by Highdive

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Bumble and Gymshark: For Dates That Workout

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Honda: The Beautiful Fail by DDB Paris

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Eos: Unmanhandle Your Face by Mischief @ No Fixed Address

Evolution of Smooth (Eos), the brand once known only for its egg-shaped lip balm, announced its entrance into men’s hygiene with new work that pokes fun at masculinity tropes.

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