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Best Ads of the Week: AI billboard bloat and Burger King retires the Whopper


By Amy Houston, Senior Reporter

June 14, 2023 | 6 min read

There is also Lovehoney’s first pre-9pm TV ad and an ominous Diablo IV billboard that looked ‘hellish’ as smog engulfed New York.

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

This week Burger King, McDonald’s and Subway all taunted each other with billboards written by ChatGPT, brains in jars attempted viral TikTok dances in a Voxi spot and Ed Sheeran ate with a giant hot sauce-loving bear to launch Tingly Ted with Heinz.

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Burger King: Whopper by David São Paulo

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Burger King was having none of McDonald’s self-congratulatory advertising and released an ad campaign stating that when ChatGPT was asked what the most iconic burger in the world was, its answer was the Big Mac.

Subway: Footlong by Saatchi & Saatchi

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Next up, Subway tested the waters by asking the chatbot to compare these answers to its footlong sandwich offering.

Lovehoney: Womanizer Wave by Lovehoney

For the first time ever, Lovehoney will air a spot on Channel 4 pre-watershed, marking a major milestone mainstream advertising journey.

Diablo: Diablo IV by Activision Entertainment

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Nestled among two buildings, this digital billboard reads ‘Welcome To Hell, New York’ while being surrounded by thick yellowish-orange smog.

Heinz: Never Mind by WMX

Ed Sheeran teamed up once again with The Kraft Heinz Company to launch Tingly Teds.

The Olympics: Let’s Move by The IOC

Created in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO), the International Olympic Committee invited people to make time every day for movement.

Rockshore: Refreshingly Irish by M&C Saatchi

Irish beermaker Rockshore tapped into its heritage with a refreshing ad that puts humor at its heart.

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