Jaded About Advertising? Watch This Video and Feel as Inspired as a Clueless Intern Again Burnett's ode to innocence

It's easy to get disillusioned with advertising after, say, your first few months on the job. But what's not to like, really? You get free food, and free drinks, and free rides, and lots of other free stuff. Interns, in particular, love those kinds of things. And staying late.

And in fact, at Leo Burnett Toronto, everyone feels that way—like they're fresh out of school, in their early 20s, pumped to come into work every day and make something that matters.

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November 11, 2015, 8:21 AM EST

The Year's Weirdest Holiday Ad Will Leave You Asking, 'What the Fox?!' Oddbins gets feral

So, what does the fox say in this cool/creepy Christmas spot by Spectrecom Films for Oddbins, a chain of British wine shops?

Not a word. And yet, the ruddy creature comes across as one badass holiday mascot, like something out of a horror flick, more likely to go for the jugular than spread yuletide cheer.

And it's nothing more than a plush toy!

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November 10, 2015, 12:05 PM EST

How Johnsonville and Uber Got Grandmas in Little Car-Houses to Deliver Sausages in Chicago Sausage Nonnas had a busy Sunday

If you saw three little houses screaming down the Dan Ryan expressway in Chicago on Sunday, being pulled by pickup trucks, with real Italian grandmas on board, ready to deliver sausages—well, that was a Johnsonville ad campaign.

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November 10, 2015, 10:55 AM EST

Air Wick Captures the Scents of Individual Homes for the Seniors Who Are Leaving Them The nose knows its roses

Here are a few fun facts about our sense of smell: The human nose can detect at least 1 trillion distinct scents. Among the most pleasant are vanilla, citrus, cinnamon, crayons and cookies, say researchers.

The nose also recognizes the smell of home, claims this holiday video from Droga5 for Air Wick, whose perfumers custom-created candles to make downsizing less painful for older folks.

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November 10, 2015, 9:21 AM EST

Deutsch Built a Bot That Will Say Something Nice to 300 Million Twitter Users, One by One NiceBot counterbalances cyberbullying

Something nasty or insulting is posted to Twitter every 60 seconds, and not all of it is directed at Justin Bieber. To counteract this, Champions Against Bullying teamed up with Deutsch to add some positivity to the social network—indeed, an avalanche of it.

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November 10, 2015, 8:32 AM EST

This Pet Food Company Just Made a Holiday Scratch-and-Sniff Book for Your Dog Olfactory goodness from The Honest Kitchen

When it comes to scratch-and-sniff books, dogs are a prime and underserved market. To correct that, one pet food company has released a very special holiday story.

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November 9, 2015, 3:04 PM EST

Should Tigers Be Paid Royalties for Products Sold Using Their Likeness? Wildlife group makes it happen

Wildlife conservation organization Panthera has come up with an idea that will lend loving new meaning to your mom's tiger-print throw pillows—the Tiger Royalty, an artistic rights fee for tigers.

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November 9, 2015, 1:47 PM EST

Find Out Why the Photographers in This Ad Shot a Man in Six Completely Different Ways Canon's study in perception

Canon Australia has released an ad that highlights how one critical piece of information can dramatically alter how photographers perceive—and shoot—you.

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November 9, 2015, 12:25 PM EST

Matthew Inman of The Oatmeal Explains Why He Runs in This Cool, Funny Saucony Ad Brand's latest 'seeker story'

Saucony, the running shoe and apparel brand, has been running what it calls "seeker stories" since last spring, part of its "Find Your Strong" campaign. The "seekers" are Saucony's target—individuals who are on some kind of journey in life, and for whom running is part of that journey.

This latest video in the series is stellar—and that's because it features Matthew Inman, creator of the web comic The Oatmeal. Inman is an inspired choice of subject. He has a giant social footprint; he has a unique but pretty relatable take on running; and, of course, he has the illustrator chops to really make this a delightful spot.

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November 9, 2015, 12:13 PM EST

Harvey Nichols Battles 'Gift Face' This Christmas, Where You Grin and Bear a Bad Present Cheeky marketer's latest bit of selfish holiday cheer

Harvey Nichols always has a bit of a snarky Christmas campaign—most notably, "Sorry, I Spent It on Myself" from 2013, which won a slew of ad awards for adam&eveDDB. The British retailer on Monday unveiled its 2015 holiday work—and it's all about remedying the horrible affliction known as "gift face," where you must offer a rictus of glee upon receiving a truly woeful present.

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November 9, 2015, 11:45 AM EST


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