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Grammys Ads Show the Peculiar After-Effects of Loving Taylor Swift and Lorde You're never quite the same

The Grammy Awards will make even a long-maned, bearded, hard-rock dude head bang to Taylor Swift, according to this new ad from TBWA\Chiat\Day. It's a preposterous conceit, even if Taylor Swift's…

December 17, 2014, 1:57 PM EST

Employees Get Pelted With Snowballs in Super Slow Motion in This Agency's Holiday Card That's cold, Exit10

Employees at Baltimore agency Exit10 get pelted with snowballs in slow motion in this flaky and—let's be honest—rather painful-looking holiday video. No one got hurt during filming. Not much, anyway. The…

December 17, 2014, 11:42 AM EST

Agency Pitches Christmas to a Focus Group, and Their Reaction Is Anything but Merry Scrooges run amok

So, you hate focus groups. Understandable. They can make a mess of anything. In fact, they can even hate Christmas. Ogilvy & Mather in Paris put together this entertaining little (fake)…

December 17, 2014, 10:42 AM EST

Ad of the Day: Samsung's Dreamy Holiday Ad Tells a Moving Fairy Tale on 74 Screens Sweet tale, sweeter execution

Some 74 synchronized devices, from a two-inch watch screen to a 65-inch curved Samsung TV—and everything in between—make an animated dream come alive in Samsung's lovely holiday spot. R/GA created the…

December 17, 2014, 10:12 AM EST

14 Brilliant Outdoor Ads That Rocked the Real World in 2014 Beautiful, subversive, playful and magical

As usual, many of this year's most inspired and delightful advertisements weren't found on TV, in print or online. They were found outside, where marketers played off the real world…

December 17, 2014, 6:57 AM EST

This Agency Started Doing Influencer Marketing Before It Was Cool All about a blend of social and experiential tactics

Specs Who Managing partners (l. to r.) Sky Gellatly, Lisa Chu, Coltrane Curtis What Brand solution agency Where New York Since 2004, Team Epiphany has mixed experiential, social, influencer and public relations services for…

December 17, 2014, 12:09 AM EST

Johnnie Walker Goes Walking After Midnight in New Year's Eve Ad Filmed on a Moving Stage Inside BBH's single-take spot

One of the great ads of the past decade was the 2009 Johnnie Walker spot, filmed in a single take, with the brilliant Robert Carlyle telling the brand's history while…

December 16, 2014, 7:40 AM EST

360i's New CCO Says the Best Marketers Are Those Who Find 'the Hidden Obvious' But the first challenge is finding enough hours in the day

  Photo: Alfred Maskeroni Specs Who Pierre Lipton New gig North American CCO, 360i Old gig New York CCO, M&C Saatchi Age 42 Twitter @pierrelipton Who is furthest along in the race among traditional, digital and media shops to…

December 15, 2014, 12:07 PM EST

Ikea's Christmas Experiment Sweetly Shows That Kids Want So Much More Than Toys Letters to their parents

Yo, grinches. I challenge you not to tear up, just a little, as you watch "The Other Letter," a holiday video from Ikea created by McCann Spain. Young children are asked…

December 15, 2014, 11:23 AM EST

Outtakes From the 'No More' Campaign Are More Powerful Than the Original PSAs Y&R's 'Speechless' series

Sometimes, it's the unexpected things that happen on a commercial set that send the most powerful message of all. Case in point: the Joyful Heart Foundation's "No More" campaign against domestic…

December 15, 2014, 10:32 AM EST

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