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Say It With Beer: Brewer Lets You Attach Video Messages to Its Bottles More social antics from Andes

Breaking a bottle over somebody's head is one way of using beer to deliver a message. Now, Andes has developed a less violent option. Just scan the QR codes—remember those?—on an…

December 23, 2014, 8:54 AM EST

This Sloth Sings for a Good Cause: Saving Americans From Too Much Work Lip-syncing wildlife star in Costa Rica tourism pitch

Costa Rica is pulling out all the sloths to boost tourism. The Central American nation hired 22squared for its North American advertising, and the agency put together a digital campaign…

December 22, 2014, 3:24 PM EST

Dumb Ways to Die Sings 'Deck the Halls' for the Holidays A dumbed-down version, of course

Holiday safety is the theme of the latest "Dumb Ways to Die" video from Metro Trains and McCann in Melbourne, Australia. Tangerine Kitty, which sang on the iconic original PSA from…

December 18, 2014, 9:32 AM EST

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

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

Everyone in This Amazing Stock Photo Collection Is a Cancer Patient or Survivor Simply lovely project from Isobar

Nowhere is the world more carefree than inside stock photographs. The sense of normalcy they communicate is so pervasive, it's become cliché. Which is why it's such a stroke of…

December 12, 2014, 12:51 PM EST

Air Wick Brings Scents of the Family Home to a Soldier Overseas in This Emotional Ad Baseball glove to apple pie

It's no secret that scent can be a powerful emotional trigger. Air Wick uses that to memorable effect in this new long-form ad from Droga5—by capturing the scents of home,…

December 11, 2014, 11:00 AM EST

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