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The 50 Most Read AdFreak Stories of 2016

Our top posts, from Louise Delage to 'Ask for Angela'

As we wind down for the holidays, we're looking back at the stories that were most popular among Adweek.com readers over the course of the year. Here are the 50…

Santa Abducts and Tortures a Single Mother in 2016's Weirdest Christmas Ad

Russian spot is met with outrage

A bizarre Christmas commercial from Russia is under fire for showing Santa Claus trying to teach a single mother a lesson in being a better parent—by abducting her and dragging…

This Women's Choir Bleats Out Goat Versions of Christmas Carols for a Good Cause

ActionAid's follow-up to 'All I Want for Christmas Is a Goat'

It isn't easy refreshing your Christmas music playlist. A worthy original with just the right mix of novelty and nostalgia is hard to find.  But last year, giving contenders a run…

This Agency Made an App That Lets Your Cat Take Its Own Selfies

Smile, you're on Candid Catmera!

All in all, cats are pretty clueless. Show them some pixelated fish, mice and treats, and they'll jab their fangs right against the digital screen and try to take a…

How 2 Data Pros Became Friends by Exchanging Data Visualizations of Their Lives on Postcards

Giorgia Lupi and Stefanie Posavec's delightful 'Dear Data'

Data can be seen as an abstraction at best, or at worst, a way to introduce the robotic quality of programmatics into creativity. We might associate it with digital's way…

Here's the Story Behind the Delightful Stop-Motion Films for Star Wars Rogue One's Toys

Our Q&A with superfan director Tucker Barrie

Back in September, Star Wars introduced its megamillion-dollar line of Rogue One toys with four stop-motion videos directed by Tucker Barrie and Dan MacKenzie, who worked on Charlie Kaufman's Academy…

This VR Campaign Puts You in a Bar to See How You Act, and Whether You'd Drive Drunk

NHTSA targets millennial males with 'Last Call'

So, No Man's Sky was a disappointment, and you've long since deleted Pokémon Go from your phone. What's a dude with twitchy fingers to do? The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration…

This African Model Fights for Diversity in Fashion by Remaking Some of Its Famous Ads

Does color change a campaign?

Given how much diversity we're beginning to see on TV—and the fact that a sense of exploding diversity was a sticking point in this year's election—it can be hard to…

Netflix Drops Some Cryptic Messaging for Friday's Debut of The OA

Had any near-death experiences lately?

Have you seen death? Have you seen darkness? Have you seen the light? Those are just a few of the cryptic questions Netflix dropped on Twitter this past Monday, before sharing what…

Foot Locker Learns a Move From Museums, Launching In-Store Sneaker Audio Tours

Players talk up their kicks

When you hit the mall to shop for sneakers, wouldn't it be great if Kevin Durant himself could whisper all about his Nike KD9 shoes in your ear? Well, now…

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