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A Globe-Spanning Gift Was Secretly in Store for This London Bar Packed With Canadians Air Canada buys everyone a round to remember

Wherever you travel around the world, you'll always find Canadians gathering together, sharing stories and racking up an impressive bar tab. But this batch was especially lucky. Last week, Air Canada…

December 3, 2014, 5:21 PM EST

Moto Makes You Master of Your Own Whimsical Phone Lab in This Handcrafted Spot Droga5 gets inventive once again

Droga5 likes building elaborate, full-scale sets for its Motorola spots rather than relying on computer effects and camera tricks. This approach seems especially apt in "The Maker," a minute-long clip…

December 3, 2014, 3:45 PM EST

After You See This Virtual Tour of Horizon Media, You Might Want to Work There Agency has a theater and yoga studio

At the corner of Grand and Varick streets lies One Hudson Square, an Art Deco factory-turned-office building that won landmark status last year. It's also home to Horizon Media—one of…

December 2, 2014, 11:59 AM EST

The Meaning of 35 Brand Names, From Etsy to Reddit What's really in a name, anyway?

Inspirations for company names can be as varied as the founders themselves. The infographic below, by 7Brands, collects the stories behind 35 of them—including Cadillac, Reebox, Lego, Pez, Toyota and…

December 1, 2014, 7:00 AM EST

Is Vagueness Killing Advertising? Let's drop meaningless phrases like 'digital advertising' and 'content marketing'

The rise in popularity of mobile advertising, content marketing, native advertising and the continued focus on digital leads me to one question: Does anyone really know what they are? I’ve never…

November 30, 2014, 11:36 PM EST

The Best Ad of 2014 Was Brilliant and Subversive, and It Wasn't Even Real Inside Newcastle and Droga5's ambushing of the Super Bowl

Technically speaking, the best ad of 2014 didn’t exist. Just ask Anna Kendrick. Last January, millions of viewers watched the Academy Award nominee deliver a two-minute, profanity-laden rant that took Newcastle…

November 30, 2014, 11:00 PM EST

The 10 Best Ads of 2014 Sports, comedy, PSAs and pranks: Here's the work you wish you made this year

Score one for advertising, and for anti-advertising too. Plenty of campaigns—in all sorts of styles, themes and textures—found the perfect formula of idea and execution to produce something brilliantly compelling in…

November 30, 2014, 11:00 PM EST

Ad of the Day: This Generous TD Bank Stunt Is the Perfect Ad to Watch on Thanksgiving $30,000 and 24 hours to make people's lives better

Here's $30,000. Now, go out and do something great for your community. And we do mean now. You've got 24 hours to bring your dream to life. That's the challenge TD…

November 27, 2014, 7:00 AM EST

The 'Camp Gyno' Girl Is Back in a Remarkable Trailer for Her Father's New Book Macy McGrail and her future selves

You remember "Camp Gyno," the 2013 viral video for tampon subscription service Hello Flo in which the first girl to get her period at summer camp becomes a tyrant, dispensing…

November 26, 2014, 11:28 AM EST

How the Music Company on Old Spice's 'Dadsong' Got the Ad's Twisted Genius Just Right Scoring the sequel to 'Momsong'

Old Spice this week unveiled "Dadsong," its second lunatic 60-second musical via Wieden + Kennedy—the sequel to the award-winning "Momsong" from a year ago. Clearly, the music on a commercial…

November 26, 2014, 10:12 AM EST

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