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David Gianatasio
All of Britain Sings 'Let It Go' in Vodafone's Christmas Ad You've heard of this song, I presume

"Let It Go" is so played out at this point, some might consider it a lump of coal in their stockings. But that hasn't stopped Vodafone U.K. and RKCR/Y&R from…

November 12, 2014, 12:19 PM EST

Ad of the Day: Winged Fairies Spread Magic and Joy in Marks & Spencer's Christmas Ad Enchanting work from RKCR/Y&R

John Lewis went the heartwarming, emotional route for Christmas, while Boots and Waitrose took more down-to-earth approaches. Now, Marks & Spencer eschews its celebrity focus of the recent past to…

November 11, 2014, 10:53 AM EST

How This Agency Cleverly Stopped People From Googling Their Medical Symptoms The right ads at the right time

If you're like me, you type your symptoms into Google every time you get the sniffles or feel the slightest bit under the weather. Well, that plan is ill-advised. It…

November 10, 2014, 10:55 AM EST

U.K. Drunk-Driving Ad Makes Cruelly Ironic Use of Kool & the Gang's 'Celebration' Marking 50 years of sobering PSAs

The 50th anniversary of England's first drunk-driving PSA inspires a sobering celebration in this Department for Transport campaign. Kool & the Gang's 1980 hit "Celebration" anchors the new spot spot from…

November 10, 2014, 9:41 AM EST

U.K. Pharmacy Boots Celebrates Family in Its Quietly Lovely Christmas Ad Heartwarming moments on Boxing Day

John Lewis may have won Christmas with its penguin ad, but Mother London's holiday spot for British pharmacy chain Boots is an impressive stocking stuffer in its own right. Director Noam…

November 7, 2014, 1:33 PM EST

Remarkable Ads Protest the Absurdity of the Open-Carry Gun Policy at Kroger Skateboards no, firearms yes

Agencies have taken many approaches to creating memorable gun-control ads. Grey Toronto's latest work for Moms Demand Action, opposing an open-carry gun policy in Kroger supermarkets, is thought-provoking—and notably restrained…

November 5, 2014, 11:56 AM EST

Finally, Advertising Case Study Videos Get Their Own Award Show Because you work harder on them than on the ads

Case study videos. I could watch them all day long. They're my favorite form of media entertainment—apart from sitcoms starring Concord grapes, that is. These days, advertising case studies are…

November 4, 2014, 3:36 PM EST

Concord Grapes Become Chatty Sitcom Characters in Welch's New Campaign Message of heart health

Is the time ripe for a sitcom starring a bunch of grapes? The VIA Agency's new campaign for Welch's mimics/spoofs the prime-time sitcom format to deliver the message that grape juice…

November 4, 2014, 2:11 PM EST

Seduced by an Idea? Go All the Way and Register the Domain Name, Says Verisign Strange but stylish campaign

It's official: Internet domain-name company Verisign has launched one crazy (and at times creepy) campaign. Which of the four videos from FCB Chicago is the most self-consciously bizarre? You've got the…

November 3, 2014, 11:18 AM EST

Wearing a Fake Ebola Hazmat Suit for Halloween? Donate a Real One Instead Publicis Kaplan Thaler brilliantly turns a joke on its head

Planning to dress up in fake ebola hazmat gear for Halloween? That's awfully douchey, don't you think? Nonprofit humanitarian group Doctors of the World has an idea, though. Why not join…

October 30, 2014, 10:05 AM EDT

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