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David Griner
Adweek's Top 5 Commercials of the Week: Dec. 12-19 Apple bridges generations, celebrities fall silent, and Ikea shows what kids really want

This week's best ads certainly were an emotional bunch. Ikea and Apple both offered profound meditations on love for the holidays, and Samsung's entry was dreamlike as well—though wrapped in fascinating…

December 19, 2014, 11:40 AM EST

This Beautifully Simple Site Makes It Easy to Create the Right Digital Color Palette Made for app designers, it's handy for all

For the most talented designers, creating a palette of complementary colors comes easy. For the rest of us, not so much. Enter Material Palette, a site launched this week by European…

December 18, 2014, 12:32 PM EST

Sarah Koenig Buckles Under the Pressure of Serial's Final Episode in This Outstanding Parody Funny or Die prepares us for the worst

Fans are already preparing themselves to be disappointed when Serial releases its final episode tomorrow, a fact that Funny or Die has captured masterfully in its new parody. In "The Last…

December 17, 2014, 12:28 PM EST

Ad of the Day: Laphroaig Turns Mixed Opinions of Its Scotch Into Amusing Christmas Carols All reactions welcome, and even celebrated in song

Laphroaig, a singular single-malt Scotch known for its potent and polarizing flavor, has spent the better part of the year soliciting tasters' opinions. Now, it's taken several of the more colorful…

December 16, 2014, 7:55 PM EST

Airbnb for Gingerbread Houses? Fully Baked Parody Is a Sweet Fundraiser for Homeless McKinney turns bookings into donations

Well, this is adorable.  For its pro-bono holiday project, agency McKinney created Gingerbreadbnb.com, a site that mimics Airbnb but lets you book virtual stays at confectionary cabins instead. All "bookings" become contributions…

December 16, 2014, 1:21 PM EST

Netflix Sure Picked an Interesting Time for This Tweet About Above-the-Law Cops Went live amid backlash over officer's fatal chokehold

As Twitter was erupting this afternoon with outrage over a grand jury's decision not to indict the NYPD officer whose chokehold killed Eric Garner, Netflix made a rather odd marketing…

December 3, 2014, 9:29 PM EST

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

Ad of the Day: Stressful Week? Watch This Beautifully Serene Ad About Urban Deer Canon's quiet, mesmerizing look at nocturnal explorers

Sometimes, the most attention-grabbing thing you can put in an ad is silence. That's definitely the case with this lovely ad from Canon Europe and agency JWT London. The 90-second spot…

December 3, 2014, 11:55 AM EST

What Were the Best Ads of 2014? Join #AdweekChat Today to Share Your Picks Twitter chat begins at 2 p.m. ET

The end of the year is always an exciting time to look back at the funniest, most powerful and truly innovative advertising that emerged in the past 12 months.  We've already…

December 3, 2014, 10:33 AM EST

Ad of the Day: Airbnb Created a Beautifully Intricate Tour of the World in Miniature Lovely visuals, lovingly crafted

In an age of boundless CGI, the best creatives are increasingly asking themselves one question: How can we bring this to life in the real world?  Hand-crafted effects (with some help…

December 1, 2014, 5:12 PM EST

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