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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

No, Begging Twitter to Verify Your Account Won't Make It Happen Relationships, not hashtag campaigns, earn the checkmark

For those who really, really want Twitter's coveted blue "verified account" badge, it is pursued as the ultimate validation of their life's worth. For those who already have one, it's…

December 9, 2014, 8:58 AM 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

Stuart Elliott Takes Buyout as NYT Continues to Lose Top Media and Advertising Reporters Iconic ad columnist joins outgoing TV, press writers

The giant sucking sound you might be hearing from Manhattan this week is probably the vacuum of media and marketing insight being created by New York Times buyouts. Stuart Elliott, the…

December 3, 2014, 1:19 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

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