When you're a Muppet and there's a new movie coming out, chances are you'll find yourself in a simultaneous ad campaign or two. So is it a surprise to find the Muppets have been singing for their brand-sponsored suppers for years?
Yes, it's that time of year—when Tim Nudd settles down in front of the yule log to cast his expert gaze across the seasonal TV offerings from marketers determined to sell us on the magic of Christmas.
You've seen our picks for the 10 Best Ads of 2013, but can you name all the ads that made it to our shortlist of 48 spots? Check out the compilation here, and see how many you recognize.
Since Adweek launched, there has been at least one culture-defining ad per year. Some won Lions and Clios, some became legendary for their own reasons, and some of them are in our compilation above. Feel free to let us know what others we should have included in our 35 for 35.
Like saplings turning to face the sun for sustenance, so at this time of year do marketers and advertisers—especially when there are no big sporting events such as 2012's Olympics to pad out the creative briefs. But surely you can't just show Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez, armies of attractive models and a handful of goats having fun in the sun? Or can you?