Central Park Conservancy

10 Great Ads That Are More Than 5 Minutes Long

Fancy sitting through a five-minute-long commercial? I know, you'd rather be boiled alive in hot acid. But actually, there are plenty of long-form spots that aren't just tolerable but wonderful. TED fell in love with some of them while curating its Ads Worth Spreading series. But most of those topped out at three or four minutes.

The Spot: Mapping Central Park

GENESIS: The Central Park Conservancy, which is celebrating 30 years of managing and preserving the landmark 843-acre park, needs more and younger donors. New Yorkers tend to think the park runs on taxpayer money, but 85 percent of the CPC's $40 million-plus budget comes from private donations.