Holiday

Sam the Horse’s Wish to Be Adopted Comes True in Purina’s Tearjerker of a Holiday Ad

Prepare to ugly cry at your desk or shed a few slow rolling tears, all because of a horse named Sam. In a holiday ad from Purina created by The Martin Agency, Sam the horse is desperately waiting for someone to come and take him home. All the other horses at the rescue and adoption stable find new owners, but not Sam.

WestJet Helps Wildfire Victims for Its Annual Christmas Miracle

On May 3 of this year a wildfire made its way through Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada demolishing over 2,400 homes.

An Agency Created Holiday Paper to Wrap the World in Peace

At a time when everyone seems divided on everything, Minneapolis-based agency Periscope wanted to find a way to promote peace.

Infographic: Here’s What Millennial Women Want—and Want to Give—This Holiday

Nike, Apple, Victoria's Secret and Urban Decay topped the brands on millennial women's wish lists for this holiday season, according to product discovery platform Influenster—think Yelp for products—which recently surveyed 5,733 of its users to uncover gifting trends.

Target’s Holiday Campaign Brings a Magical Story to Life Across TV, Digital and Its Stores

Target's taking kids and grown-ups alike on a "holiday odyssey," one that brings shopping and storytelling together in digitally fueled new ways.

Santa Ditches the Sleigh and Flies Coach in Expedia’s Heartwarming Christmas Ad

The sleigh is overrated. Santa Claus ditches it entirely in Expedia's touching Christmas campaign from 180LA, choosing instead to fly coach around the world and ending up at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., where he delivers presents to some very special kids.

Grab a Tissue and Watch How WestJet Created a Christmas Miracle for Struggling Families

WestJet does the holidays right. Last year, the Canadian airline surprised its passengers with gifts at the baggage carousel; a lovely spot and a tearjerker for sure. Now WestJet has me sniffling yet again, this time with surprises for residents of a village in the Dominican Republic. Families sit in a blue sleigh, talking to Santa via video chat, telling him what they want for Christmas. WestJet employees then race to buy gifts (locally!), and present them at a party on the beach (with snow). This time, the gifts aren't just flat-screen TVs and cameras; they also include practical and much-needed items like a washing machine, a motorcycle engine and a horse—enabling locals in the community of Nuevo Renacer to provide for their families. WestJet even built a small playground for the local children to use long after the visit was over.

Ad of the Day: Romeo Beckham’s 4-Minute Burberry Ad Is Absurd Yet Irresistible

With Posh Spice and one of the world's most famous footballers as parents, it's no surprise that the Beckham children aren't your average kids. Brooklyn, 15, is currently dating movie star Chloë Grace Moretz. Cruz, 9, plays for Arsenal's junior team. And Harper, 3, has already been spotted front-row at New York Fashion Week.

U.S. Post Office Ads Have Never Really Delivered the Goods

It’s easy to poke fun at the poor post office these days. The service started by Benjamin Franklin in 1775 lost $5 billion this year—the seventh year of red ink in a row. Americans sent 44.3 billion fewer pieces of mail this year than in 2008, according to a recent study from IBIS World.

Millennials Start Their Holiday Shopping Way Before Their Parents

Who says millennials are lazy? According to a Horizon Media holiday shopping survey of 680 respondents, 18- 34-year-olds have one thing over their parents: They're far more likely to have started their Christmas shopping early. Fifty-two percent indicated they had already started their gift-buying when the survey was conducted between Oct. 27 and Nov.