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Topic: Airlines

Ad of the Day: Virgin America's 6-Hour Preroll Ad Is Creepy, Warholian and Sort of Brilliant

Welcome to BLAH Airlines

People have a hard time sitting through five seconds of pre-roll on YouTube. How will they react to almost six hours of it—much of which is intentionally, preposterously, stultifyingly boring? Virgin…

Ad of the Day: WestJet Surprises a Hardworking Dad With the Sweetest Gift for Father's Day

Impeccable customer service

Even on Father's Day, advertising has plenty of fun at Dad's expense. But Canadian airline WestJet has just raised the bar with a Father's Day ad that captures everything we…

Ad of the Day: Turkish Airlines Lands One of the Year's Loveliest Commercials

For these kids, dreams do come true

Turkish Airlines is known to the advertising world mostly for its goofy, fun-loving, insanely popular ads with Kobe Bryant and Lionel Messi. But the brand shows its versatility with this…

Adweek's Top 5 Commercials of the Week: May 2-9

These hot and cool spots crossed borders. Vote for your favorite

As the tulips pop and the winter garb is tucked away in the backs of closets, some of the brands that gave us our biggest ad hits of the week…

Chandelier’s Richard Christiansen Talks Ads, Airlines and Sheep Racing

The Aussie creative who changed advertising in New York

Richard Christiansen first learned about selling during a “vaudeville” upbringing on an Australian farm that, in the wake of a drought, lured Japanese tourists with attractions like sheep racing. Outback…

Adweek's Top 5 Commercials of the Week: Dec. 6-13

Holiday cheer, gender roles and thrill rides—vote for your favorite spot

Santa may still be warming up his reindeer, but brands are already knee-deep in drifts of Christmas cheer.  Three of our picks this week are holiday spots. The other two are…

Ad of the Day: Santa Visits Canada First for Airline's Lovely Christmas Miracle

WestJet makes passengers' dreams come true

Canadian airline WestJet played Santa to a couple hundred travelers recently, and the result was heartwarming and tear-jerking. Before two flights from Toronto and Hamilton, Ontario, to WestJet's home airport in…

Ad of the Day: Kobe and Messi Trade Epic Selfies for Turkish Airlines

Latest comedy of one-upmanship

More Messi, more Kobe—this time, Turkish Airlines (which, you will remember, has pitted the two athletes against each other before) has the epic-est epic selfie contest of all time. There is…

How Airlines Used the Glamour of the Terminal as a Marketing Vehicle

All about who had the first this or the better that

In 1963, MGM released The V.I.P.s. It featured an all-star cast including Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton and Orson Welles. The plot? Fasten your seat belts. The plot is what happens…

Adweek's Top 5 Commercials of the Week: Oct. 25-Nov. 1

Funny, flashy, goofy or revolutionary—vote for your favorite spot

Welcome to Adweek's newly revamped recap of the week's best commercials. In the past, we've shown you our 10 favorites each week. From now on, we're going to narrow it…

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