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Why This BBDO Creative Director Is Lying on the Ground and Licking a Screen for You Carlos Moreno salutes his own work

You can be proud of your ads. But reenacting them in real life? That can get awkward. Carlos Moreno, though, takes one for the team in the video below—a promo for…

September 16, 2014, 12:25 PM EDT

Corona Brings Glorious Sunshine to a Shaded Patio in Clever Outdoor Stunt Beer brand sees the light in Toronto

The stars really aligned for Corona—well, one did, anyway—in this clever outdoor stunt from Toronto agency Zulu Alpha Kilo. Check out the video to see how the brand brought extra hours…

September 8, 2014, 1:24 PM EDT

Why Disney and Others Are Wary of Canada's Plan to Unbundle Cable TV Subscriptions Content creators, cable companies face the prospect of less revenue

U.S. content providers are warily eyeing efforts by Canadian regulators to unbundle Canada’s cable TV industry, a move that could eat into the profits of companies like Disney and Comcast…

September 5, 2014, 11:50 AM EDT

Publicis Groupe Buys Canada's Nurun Pays $115 million for 14-year-old tech firm

Paris-based Publicis Groupe has acquired digital agency Nurun from Quebecor Media in a $115 million deal. Since its inception in 2000, Nurun has swiftly grown into one of the world's leading…

September 3, 2014, 4:10 PM EDT

Ad of the Day: Bissell Cleans a Grimy Subway Floor, but That's Not the Crazy Part Down and dirty product demo

Ravi Dalchand really, really believes in his product. The senior brand manager at Bissell Canada demonstrates the effectiveness of the new Bissell Symphony All-in-One hard floor cleaner (it vacuums and steams…

August 27, 2014, 12:29 PM EDT

See the Painfully Funny Science Museum Ad That Was Too Violent for Canadian TV Man takes a licking, keeps on ticking

The guy in this sublimely sophomoric spot for a Vancouver science museum should be in a world of hurt. Yet he smiles and shrugs off a nail through his shoe, a…

August 27, 2014, 8:56 AM EDT

Canada Is Getting a New Video Streaming Service Television industry responds to competitive threat from Netflix

Two of Canada’s largest cable television companies are putting their differences aside and joining forces to launch a new video streaming service as the industry responds in kind to competition…

August 26, 2014, 4:58 PM EDT

Why Tim Hortons Totally Blacked Out This Location in a Small Quebec Town Customers were in for a fright

Who turned out the lights? Tim Hortons and JWT Toronto plunged customers at one of the coffee and donut chain's Quebec locations into inky darkness for a prank introducing a new…

August 18, 2014, 1:49 PM EDT

Everyone in This Ad (and Who Worked on This Ad) Was Paid in Meat Restaurant tests the limits of barbecue bartering

Ah, the barter system, humanity's oldest economy. And it's alive and well in the modern marketplace—at least if you're using slow-cooked meat as currency. Canadian restaurant chain Montana's Cookhouse & Bar…

July 29, 2014, 12:32 PM EDT

Jaws in Lake Ontario? Nah, It Was Just a Shark Week Video Prank Discovery hoax causes some gnashing of teeth in Canada

If you thought there was something fishy about that YouTube video of a shark swimming off Lake Ontario's Wolfe Island, you were absolutely right. The clip—uploaded on July 10, with nearly…

July 23, 2014, 10:03 AM EDT

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