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Topic: Canada

Here's an 8-Bit Video Game That Every Ad Agency Intern Should Be Playing

McMillan's gift to its cheap labor

Ad agency interns love to get real-world experience. Sometimes that means actually working for real clients. Other times it means sitting around playing 8-bit video games. The interns at Ottawa, Ontario,…

This Guy Just Made the Most Hilariously Insane Political Campaign Ad Ever

Starring a giant goose, a dragon and an alien

If crazy political ads are their own kind of art form, this one is something of a masterpiece. Wyatt Scott is an independent candidate for Canadian parliament. And taking his new…

Nature Valley Shames Modern Parents for Ruining Their Kids in 3-Minute Technology Hate-On

Fear the lost childhoods of a generation

Nature Valley Canada shouts "You kids, get off my lawn!" in a curmudgeonly new ad from Cossette that contrasts the childhood memories of three generations of families. The brand yearns for…

Skittles Is Auctioning Off Custom-Made Prizes, and You Bid With Facebook Likes

Oil paintings, guitars and more

"Bidding stands at 20 Facebook likes. ... Who'll give me 21? Going once, going twice ... sold for 20 likes to the man with his face buried in a bag…

Is This the Happiest and Most Colorful Mobile-Phone Campaign Ever?

Canada's Koodo makes quite a splash

Canadian mobile carrier Koodo doesn't needlessly complicate things in this new campaign from Toronto agency Camp Jefferson. Portraying itself as a company that's fair and honest, and makes lots of people…

Sad, Powerful Ad for Gay Marriage Shows You Wedding Memories That Were Never Made

Timed to the Supreme Court hearings

A wedding day is among the happiest moments in a person's life, a milestone to look back on for years to come—which makes it all the more strange that people…

Bikes Ride Themselves in This Heart-Pounding Ad for Cycling in Canada

You just have to 'Hop on'

Canada is a great country for cycling, but the bikes aren't going to ride themselves. Well, actually they do in this inventing and intense spot for Cycling Canada from ad…

Uber Sets Up a Curbside Breathalyzer, Drives You Home If You're Over the Limit

'You drink, we drive' in Toronto

Drunk-driving messaging is a naturally fruitful creative area for any taxi or car-service company, and Uber has produced a very cool campaign around the topic with this curbside breathalyzer in…

Homeless People Read Mean Tweets in This Heartbreaking PSA

Another Canadian take on Kimmel's gag

People reading mean tweets is turning into a PSA genre. Last month, the Canadian Safe School Network took Jimmy Kimmel's hit comedy bit, usually featuring celebrities, and repurposed it as a…

The Labels on These Clothes Tell the Tragic Stories of the Workers Who Made Them

Strong stuff from the Canadian Fair Trade Network

The label on a piece of clothing might reveal something about its provenance, but it hardly tells the whole story. The Canadian Fair Trade Network wanted to change that. To…

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