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Topic: Canada

DDB Employees Read Mean Tweets About Their Ads That campaign wasn't as great as you thought

DDB Canada takes a page from Jimmy Kimmel's playbook in this amusing video, in which employees read mean tweets about their work. The staffers seem both entertained and mildly horrified as…

November 11, 2014, 7:42 AM EST

This Agency Pulled Off the Vending Machine Stunt to End All Vending Machine Stunts If you've begun to hate this trend, you'll love this one

Tricked-out vending machines have become the vehicle of choice for brands to push all sorts of zany promotions or social media stunts. We're almost to the point where if you…

November 10, 2014, 12:31 PM EST

Why Every Marketing Person in Canada Is Cursing the Name of This One Agency (NSFW) What is going on at Cossette, anyway?

Today in amusing Canadian agency videos, we have this one from Cossette—in which marketing people all over the country ask the same bewildered question: "What the fuck is going on…

November 6, 2014, 10:51 AM EST

Remarkable Ads Protest the Absurdity of the Open-Carry Gun Policy at Kroger Skateboards no, firearms yes

Agencies have taken many approaches to creating memorable gun-control ads. Grey Toronto's latest work for Moms Demand Action, opposing an open-carry gun policy in Kroger supermarkets, is thought-provoking—and notably restrained…

November 5, 2014, 11:56 AM EST

This Agency Rewards Its Employees in the Most Amusingly Sadistic Way Possible A brief respite from the grind

Canadian agencies sure are good at doing videos excoriating the ad business. Just in the past week we've seen: • John St.'s hilarious takedown of real-time marketing with Reactvertising • Zulu Alpha…

November 5, 2014, 6:27 AM EST

Finally, Advertising Case Study Videos Get Their Own Award Show Because you work harder on them than on the ads

Case study videos. I could watch them all day long. They're my favorite form of media entertainment—apart from sitcoms starring Concord grapes, that is. These days, advertising case studies are…

November 4, 2014, 3:36 PM EST

The Best Video Ever About the Sheeplike Insanity of Real-Time Marketing John St. introduces Reactvertising™

Ever feel like real-time marketing is all about being first, and not about being good? You're not alone. John St., the Toronto agency that regularly produces scathing parody videos about the ad…

October 31, 2014, 1:10 PM EDT

1960s Adman Makes a Hilarious and Obscene Visit to a Modern Agency (NSFW) This guy makes Don Draper look classy

We've already seen how Joan Harris (aka, Christina Hendricks) might adjust to life at a modern ad agency. Well, this guy is way more of a train wreck. Canadian ad agency…

October 31, 2014, 9:00 AM EDT

Shell Celebrates 30 Years in Alberta by Selling Gas at 1984 Prices A blast from the past

It was the best of times, it was the ... well, literally the best of times. Van Halen was the greatest band in the world. George Orwell was totally right…

October 9, 2014, 2:31 PM EDT

This Digital Mall Ad Plays Pictionary With You, and Gives Out Fabulous Prizes Poster suddenly springs to life

Today, everything's an ad. Or a game. Sometimes both. Agency TrojanOne in Toronto created this mall installation in Canada for Mattel's Pictionary. A display that initially appears to be a poster…

October 9, 2014, 8:33 AM EDT

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