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'Marketing: The Musical' Thanks You for Being Such a Stupid, Sheeplike Slave to Brands An advertising conference's shameless skits

Hey, fellow morons. Just wanted to let you know the marketers are on to us.  "People want to want things. Consumers need you to go," says the Canadian Marketing Association's invitation…

May 6, 2014, 2:39 PM EDT

Child Slavery PSAs Contrast the Joy of Youth and the Tragedy of Stolen Innocence 'No Child for Sale' shows heartbreaking comparisons

To highlight the global tragedy of children being sold into prostitution and hard labor, agency kbs+ has released three new spots for World Vision Canada's "No Child for Sale" initiative.…

May 6, 2014, 10:31 AM EDT

Cops Aren't There to Check Your Balls for You, Cancer PSA Reminds Guys Nor will a mechanic find lumps on your lugnuts

In every sense, testicular care is a delicate matter. So while it can be a bit weird and uncomfortable to feel yourself up every so often, nonprofit Testicular Cancer Canada…

April 14, 2014, 7:06 PM EDT

Cancer Charity Dares Young Men to Wax Their Balls on Camera Luckily we only see their faces

Most cancer charities want to highlight how easy it is to check yourself for lumps or other danger signs, but Testicular Cancer Canada decided to grab some attention by getting…

April 2, 2014, 10:22 AM EDT

Hilarious Fake Campaign Ads Remind Toronto That Anyone's Better Than Rob Ford Other dirtbags have a shot

Not since Alice Cooper ran for governor of Arizona under the slogan "A troubled man for troubled times" have we seen such refreshingly honest political advertising. Actually, these new campaign ads,…

March 31, 2014, 12:19 PM EDT

Duracell Bus Shelter in Montreal Heats Up When Everyone Holds Hands You're friendly, aren't you?

Nothing enhances a commute like coming into physical contact with a bunch of strangers at the bus stop. Cossette's "Moments of Warmth" campaign for Duracell had public-transport patrons in chilly Montreal…

March 12, 2014, 1:22 PM EDT

Endless Winter Isn't So Bad If You're Doing Outdoor Ads for Dandruff Shampoo Selsun Blue lets it snow in Montreal

Montreal agency lg2 found a goofy but practical use for all the snow this winter—it made it look like dandruff gone berkserk on outdoor ads for Selsun Blue. Pity the…

March 3, 2014, 11:36 AM EST

Google Creates 'Street View' of World's Largest Polar Bear Neighborhood Highlights impact of climate change

Google is always testing the limits of its all-seeing eye, and the tech giant's newest project puts its relentless reach to good use. Partnering with Polar Bears International to raise awareness…

February 28, 2014, 11:46 AM EST

Your Moment of Zen: Krispy Kernels Returns With Another Hilariously Strange Ad Oddvertising done right

Canadian snack maker Krispy Kernels had a sleeper hit a couple of years ago with its "Couch" commercial, a delightful bit of oddvertising that absconded from Cannes with a bronze…

February 26, 2014, 10:25 AM EST

Check Out Tide's Extensive Vine Push for the Olympics P&G brand seems dedicated to social video

Tide's focus on Vine doesn't seem like it's going to be cut down any time soon. Following up on its Halloween effort with Twitter's social videos, the Procter & Gamble brand…

February 21, 2014, 2:24 PM EST

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