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Topic: Canada

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

Tim Hortons Surprised This Calgary Street by Taking Over a Residential Home Overnight Redefining neighborly

Usually when you wake up and something weird has happened at a neighbor's house, you call the police and get the kids in the basement. But not Tuesday morning on…

September 23, 2014, 5:23 PM EDT

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

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