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Topic: Canada

These Fake Local Grocery Ads Brilliantly Skewer Northern Canada's Surreal Food Prices

Driving home the crisis in Nunavut

If you want to pay $48 for a bag of flour, head to northern Canada. It might even come with the same cheesy smile that your local grocer promises in…

A Toronto Mall's Sexy Santa Is So Hot, Even Adults Want to Sit in His Lap

Time to practice your 'Santa, Baby' serenade

Toronto readers, you're in luck: At the Yorkdale Shopping Center, one sexy mall Santa is melting the Internet. Time to make a furry new allegiance, Team Jacob. Since the first department store…

All Is Not Merry and Bright in the Season's Most Shocking Retail Holiday Window

When silent nights are sinister

Retailers pull out all the stops for the holidays, which makes it a great time for window shopping: There's nothing like an enchanted display to make you feel delightfully childlike…

This Canadian Airline Wants You to Help It Complete 12,000 Miracles in 24 Hours

WestJet's Blue Santa is at it again

Over the past four years, WestJet has used its Christmas campaign to surprise and delight consumers with random acts of kindness. This year, the Canadian airliner is using the same tactic…

Ad of the Day: McDonald's Seeks Great Recipes in Top-Secret Contest for Employees

The winner gets $10,000

McDonald's seems like way too big of a company to have interesting, playful contests for employees. But the fast-food chain's Canadian operation has always had surprisingly relevant ideas (like its…

This Agency's 'Jingle Butts' Video Gets Holiday Card Season Off to a Cheeky Start

Zulu Alpha Kilo gets slap happy

Stumped for a fun way to say happy holidays? Try playing "Jingle Bells" with any of your private parts, and you're all but guaranteed to get a reaction.  Kmart famously did…

Clothing Line for People Who Use Wheelchairs Rebrands to Be Much More Than Fashionable

IZ focuses on wheelchair accessibility

Here's a stylish corporate rebranding that's also designed to make the world easier to navigate for folks who use wheelchairs. For a half-dozen years, Canadian couturier Izzy Camilleri, whose star clients…

Grocery Chain Reminds Shoppers to Check Their Melons in Cheeky Breast Cancer Stunt

Nesters Market's fruitful makeover

October was Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but that doesn't mean refraining from making breast puns until next fall. Up in Canada, the Nesters Market grocery chain is giving its melons…

If You're Not Targeting Unborn Babies With Your Advertising, You've Already Lost

Taxi and BBDO can explain

If you're still obsessed with millennials, you've way behind the curve. Taxi Canada and BBDO Toronto both explain that you need to walk back to the very beginnings of life—newborns, fetuses,…

Jaded About Advertising? Watch This Video and Feel as Inspired as a Clueless Intern Again

Burnett's ode to innocence

It's easy to get disillusioned with advertising after, say, your first few months on the job. But what's not to like, really? You get free food, and free drinks, and…

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