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The Most Intense Ad Ever Made for a City Council's Cable-Access Broadcasts Blockbuster from Yukon Territory

Pulse-pounding thriller music and dramatic editing capture all the "excitement" of cable-access city-council broadcasts in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, in this tongue-in-cheek (but 100 percent real) promo. The commercial is nearing…

July 22, 2013, 8:20 AM EDT

Waxing Salon Invites You to Rip Wax Strips Off a Human Tear-Off Flier Painfully fun

The fur flew, painfully, in Lowe Roche's recent street promo for Toronto's Fuzz Wax Bar. A guy almost completely covered in wax strips walked around town and invited people to…

July 15, 2013, 8:51 AM EDT

Molson's World-Traveling Beer Fridge Can Be Opened Only With a Canadian Passport Please wait for one to arrive

I'm not sure I'd swipe my passport through a vending machine, regardless of the reward, but perhaps I would if I were Canadian and needed a beer badly enough. Molson…

June 27, 2013, 10:25 AM EDT

Can You Hear the Tone Hidden in This 'Vision Test'? Ad tricks viewers into seeing need for hearing test

Don't believe everything you see and hear in Draftfcb Toronto's deceptively clever TV and interactive poster campaign for Union Hearing Aid Centre. Known for its tricky advertising, the client's new…

May 10, 2013, 8:02 AM EDT

Dove Hires Criminal Sketch Artist to Draw Women as They See Themselves and as Others See Them Moving work by Ogilvy Brazil

Gil Zamora is an FBI-trained forensics artist with over 3,000 criminal sketches under his belt. Dove (through Unilever's U.K. office) and Ogilvy Brazil hired him to interview and draw seven…

April 16, 2013, 10:20 AM EDT

Pizza Hut Sketches Art Masterpieces on Pizza Boxes Live on YouTube Well, not all the results are cheesy

Weird, but also pretty neat: On Tuesday, Pizza Hut Canada streamed live YouTube video of an illustrator sketching commenter-suggested images on pizza boxes. It's a bit reminiscent of that artist…

April 3, 2013, 2:06 PM EDT

Idiotic Billboard Celebrating Women Shows Three Grinning Dudes in Suits Honorers push out honorees

Your billboard fail of the day comes from Halifax, Nova Scotia, where Mount Saint Vincent University put up an ad encouraging people to honor the "remarkable women" in their lives…

April 3, 2013, 12:10 PM EDT

Canadian PSA Takes Aim at the Noxious Epidemic of Social Farting It's like being a social smoker

"Just because I fart at parties now and then, it doesn't make me a farter." That's how I plan to begin my memoirs, and it's also a key line in…

March 18, 2013, 9:21 AM EDT

Ad Agency That Put 10-Year-Olds in Charge Has Now Made a Feature Film A 90-minute experiment for Labatt

Not content with the traditional advertising methods of TV spots and simple product placement in movies, Canada's Labatt Brewing is financing a feature-length film through its Kokanee brand. The film…

February 28, 2013, 2:30 PM EST

'Crotches Kill,' Canadian Ads Warn Texting Drivers A groin-inducing tagline

Crotches have been lethal for God knows how long. But traffic-safety officials in Alberta, Canada, are using new ads to highlight the most recent source of groin-related fatalities: subversive texting.…

February 26, 2013, 8:59 AM EST

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