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Topic: Canada

Ready or Not, Here Comes Your First Big Weepy 2015 Holiday Prank Commercial

Shaw Communications obliges

'Tis the season for heart-tugging brand videos. Wait, already? Just as the holidays seem to come ever earlier in the retail universe—Christmas displays regularly pop up before Halloween—at least one brand…

Doritos Is About to Try a 12-Hour-Long Periscope, and It Should Be Quite Smashing

Flavors collide in social stunt

Doritos on Thursday will introduce Canada to Doritos Collisions, featuring two types of chips in the same bag—at first, habanero and guacamole. To celebrate, BBDO Toronto has planned a mammoth,…

These Wrecked Toy Cars Found in Cereal Boxes Send a Sobering Drunk-Driving Message

Targeting college kids

It's always so much fun to get a little toy inside your cereal box! Until that toy is a mangled vehicle reminding you of the dangers of drunk driving. Canadian agency…

Ad of the Day: This Amazing New Gadget, the Quitbit, Tells You When Your Time Is Up

Better start planning now

It doesn't time your run. It's for when your time runs out." That's one of the slogans being used for a shocking new device called the Quitbit, a macabre piece of…

Here's an 8-Bit Video Game That Every Ad Agency Intern Should Be Playing

McMillan's gift to its cheap labor

Ad agency interns love to get real-world experience. Sometimes that means actually working for real clients. Other times it means sitting around playing 8-bit video games. The interns at Ottawa, Ontario,…

This Guy Just Made the Most Hilariously Insane Political Campaign Ad Ever

Starring a giant goose, a dragon and an alien

If crazy political ads are their own kind of art form, this one is something of a masterpiece. Wyatt Scott is an independent candidate for Canadian parliament. And taking his new…

Nature Valley Shames Modern Parents for Ruining Their Kids in 3-Minute Technology Hate-On

Fear the lost childhoods of a generation

Nature Valley Canada shouts "You kids, get off my lawn!" in a curmudgeonly new ad from Cossette that contrasts the childhood memories of three generations of families. The brand yearns for…

Skittles Is Auctioning Off Custom-Made Prizes, and You Bid With Facebook Likes

Oil paintings, guitars and more

"Bidding stands at 20 Facebook likes. ... Who'll give me 21? Going once, going twice ... sold for 20 likes to the man with his face buried in a bag…

Is This the Happiest and Most Colorful Mobile-Phone Campaign Ever?

Canada's Koodo makes quite a splash

Canadian mobile carrier Koodo doesn't needlessly complicate things in this new campaign from Toronto agency Camp Jefferson. Portraying itself as a company that's fair and honest, and makes lots of people…

Sad, Powerful Ad for Gay Marriage Shows You Wedding Memories That Were Never Made

Timed to the Supreme Court hearings

A wedding day is among the happiest moments in a person's life, a milestone to look back on for years to come—which makes it all the more strange that people…

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