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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

General Motors and Orange Partner With Klout Brands look to harness social influencers

General Motors Canada and Orange, the French telecom giant, have partnered with Klout as the brands look to increase social media chatter around their respective products. GM has signed a one-year…

April 2, 2013, 3:31 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

Ads Create Optical Illusions to Highlight Hospital's Cramped Conditions Clever set design helps build support for new facilities

Here’s a creative way to highlight an issue as mundane as cramped working conditions. Instead of using computer-generated special effects, agency Dare creates optical illusions through custom set design in…

February 22, 2013, 11:53 AM EST

No One Cares About Your Stupid Ad Awards, Especially Not Your Kids John St. puts Canada's Cassies in perspective

Ha, ha, dumb advertising people, no one in his or her right mind cares about your lame industry awards! Ad agency John St. does a great job of communicating that…

February 13, 2013, 9:21 AM EST

Go Ahead and Play With Your Food, as Long as Your Food Is Bugles The snack that's also a game

"It's Bugles! It's Bugles! The game that you can eat!" After watching these retro-minimalist commercials for General Mills's Bugles from Cossette in Toronto (and Untitled Films director Curtis Wehrfritz), I…

February 7, 2013, 9:30 AM EST

Giant Rotting Fingers Count Down to Walking Dead's Return One more lopped off each day until Sunday

Toronto's Union Station has been graced by this cool "zombie hands" installation for The Walking Dead that loses a finger every day until this Sunday, when Season 3 returns to…

February 6, 2013, 9:34 AM EST

Canadian Wheat Board Somehow Manages to Make an Ad That's Too Sexy Use of a 1969 cowgirl painting draws fire

The Canadian Wheat Board is in trouble for a print ad that uses a 1969 Gil Elvgren pinup painting to draw attention to a "winter pool" grain sale offer. In…

January 30, 2013, 1:10 PM EST

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