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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

Make Your Own Skittles Ad on 'Create the Rainbow' Holiday Site Campaign is more sour than sweet

I can make my own wacky Skittles holiday commercial on this Create the Rainbow site from BBDO Toronto and Jam3? Do I have to? Can't I just strangle myself with…

December 18, 2012, 1:11 PM EST

Eau de Pizza Hut, the Chain's New Perfume, Smells Like Freshly Baked Dough Novelty product salutes Facebook fans

If you want to smell like hot grease and you can't afford Madonna's perfume, you're in luck! Pizza Hut has a fragrance now. Well, Pizza Hut Canada does, anyway. Its…

December 6, 2012, 9:00 AM EST

Vaginal Lubricant Uses Slippery Marketing Tactic of Female Empowerment Canadian ads for Mae by Damiva

Excuse me for once again having a chat with you about vaginas. Damiva, a new brand of products for ladybits whose name is a portmanteau of dame and diva, is…

November 28, 2012, 9:40 AM EST

Man to Hitchhike Mostly Naked Across Canada for Charity (and an Underwear Brand) Mark McIntyre's fleshy return

Starting Wednesday, a walking, talking, pants-less billboard named Mark McIntyre will begin hitchhiking mostly naked across Canada. He will make the journey from Vancouver, British Columbia, to Truro, Nova Scotia,…

November 13, 2012, 10:45 AM EST

The Spot: FedEx's Package Deal BBDO Toronto delivers four ads for the price of one in its entertaining new 30-second spot

IDEA: Four ads—with talking turtles, worker ants, mythical dwarf-like creatures and reptilian humanoids—all packed into one 30-second ad? You're going to need some bubble wrap for that. Yet BBDO in…

November 13, 2012, 7:17 AM EST

Buyral: When Your Video Absolutely, Positively Has to Go Viral From the folks who brought you catvertising

Clients are obsessed with it—how do you make a video go viral? Now, there's a simple, foolproof solution. Just call Buyral, the pioneer in getting children, interns, the elderly and…

November 5, 2012, 10:07 AM EST

If 10-Year-Olds Ran an Ad Agency Canada's Grip Limited puts the kids in charge

Are you better at advertising than a 5th grader? Probably not, judging by this entertaining video from Grip Limited, a Toronto ad agency that celebrated its 10th birthday recently by…

October 31, 2012, 2:34 PM EDT

Kill Them With Kindness, Says War Child's Fantastical New PSA Conflict resolution from John St.

If bullets were crayons, grenades blew bubbles and land mines exploded into picture books, kids in war-afflicted areas would be doing a lot better. Pollyanna-ish as that may sound, this…

October 26, 2012, 2:47 PM EDT

You Want Fries With That? McDonald's Shows You How They're Made Tribal DDB's latest peek behind the curtain

McDonald's is all about transparency. Just rub some of its fries against a sheet of paper and see what happens. Soon, you'll be able to look straight through it and…

October 24, 2012, 10:31 AM EDT