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Ad of the Day: Apple Ends the Year on a High Note With Delightful Holiday Spot A minor miracle at just the right time

They say Christmas is a time for miracles. And not to overstate it, but Apple picked a good time to deliver one of its own—a lovely holiday ad to finish…

December 17, 2013, 10:33 AM EST

Adweek's Top 5 Commercials of the Week: Dec. 6-13 Holiday cheer, gender roles and thrill rides—vote for your favorite spot

Santa may still be warming up his reindeer, but brands are already knee-deep in drifts of Christmas cheer.  Three of our picks this week are holiday spots. The other two are…

December 13, 2013, 10:16 AM EST

Ad of the Day: Harvey Nichols Plays the Grinch in the Year's Most Selfish Holiday Campaign Gag gifts save money you can spend on yourself

Harvey Nichols, the upscale U.K. department store, understands what Christmas is all about. Frankly, it's about getting what I want and feeling pleased with myself. Sure, like everyone else, I prattle…

December 2, 2013, 10:29 AM EST

Ad of the Day: Melissa McCarthy Is Game for Old Navy's Black Friday Campaign She doesn't win $1 million, but you could

Old Navy parted ways with longtime agency Crispin Porter + Bogusky over the summer, but it looks like its holiday advertising will remain as quirky as ever. Last year at this…

November 25, 2013, 12:37 PM EST

Ad of the Day: Target's Kind of Holiday Is One Where You're Always On Get those devices ready

Another day, another holiday 2013 commercial. Our latest entry comes from 72andSunny for Target, which never fails to put a trendy spin on even the most mundane activities. (Seriously, these…

November 21, 2013, 4:44 PM EST

Infographic: Holiday Guide to Mobile Marketing Stats show emerging space should be bigger than ever this year

With Thanksgiving only 10 days away, how will mobile will affect in-store and e-commerce sales during the holiday season? The true "Year of Mobile" occurred sometime in the last several…

November 19, 2013, 11:44 AM EST

Ad of the Day: Sainsbury's 'Christmas in a Day' Will Bring Tears to Your Eyes Particularly the final scene—and this is just the trailer

Are you ready for a crowdsourced Christmas ad? Yes, it sounds like a bad idea. But this British spot for grocery chain Sainbury's from AMV BBDO—actually a trailer for a longer…

November 18, 2013, 11:16 AM EST

Ad of the Day: Kmart Finds a Completely Evil Way to Push Layaway Program What would Satan do?

Each year, as the holidays draw near, you can depend on Kmart to start rolling out ads for its reserve-now, pay-incrementally layaway program. (In fact, Kmart couldn't even wait for…

November 14, 2013, 1:55 PM EST

Twitter Self-Serve Ads Expand to U.K., Ireland and Canada Just in time for the holidays, and the post IPO revenue push

Twitter has opened its self-service ads platform to small businesses in United Kingdom, Ireland and Canada today, six months after debuting the same offer domestically. The system allows brands to bid…

November 14, 2013, 11:10 AM EST

Ad of the Day: Tesco Channels Old Home Movies in Nostalgic Christmas Spot Clark Griswold would be proud

In Britain, where Christmas ads are a pretty big deal, the battle for this season's supremacy continues with the Tesco ad below, from Wieden + Kennedy in London. And it…

November 11, 2013, 2:05 PM EST