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Topic: Holidays

Ad of the Day: Samsung's Dreamy Holiday Ad Tells a Moving Fairy Tale on 74 Screens

Sweet tale, sweeter execution

Some 74 synchronized devices, from a two-inch watch screen to a 65-inch curved Samsung TV—and everything in between—make an animated dream come alive in Samsung's lovely holiday spot. R/GA created the…

Ad of the Day: Apple Goes Back 60 Years to Find Its Lovely Holiday Ad for 2014

A duet across generations

Technologies evolve, but love is timeless. That's the message of Apple's quietly poignant 2014 holiday commercial, which broke Sunday. And indeed, exactly one-half of the ad is about non-Apple tech from…

Ad of the Day: JCPenney Has Store Shoppers Surprise Complete Strangers With Gifts

Awkward stunt then gets all warm and fuzzy

Is giving to others the greatest gift of all? Even the sourest Scrooge might admit the idea has merit after checking out JCPenney's #JustGotJingled campaign from EVB and Victors & Spoils. In…

Ad of the Day: Lexus Sprinkles Magic Dust on This Year's 'December to Remember' Ads

Grown-ups are kids again in Team One's new spots

Lexus's "December to Remember" ads, with the luxury vehicles done up in those famous giant red bows, have become as much a part of the holiday firmament as Santa Claus…

Ad of the Day: Sainsbury's Recreates Famous 1914 Christmas Truce in Stunning New Ad

Ringan Ledwidge directs AMV BBDO's remarkable story of sharing

Monty the penguin has his first real competition for best Christmas ad of the year, as Sainsbury's just rolled out a remarkable long-form spot that couldn't be more different than…

Ad of the Day: Grandmas Know What Grown Princesses Want for Christmas, and It's Not a Pony

More offbeat holiday cheer from adam&eveDDB

Christmas creep is pretty much here, so it's time for an ad about opening gifts. Luckily, this one's good for some laughs. The spot, for Mulberry, is adam&eveDDB's first work for…

Ad of the Day: Winged Fairies Spread Magic and Joy in Marks & Spencer's Christmas Ad

Enchanting work from RKCR/Y&R

John Lewis went the heartwarming, emotional route for Christmas, while Boots and Waitrose took more down-to-earth approaches. Now, Marks & Spencer eschews its celebrity focus of the recent past to…

The Story of Rubik's Cube, the World’s Most Popular Toy

A perennial puzzle turns 40

The event, in case you missed it, was called the Zonhoven Open. It took place in Belgium last March, and it witnessed 18-year-old Mats Valk do something remarkable. The lanky…

Ad of the Day: John Lewis May Have Already Won Christmas With Its Adorable Penguin Ad

Story of magic and love through a child's eyes is almost perfect

There's enormous pressure on John Lewis and adam&eveDDB to deliver an incredible Christmas ad every year—Christmas, after all, being Britain's version of the Super Bowl when it comes to advertising. This…

15 Holiday Retail Stats That Every Marketer Needs to See

Mobile's huge year marches on

If you see family members tapping away at their smartphones or tablets during Thanksgiving dinner, they could easily be sneaking in their first holiday purchases. Mobile will account for 31 percent…

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