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Topic: Holidays

Ad of the Day: Here's the Craziest Holiday Ad You Didn't See About the Worst Gifts Ever

Feeling Tinggly yet?

You remember Tadas Vidmantas. He's the director who made that insane spec ad for Lithuanian mineral-water brand Vytautas back in 2012. (The brand loved it so much, it hired Vidmantas…

What to Get a Client, Creative Partner or Co-Worker for the Holidays

Ad execs unwrap the industry's gift-giving etiquette

The holiday season is here again, and with it comes the usual gift-giving anxiety. Do you go with the classic bottle of high-end alcohol, or is it time to break out…

Ad of the Day: This Sappy Christmas Love Story Suddenly Veers Hilariously Off Course

Mobistar's off-kilter greetings from Publicis

Here's a very special love-at-first-sight Christmas campaign from Belgian cellular company Mobistar. Two spots, brought to you by Publicis in Brussels, tell the same story from different perspectives—one his, one hers.…

Ad of the Day: A Tween Pines for a Grownup Christmas in This Charming Dutch Spot

Supermarket Albert Heijn's sweet coming of age story

If you've ever been relegated to the kids' table at Christmas—despite knowing in your heart of hearts you were ready for the big leagues—you'll appreciate this sweet, simple ad from Dutch…

Here Are 12 Doggone Interesting Digital Marketing Stats From the Past Week

Cyber Monday saw a 184% lift in sales conversions

Thanks to the holidays, there are more digital marketing stats to delve into than usual. We've selected 12 of the most interesting numbers from the past seven days.  1. The Exchange…

Ad of the Day: An Unloved Sprout Finds a Family in BBC One's Cute Christmas Ad

Animated redemption from RKCR/Y&R

Are you a tiny sentient sprout-person who is hated by everyone, even at Christmas, when people are supposed to be nicer to other people (and vegetables)? Never fear. The stars…

Ad of the Day: A Boy's Christmas Wish Comes True in This Lovely Coca-Cola Film

Building a bridge to Santa

Coca-Cola isn't producing a new Christmas commercial for the U.S. market this year (it's doing some festive packaging instead) but has produced an impressive cinematic short film in Brazil that…

Infographic: Inside the Minds and Motivations of Today's Charitable Donors

74% prefer giving to local nonprofits over global causes

The year-end holidays mark a time of increased mindfulness around charitable giving. DDB U.S. gathered data on over 6,000 U.S. adults regarding habits, trends and values of those who made…

UPDATE: Target Says Cyber Monday Traffic Has Been 'Twice as High as Our Busiest Day Ever'

Retailer explains site crash

Target and PayPal have both experienced temporary Internet shutdowns today, seemingly because of a flood of consumer traffic. It's unclear exactly how long the outages occurred, but the blackouts lingered…

For Hallmark Channel, Christmas Is the Most Wonderful (and Lucrative) Time of the Year

Network airs 8 weeks of around-the-clock holiday programming

Now that Thanksgiving is over, most networks are preparing to roll out their Christmas-themed shows and specials for December. But Hallmark Channel is way ahead of them. The cable network's…

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