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Topic: Holidays

Cards Against Humanity Spent $100k to Dig a Giant, Pointless Hole in Holiday Stunt as Bleak as 2016

And they just filled it back in

In one of the more nihilistic brand stunts ever performed, the card game Cards Against Humanity raised $100,573 on Black Friday and spent the money digging a huge, pointless hole…

Ad of the Day: Chatbooks' Harried Mom Returns in 2016's Most Honest Holiday Ad Yet

Stuck in gift hell? Here's something everyone will love

How does a real mom tackle the holidays? By hiding from the kids behind a locked door, huffing cocoa powder, reliving last year's epic gift fails and using crumpled wrapping…

Ad of the Day: This Very Sweet Holiday Ad Follows a Man on a Mission to Learn English

Poland's Allegro adds value to the season

Allegro, the most popular online marketplace in Poland, gives us "English," a holiday story about an elderly Pole who orders a complete "English for Beginners" set through the auction service.  Our…

Ad of the Day: Santa Is Everywhere (for Kids, at Least) in Meijer's Magical Holiday Ad

An invitation to believe

Do You See What I See?" That's the title of superstore chain Meijer's holiday ad, created by The Distillery Project and its ex-Leo Burnett founders, John Condon and Per Jacobson.  Directed by…

Minute Maid Opened a Store for the Holidays Where You Can't Buy Anything at All

And yet there are plenty of gifts

Parents, man. Whatever they do, they traumatize you. That's just something we like to say in hard times. But parenting is obviously a job best characterized by improvisation, one constantly learned…

Here's How Much Engagement Holiday Retailers Are Getting in Social Media So Far

Lowe's, Nordstrom and Old Navy are faring well

Since Nov. 1, Origami Logic has been tracking 125 brands across Facebook, Instagram and YouTube to gauge the level of engagement holiday-focused marketers are achieving. The company, which offers marketing software…

Zales Jewelers Gets Heat for Putting a Lesbian Couple in Its Holiday Ad

Brand is accused of 'normalizing sin'

A new ad from Zales Jewelers is just what you'd expect of a jewelry brand at the outset of the holiday season—30 seconds of beautiful couples, sparkly rings, heartfelt music…

Wes Anderson's New H&M Christmas Ad, With Adrien Brody, Is Totally Stylish and Delightful

adam&eveDDB cranks up the charm on a train

H&M has had a very strong year in its advertising, and it's putting a festive bow on 2016 with this lovely short film for Christmas, directed by Wes Anderson (with…

A Forlorn Wooden Doll Finds Love at Her Local McDonald's in Brand's Holiday Ad

Something you won't find in a Happy Meal

Ah, the holidays! A time for sharing, love and ... McDonald's?  In "Juliette the Doll," a charming little ad by Leo Burnett London, a toyshop owner pulls a vintage doll, Juliette, out…

Samsung Wishes You a Happy Virtual Holiday With Gear VR Ads and Experiences

Passing on the 'feels'

Finally, here's a holiday ad where people aren't pretending to like the gifts they're given! There's just one catch: We really can't tell what's getting them all so wound up. Samsung…

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