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Topic: Holidays

Ikea's Christmas Experiment Sweetly Shows That Kids Want So Much More Than Toys Letters to their parents

Yo, grinches. I challenge you not to tear up, just a little, as you watch "The Other Letter," a holiday video from Ikea created by McCann Spain. Young children are asked…

December 15, 2014, 11:23 AM EST

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…

December 15, 2014, 6:52 AM EST

Supermarket Surprises Shoppers by Playing 'Jingle Bells' Using the Checkout Scanners Latest big hit from Edeka

Like it or not, you can't escape holiday cheer everywhere you go. Maybe you've already taken care of your shopping, too. But have you ever heard Christmas music coming from…

December 10, 2014, 10:44 AM EST

This Family Is Completely, Ridiculously Pumped to Be Shopping at Kmart This Holiday In-store pickup of your online orders makes you act crazy

If you see this suburban family at your local Kmart, you'd better get out of their way. Mom just got an email confirming their online holiday order is ready, thanks to…

December 10, 2014, 9:57 AM EST

This Agency Will Get You in the Holiday Spirit With Its Anti-Christmas Song and Dance Office cheer in a single take

It's that time of year again—agency holiday card season. The pressure is high to come up with the funniest or coolest concept. Or maybe all you really need is lots of…

December 9, 2014, 12:57 PM EST

Santa Is a Hipster, and a Pretty Funny One, in This Agency's Holiday Video Free-range reindeer and all

Is Santa Claus a hipster? He's got the unkempt mane and alternative lifestyle down pat. Yet he seems too obsessed with consumer goods and fourth-quarter commerce to qualify. It feels like…

December 9, 2014, 9:03 AM EST

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…

December 8, 2014, 12:13 PM EST

Baby Animal Choir Sings Yaz's 'Only You' in This Ridiculously Cute Christmas Ad McVitie's expanded menagerie

McVitie's Victoria, the British biscuits brand, has been using puppies, kittens, tarsiers and owls in ads over the past year. Now, Grey London expands the baby-animal menagerie dramatically for McVitie's…

December 4, 2014, 7:49 AM EST

Baffled Shoppers Face Obstacles, Elves and Captivity in This Bizarre Discount Store Stunt Would you take this 'Adventure Quest'?

Behold! The lowest of the low-budget hidden-camera pranks has been created for discount retailer Ocean State Job Lot, and it is steeped in local commercial magic. The chain, with 116 stores…

November 24, 2014, 5:19 PM EST

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…

November 21, 2014, 10:10 AM EST

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