Topic: Holidays

This Hardware Store Just Confused Everyone With a Gay, Straight and Bisexual Christmas Ad

But it's not as weirdly original as you think

British hardware store Robert Dyas has the quirky viral Christmas hit of the season, and while the theme is oddball indeed—randomly suggesting that straight, gay and bisexual people all love…

Coke Filmed 6 Great Surprise Moments in Real People's Lives for Its Emotional Holiday Ad

With a little help from personalized bottles

If a guy proposes to you using a personalized Coke bottle, you might want to take a little time before giving him your answer. Yet the woman in Coca-Cola's new…

Scrabble Finds Christmas Cheer in Wordplay With Its Latest Cute Anagrams Ad

When letters get more festive

Christmas-loving word nerds will probably enjoy this new letter-shuffling ad from Scrabble. Titled "Anagram Christmas," the minute-long spot puts a holiday twist on the game's "There's Magic in Words" campaign, launched…

This Week’s Must Haves: a Smart Suitcase You’ll Never Lose

Plus, bejeweled mocs, a double-duty iPhone case and more

This week, the Adweek staff is highlighting app-enabled holiday lights, an advent calendar with high-end whiskey inside, an iPhone case that's also a pocket square and one smart suitcase. Take…

A Dirty Old Man Gets the Perfect Gift in Pornhub's Weird, Uncomfortable Christmas Ad

Just what he always wanted

Pornhub is the latest advertiser to feature a sad old man in its Christmas commercial—an oddly common theme this year. But instead of getting a telescope or faking his own…

KitKat's Christmas Commercial Is 30 Seconds of Blankness, the Ultimate Ad Break

A knowing antidote to holiday noise

It takes a lot to stand out among the glut of Christmas ads in Britain, where brands jockey like nowhere else to have a hit commercial. KitKat and J. Walter…

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…

This Director's Wicked Little Film Shows You How to Be Happy at the Holidays

Even among the worst guests ever

With one notable exception, this year's holiday ads have been uniformly sweet and uplifting. But that can get tedious. So now, have a look at Biscuit Filmworks director Ayse Altinok's…

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…

This Agency's 'Jingle Butts' Video Gets Holiday Card Season Off to a Cheeky Start

Zulu Alpha Kilo gets slap happy

Stumped for a fun way to say happy holidays? Try playing "Jingle Bells" with any of your private parts, and you're all but guaranteed to get a reaction.  Kmart famously did…