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Topic: Holidays

Ad of the Day: Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett Star in Barnes & Noble's Charming Holiday Ad

Baby, it's cold outside

Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga make goo-goo eyes at each other and croon "Baby, It's Cold Outside" in this amiable holiday spot for Barnes & Noble. "Tony and Gaga are a…

This Muppets Musical Kicks the Christmas Ad Season in Britain Into a Higher Gear

Giant crumpet, anyone?

No self-respecting British advertiser wants to be left behind at this time of year, since the run-up to Christmas has become known as the U.K.'s version of the Super Bowl…

Ad of the Day: Office Depot Has Comically Snarky Little Holiday Gifts for Your Co-Workers

Someone get us a pack of 'Stop Stealing All My Pens' pens

In this fun, snarky Office Depot campaign, McCann New York turns boring old office supplies into amusingly pointed workplace-themed holiday gifts. Let's say one of your co-workers is constantly stealing your…

Ad of the Day: Christmas Is (Mostly) Hell in the Season's Most Brutally Honest Commercial

Aldi tells it like it is

Here's a refreshingly honest Christmas ad from from Australia, in which supermarket chain Aldi acknowledges that we aren't all swimming in hugs and beautifully wrapped presents. The stress of the holidays…

Harvey Nichols Battles 'Gift Face' This Christmas, Where You Grin and Bear a Bad Present

Cheeky marketer's latest bit of selfish holiday cheer

Harvey Nichols always has a bit of a snarky Christmas campaign—most notably, "Sorry, I Spent It on Myself" from 2013, which won a slew of ad awards for adam&eveDDB. The…

Say Sorry for Dressing Up Your Cat at the Holidays, With Temptations Cat Treats

Overdecorated felines star in comic ads

There aren't too many ways to mitigate the confusion, embarrassment and despair your cat may feel upon being dressed up in festive costumes, photographed and paraded about on human social…

Romeo Beckham Is Billy Elliot in Burberry's Giddy, Star-Studded Christmas Ad

Elton John, Michelle Dockery also honor film's 15th birthday

A star-studded cast featuring Romeo Beckham, James Corden, Naomi Campbell and Downton Abbey's Michelle Dockery recreate the opening scene of the 2000 film Billy Elliot for this Burberry Christmas ad. Julie…

Ad of the Day: John Lewis Cheers Up the Man on the Moon in Lovely Christmas Ad

The year's most anticipated holiday spot rolls out in Britain

The most eagerly anticipated ad of the holiday season—and probably the year—rolled out Friday, as British retailer John Lewis unveiled its latest heartwarming Christmas commercial, heading to the moon for…

Neustar Buys MarketShare Partners for $450 Million

Marrying ad data with predictive analytics

Advertising technology company Neustar announced today that it is acquiring marketing analytics company MarketShare Partners for $450 million.  MarketShare helps its clients—including Ford, Intel and CarMax—forecast and examine their ad spending…

Jeff Goldblum Shows You Exactly How to Act When You Get a Crappy Christmas Gift

An electronics retailer's useful tips

Some of us have better poker faces than others when it comes to reacting to disappointing holiday gifts. The Brits, despite their stiff-upper-lip reputation, appear to need some help in…

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