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Ad of the Day: Marks & Spencer Goes Down the Rabbit Hole in Opulent Christmas Spot A mix of fantasies

RKCR/Y&R's stylish pastiche of Alice in Wonderland, Aladdin and The Wizard of Oz for Marks & Spencer is something between a stagy English panto and a catwalk presentation. But what…

November 6, 2013, 1:49 PM EST

Did Lego Already Win Christmas With This Fantastic Father-Son Ad? 'Let's build'

Christmas ads are just around the corner, and Lego storms out of the gate with this wonderful TV spot from Amsterdam agency We Are Pi and director Joanna Bailey. There…

November 6, 2013, 9:38 AM EST

Hallmark Apologizes and Stops Selling Ornament That Replaced 'Gay' With 'Fun' Pretty much pissed off everyone

Opinionated Internet users left, right and center are heating up like chestnuts roasting on an open fire over Hallmark’s decision to replace the word “gay” with “fun” in the Christmas…

November 1, 2013, 9:09 AM EDT

Will Arnett and Maya Rudolph Help Best Buy Stave Off Showrooming Storybook celebration of brick and mortar

Halloween is here, which means it's time for Christmas ads to appear. And Crispin Porter + Bogusky's "Your Ultimate Holiday Showroom" push for Best Buy helps usher in the season…

October 31, 2013, 8:37 AM EDT

Brand Advertisers Coming to Mobile Despite Ineffective Rich Media Ads Mobile messages outperform online but prices lag

A couple years ago, rich-media ad units were all the rage. Oh snap! Videos and expandable banners and Twitter streams and buttons on top of buttons. "How can consumers and…

January 15, 2013, 7:00 AM EST

Dick Clark's Rockin' New Year's Eve Bests All Nabs top ratings in last net matchup of 2012

ABC's New Year's Rockin' Eve topped the ratings for Monday night's end-of-2012 broadcasts, earning its largest New Year's viewership since 2000. It bested all nets in adults 18-49 (3.1 rating) and…

January 2, 2013, 10:17 AM EST

Denver Agency's Great Holiday Card Inspired by 'A Christmas Story' Cultivator's homage to Flick's tongue

See a larger image here. Denver ad agency Cultivator has one of the best holiday cards of the year with this group portrait inspired by a certain famous scene in A…

December 19, 2012, 2:54 PM EST

Wallace and Gromit Spread Holiday Cheer Through Google+ Hangouts Aardman characters show off group chat

Wallace and Gromit are back, and pitching Google+ Hangouts, the group video chat client that allows people to spend quality virtual time with one another, in this fun 60-second spot…

December 19, 2012, 12:11 PM EST

A Cappella Singing Is Harder in Backseat of a Speeding BMW Swiss stunt veers off-key

Ho ho ... hum. Guess how "Jingle Bells" sounds when sung by an a cappella choir riding in the backseat of a wildly speeding and skidding BMW driven by a…

December 18, 2012, 8:42 AM EST

4-Year-Old With Down Syndrome Stars in Marks & Spencer's Christmas Campaign Seb White brings holiday cheer

Marks & Spencer's use of 4-year-old Seb White (at bottom right), a little boy with Down syndrome, in its Christmas ad and catalog this year is being hailed as a…

December 14, 2012, 12:19 PM EST

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