Topic: John St.

Here's a Creative Director's Worst Possible Reaction When Critiquing Your Portfolio

Not what you want to hear

Here's a fun little promo for the Miami Ad School's Toronto location, showing a portfolio critique that seems like good news at first for our young hero being interviewed—but soon…

This Darkly Clever Billboard for a Funeral Home Leaves Toronto Motorists Aghast

John St.'s PSA in disguise

This billboard, which went up this week next to the Gardiner Expressway in Toronto, is provocative in the extreme—blatantly urging drivers to text and drive as a way of drumming…

John St.'s Latest Merciless Satire Just Destroys the Dove Style of Marketing to Women

'If she's crying, she's buying'

The trend toward female empowerment ads—or so-called "femvertising"—has been largely celebrated both within and outside the ad industry, with brands like Dove and Always earning plaudits and prizes for their…

It's Funny When Celebs Read Mean Tweets. Here's What Happens When Kids Read Them

Canadian spot gets an Indiegogo campaign

"Celebrities Read Mean Tweets" is one of Jimmy Kimmel's most popular segments. It's been spoofed here and there—even by ad agencies. But now, Canadian agency John St. takes the theme…

The Best Video Ever About the Sheeplike Insanity of Real-Time Marketing

John St. introduces Reactvertising™

Ever feel like real-time marketing is all about being first, and not about being good? You're not alone. John St., the Toronto agency that regularly produces scathing parody videos about the ad…

Stolen Babies and Home Abductions: This Agency's Prankvertising Is Absolute Hell on Earth

John St. spoofs hot new trend

No one is better than John St. at lampooning the absurdities of the advertising business. First, the Toronto agency parodied case studies, then catvertising. Now, it sets its sights on…

WPP Buys Canada's John St.

Toronto-based shop employs 100

WPP Group has acquired Canadian agency John St. for an undisclosed sum. The Toronto-based boutique had unaudited revenue of about $13.6 million at the end of 2012, according to WPP. The…

No One Cares About Your Stupid Ad Awards, Especially Not Your Kids

John St. puts Canada's Cassies in perspective

Ha, ha, dumb advertising people, no one in his or her right mind cares about your lame industry awards! Ad agency John St. does a great job of communicating that…

Man to Hitchhike Mostly Naked Across Canada for Charity (and an Underwear Brand)

Mark McIntyre's fleshy return

Starting Wednesday, a walking, talking, pants-less billboard named Mark McIntyre will begin hitchhiking mostly naked across Canada. He will make the journey from Vancouver, British Columbia, to Truro, Nova Scotia,…

Buyral: When Your Video Absolutely, Positively Has to Go Viral

From the folks who brought you catvertising

Clients are obsessed with it—how do you make a video go viral? Now, there's a simple, foolproof solution. Just call Buyral, the pioneer in getting children, interns, the elderly and…