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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…

November 7, 2013, 8:07 AM EST

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…

March 4, 2013, 12:59 PM EST

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…

February 13, 2013, 9:21 AM EST

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,…

November 13, 2012, 10:45 AM EST

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…

November 5, 2012, 10:07 AM EST

Kill Them With Kindness, Says War Child's Fantastical New PSA Conflict resolution from John St.

If bullets were crayons, grenades blew bubbles and land mines exploded into picture books, kids in war-afflicted areas would be doing a lot better. Pollyanna-ish as that may sound, this…

October 26, 2012, 2:47 PM EDT

John St. in Toronto Shifts Entire Focus to Catvertising 'Nobody wants to see ads anymore. They want cat videos'

John St., the Toronto agency that brought you last winter's wonderful Pink Ponies case-study video (showing how they made an 8-year-old's birthday party a success in an already cluttered birthday…

November 11, 2011, 1:16 PM EST

Zombies Now Being Cast in Commercials for Yoga Centers They do need limbering up

I must admit, my first thought while watching this ad for a Vancouver yoga center was: "Oh great, more f*cking zombies." Well, ad agency John St. must have seen that…

September 23, 2011, 10:22 AM EDT

If Ad Agencies Planned Kids' Birthday Parties A case study from John St.

You'll enjoy this. Canadian ad agency John St., with a little help from Arcade Fire, put together this mock case study for one of its greatest marketing triumphs: Making Chelsea…

January 11, 2011, 11:17 AM EST

War Child holiday gifts less awful than most

"Bad gifts can't save lives. War Child gifts actually do." That's the message of this spot-on Canadian campaign from ad agency John St. in Toronto. War Child presents are for…

December 6, 2010, 9:00 AM EST