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Topic: Zulu Alpha Kilo

Canadian Banking Ad Asks, What If Dogs Had Their Own Debit Cards?

Sit. Stay. Spend!

That dog won't hunt, but it will rack up debt via chew-toy impulse buys.  Canada's Zulu Alpha Kilo is well known for elaborate self-promotions, like its recently revamped agency website poking…

This Agency's New Website Is a Huge, Hilarious Parody of Terrible Agency Websites

Insipid self-regard, dumb clients, buzzwords and more

As a rule, agency websites are pretty wretched—full of self-congratulation, jargon, "creative" headshots and pompous meditations on proprietary philosophies and processes. But Zulu Alpha Kilo's is the absolute worst—in a…

Why This Agency Just Painted Over a Beautiful Lobby Mural That Took 7 Years to Make

Zulu Alpha Kilo's fresh start

Toronto agency Zulu Alpha Kilo has had an interesting art piece hanging in its lobby since opening in 2008. It started out as a completely white canvas, and over the…

A Girl and Her Snowman Are BFFs in a Christmas Ad to Warm Your Frozen Heart

Cineplex unlocks movie magic

It's almost Christmas, but don't worry! There's still time to weep openly at commercials, and this "Lily & the Snowman" spot by Zulu Alpha Kilo for Cineplex is just the…

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…

It's Time for Us All to Ditch Spec Creative Pitches

Why working for free is bad for everyone

Five years ago, we made an unconventional decision at Zulu Alpha Kilo. Despite being a startup with only a few clients at the time, we started saying no to free…

Watch People in Other Industries React Hilariously to Being Asked for Free Spec Work

Advertising, we have a problem

People in other industries don't provide their would-be clients with "spec work" for free. That would be asinine. So, why do advertising agencies continue to do it? It's not a new…

Can Agencies Win If They Don't Play the Spec Pitch Game?

The pros and cons of creating free work to win work

When Mike Wolfsohn and his two partners left Southern California agency Ignited in 2010 to form High Wide & Handsome, they vowed not to participate in competitive pitches requiring contenders…

Agency Creatives Need to Shut Up About Entering Ad Contests, and Here's Why

Who has time for the National Advertising Challenge?

Attention, creatives: You have actual paying clients, and shouldn't be pissing your time away working on briefs for some cockamamie ad contest. But if you do, at least keep it…

1960s Adman Makes a Hilarious and Obscene Visit to a Modern Agency (NSFW)

This guy makes Don Draper look classy

We've already seen how Joan Harris (aka, Christina Hendricks) might adjust to life at a modern ad agency. Well, this guy is way more of a train wreck. Canadian ad agency…

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