The 25 Best Ads of 2019

It was a year of craft, biting humor and visceral surprises

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Powerful storytelling. Razor-sharp satire. Dark twists and tear-jerking roller coasters. This year’s best advertising had it all and more.

Now it’s time to look back on 2019’s best ad campaigns and rank them, even though you’d be hard pressed to find any two that feel easily comparable to each other.

The resulting list, curated by Adweek’s creative editors, shows how marketers pushed themselves and their industry out of their collective comfort zones, occasionally even accomplishing that most coveted of goals: becoming the centerpiece of cultural conversation.

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