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Which of these Apple Christmas Ad Post Headlines is the Most Hyperbolic?

Released last week, Apple's " The Song " (by TBWA) sent bloggers desperately searching deep into their souls (or asses) to pull out the most disingenuous, clickbaitiest heds. The only review I've read that came close to getting it right was by Hannah Jane Parkinson's for The Guardian. Show More Summary

Can This Beer From CP+B Make You Suddenly, Incredibly Creative?

Science recently confirmed what we previously had only suspected—that alcohol, in the right amount, does tend to produce the most creative thinking. Professor Jennifer Wiley and her team at the University of Illinois at Chicago pegged the ideal blood alcohol content for creativity at 0.075 percent. Show More Summary

This Homage to Famous Modern Directors Was Made Entirely With Stock Footage

Shutterstock has scoured its library of footage and music to compile a truly impressive tribute video to some of today's most visually iconic directors. Tracking shots, wide shots, old-school technology? Yep, that's Wes Anderson. Low-light, blue-filtered, almost voyeuristic images of shadowy chambers? Totally David Fincher. Show More Summary

Adorable 2-Year-Old Girl With Down Syndrome Shines in This Target Ad

Izzy Bradley, a 2-year-old Minnesota girl with Down syndrome, made headlines this week for appearing in a Target print campaign. Rocking a frilly pink-and-purple dress, Izzy poses next to an activity cube on sale for $49. "I really appreciate...Show More Summary

IT’S THE END OF ADVERTISING CREATIVITY AS WE KNOW IT (and you should not feel fine).

(portion of a 2008 ad for ad school The Creative Circus) This year’s advertising was shit. Digital, social, native, mobile—shit. Even the “traditional” advertising, created by supposedly trained creative pros, was mostly shit. And, it...Show More Summary

This Is What Happens When a Bunch of Men Write Your Tampon Commercials

Periods can be confusing, and not just for those of us who only paid attention to the sex-talk part of 9th grade health class. Sketch comedy troupe Hammerkatz highlights that confusion hilariously with this parody tampon commercial.Show More Summary

Using Nostalgia and Memories

Summary: Effective marketing and advertising entails establishing a connection with the potential customer, and giving them a reason to believe that your good or service has a chance to improve their quality of life. Of course, that is no surprise. Show More Summary

Ad agency gives Bitcoins a distinctly festive flavour

The act of hiding a silver coin inside a Christmas pudding dates back to the early 1300s. And in the 700 years that have since passed, currency has changed very little... until recent years. Now, cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoins are fast becoming a genuine payment method, so it seemed the perfect time to take an ancient Christmas tradition and bring it bang into 2014.

Sara Kowal: How To Engage the Millennial Generation on Digital Media

Hello World's VP of Innovation on how the word “millennial” has become one of the most sacred, albeit misunderstood, terms among marketers today.

This Beautifully Simple Site Makes It Easy to Create the Right Digital Color Palette

For the most talented designers, creating a palette of complementary colors comes easy. For the rest of us, not so much. Enter Material Palette, a site launched this week by European coder Matt Aussaguel to help Android app designers find the right color options within Google's new Material Design language. Show More Summary

Meet the Two Singers Who Helped Make Apple's 2014 Holiday Ad So Special

Apple is back to take you behind the scenes of its sweet holiday ad about a musical recording that spans generations. Singer-songwriter Dana Williams, who stars as the granddaughter in the commercial, recaps its premise—she finds a vinyl...Show More Summary

If You Loved Aaron Draplin's Logo Tutorial, Here's More of His Design Wisdom

If you were on the Internet this week, you probably saw the video of Aaron Draplin building a logo from scratch. If not, go watch it—we'll wait. OK, are we all on the same page? Great. Now, as a new fan of his work, you can go watch his other videos in chronological order-ish. Show More Summary

Dumb Ways to Die Sings 'Deck the Halls' for the Holidays

Holiday safety is the theme of the latest "Dumb Ways to Die" video from Metro Trains and McCann in Melbourne, Australia. Tangerine Kitty, which sang on the iconic original PSA from 2012, performs a version of "Deck the Halls" here. The lyrics warn against overloading electrical sockets to power festive lights or nibbling on toxic mistletoe. Show More Summary

Why An Advertising-Free World is Bad for Consumers

Summary: We are sure many of you have heard about the recent trend in cities around the world getting rid of advertising from plain, public sight. Several people in those cities believe that getting advertising out of the city will increase the quality of life. Show More Summary

Hootsuite's Holiday Video Is 40 Minutes of an Owl Perched by a Roaring Fire

Hootsuite knows how to celebrate the holidays. On the heel of its great Halloween ads, the social media aggregation site has now rolled out a simple, awesome Christmas ad playing off its owl mascot. The brand explains: This year for the holidays we wanted to do our own take on the popular yule log videos. Show More Summary

Grammys Ads Show the Peculiar After-Effects of Loving Taylor Swift and Lorde

The Grammy Awards will make even a long-maned, bearded, hard-rock dude head bang to Taylor Swift, according to this new ad from TBWA\Chiat\Day. It's a preposterous conceit, even if Taylor Swift's long hair at last year's Grammys show generated the illusion of impressive head banging skills. Show More Summary

Sarah Koenig Buckles Under the Pressure of Serial's Final Episode in This Outstanding Parody

Fans are already preparing themselves to be disappointed when Serial releases its final episode tomorrow, a fact that Funny or Die has captured masterfully in its new parody. In "The Last Episode of Serial," versatile comedian and SNL...Show More Summary

Employees Get Pelted With Snowballs in Super Slow Motion in This Agency's Holiday Card

Employees at Baltimore agency Exit10 get pelted with snowballs in slow motion in this flaky and—let's be honest—rather painful-looking holiday video. No one got hurt during filming. Not much, anyway. The idea "came out of that dark place...Show More Summary

Agency Pitches Christmas to a Focus Group, and Their Reaction Is Anything but Merry

So, you hate focus groups. Understandable. They can make a mess of anything. In fact, they can even hate Christmas. Ogilvy & Mather in Paris put together this entertaining little (fake) hypothetical experiment called "Ho Ho No Go," where the concept of Christmas itself is pitched to a group of random strangers. Show More Summary

14 Brilliant Outdoor Ads That Rocked the Real World in 2014

As usual, many of this year's most inspired and delightful advertisements weren't found on TV, in print or online. They were found outside, where marketers played off the real world to bring completely new dimensions to their brands....Show More Summary

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