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Santa Is a Hipster, and a Pretty Funny One, in This Agency's Holiday Video

Is Santa Claus a hipster? He's got the unkempt mane and alternative lifestyle down pat. Yet he seems too obsessed with consumer goods and fourth-quarter commerce to qualify. It feels like hipster...

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Ad of the Day: Save the Children Does a Hairy, Hilarious Holiday Spoof of...

If 'tis indeed the season to be jolly—and being jolly involves either putting on some clothes for charity, or taking them off—then today is your lucky day! Save the Children, which created Adweek's...

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This Agency Will Get You in the Holiday Spirit With Its Anti-Christmas Song...

It's that time of year again—agency holiday card season. The pressure is high to come up with the funniest or coolest concept. Or maybe all you really need is lots of holiday spirit, staffers willing...

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When Ads on YouTube Aren't Ads at All

When we introduced the skip button on YouTube's TrueView advertising four years ago, I'll admit that I wondered whether people would choose to watch ads. Even though I've been a marketer for more than...

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Powerful 'Lockdown' PSA Marks a Grim Statistic: Nearly 100 School Shootings...

Classroom lockdown drills—at my first grader's school and every other school in America—have become the norm since the tragedy at Newtown, two years ago this Sunday. The powerfully sad PSA below from...

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Ad of the Day: YouTube's Rewind Takes You on a Crazy Ride Through 2014 Pop...

It's been a good year for YouTube—ad world highlights included a hamster eating tiny burritos, a devil baby terrorizing pedestrians, and strangers making out. The video site's annual Rewind supercut,...

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This Family Is Completely, Ridiculously Pumped to Be Shopping at Kmart This...

If you see this suburban family at your local Kmart, you'd better get out of their way. Mom just got an email confirming their online holiday order is ready, thanks to Kmart's free in-store pickup...

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Supermarket Surprises Shoppers by Playing 'Jingle Bells' Using the Checkout...

Like it or not, you can't escape holiday cheer everywhere you go. Maybe you've already taken care of your shopping, too. But have you ever heard Christmas music coming from the very machines...

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Michigan Police Pull Over Drivers and Then Surprise Them With Christmas Presents

It hasn't been the best year for the image of police officers. But the police force in Lowell, Mich., is ending the year on a high note by handing out Christmas presents to people they pull over for...

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Ikea Gave This Theater a Cozy Makeover So People Could Watch the Movies in Bed

The worst thing about going to the movies is having to sit upright for a few hours to watch the film. Everyone knows lying down is the ideal viewing position for anything on a screen—or anything at...

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State Farm Shows You How to Fit 60 Seconds of Story Into a 30-Second Spot

Creatives often wish their :30s could be :60s. Here, oddly enough, it's the opposite. DDB Chicago covers a lot of ground in its 30-second "Never" spot for State Farm, as we follow a young man from his...

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Ad of the Day: Life Isn't Easy for a Man Made of Skittles in Candy Brand's...

The best Skittles advertising has always been about anatomical oddities. The examples are endless: the sheepboys, the guy with the living beard, the man whose touch turns everything to Skittles, the...

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Hollywood Director Kathryn Bigelow Unveils Achingly Sad PSA About Elephant...

The ivory trade isn't just killing elephants. Humans are the victims, too, because poaching helps to fund terrorist organizations like al-Shabaab and Boko Haram. That's the message of Last Days, a...

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Air Wick Brings Scents of the Family Home to a Soldier Overseas in This...

It's no secret that scent can be a powerful emotional trigger. Air Wick uses that to memorable effect in this new long-form ad from Droga5—by capturing the scents of home, infusing them into...

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Check Out This GoPro Footage of Ronald McDonald Leaping Out of a Plane in Dubai

When Ronald McDonald got his big makeover in April, he promised an all-out clown assault on social media—in an effort to broaden his audience, which had previously been family focused. Well, here's...

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Ad of the Day: Skype Tells the Story of Earth's First Climate-Change Refugees

Skype wants you to know it isn't just good for keeping in touch with geographically distant friends and family—it's a practical tool for important professionals doing good work. A new ad from the...

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Snuggie Finds Cozier and Fancier Ways for You to Look Like an Utter Fool

We haven't heard much from Snuggie, the blanket with sleeves, in years. But no, they haven't gone out of business. Quite the opposite. They've been working on some stunning new designs and even cozier...

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Everyone in This Amazing Stock Photo Collection Is a Cancer Patient or Survivor

Nowhere is the world more carefree than inside stock photographs. The sense of normalcy they communicate is so pervasive, it's become cliché. Which is why it's such a stroke of genius that Isobar...

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Ad of the Day: Apple Goes Back 60 Years to Find Its Lovely Holiday Ad for 2014

Technologies evolve, but love is timeless. That's the message of Apple's quietly poignant 2014 holiday commercial, which broke Sunday. And indeed, exactly one-half of the ad is about non-Apple tech...

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Outtakes From the 'No More' Campaign Are More Powerful Than the Original PSAs

Sometimes, it's the unexpected things that happen on a commercial set that send the most powerful message of all. Case in point: the Joyful Heart Foundation's "No More" campaign against domestic...

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