Creative

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Why do ‘big ideas’ seem so elusive?

The Idea Suite’s Fiona Stevenson and Shelli Baltman on how marketers can move past the excuses this year.

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Season’s greetings from adland, part two

Gingerbread ping pong and a Santa-summoning app land in our second collection of this year’s holiday cards.

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Holiday greetings from adland

From rebranding Santa to creative advent calendars, here’s a few ways agencies got into the spirit of the season.

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Which ads did Canadians watch most in 2016?

WestJet, Zag Bank and Tropicana Canada find places in YouTube’s annual ranking of the year’s top spots.

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Stimulant’s gift guide for creatives

From robot bartenders to WiFi-boosting lightbulbs, we’ll help you find the perfect thing to put under the tree.

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Rob Dembitz on the value of creativity

The global head of innovation at Cannes Lions on the challenges and transformations the industry is going through.

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YWCA fashions a controversial clothing brand

Juniper Park/TBWA helps set up shop for a fictitious label that calls out naysayers who put the blame on rape victims.

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BC Children’s Hospital waxes poetic

A new holiday campaign implores Canadians to donate to help the children nestled all snug in their hospital beds.

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Check it out: A personalized Insta-portfolio

How Havas helped one photographer with a hyper-targeted pitch.

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Paul Lavoie, art thief

An upcoming exhibit by the Taxi founder examines anonymity and creative ownership in the internet age.

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Which Olympic spots win with women?

A report from Harbinger shows which ads have resonated most with women, as well as when they are tuning in to the games.

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SPC turns to Facebook Live for back-to-school push

The discount card is tapping into the real-time relevance of the social platform, asking members to complete challenges for prizes.

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A roundup of Olympic proportions

We travel around the world (and across Canada) to find the best commercials to come out of the games so far.

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Whirlpool picks Zulu as AOR

The assignment also covers the appliance giant’s KitchenAid, Maytag, JennAir and Amana brands.

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Check it out: Hershey’s speedos and dancing detectives

Oh Henry plays a game of “would-you-rather” in a bizarre campaign from Anomaly.