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Samsung Taps Paul Mescal to Capture a Turbulent 2020 Through Modern Dance

Creativity

Normal People star helps launch platform supporting young artists who have lost working during the pandemic.

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Don’t Botox-Shame Me, Says This Hilarious Ad for a Chicago Med Spa

AdFreak

'Let's feel good about looking good,' says the ad—which takes aim against haters.

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Tim Hortons Wishes Happy Holidays With Message of Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Canada is a country full of people of diverse backgrounds and ethnicities, a fact that serves as the centerpiece of the Tim Hortons holiday ad, “Snowpeople.” The 60-second spot shows [...]

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Is Your Advent Calendar as Cool as This One Borden Carved From a Massive Block of Cheese?

Food & Beverage

The dairy brand also transformed Santa into a keto-loving fitness fanatic in holiday campaign.

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Why Pantone Believes Gray and Yellow Will Be 2021’s Colors of the Year

2021 Outlook

People will be drawn to hues with connotations of strength and hope, Pantone Color Institute predicts.

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The Christmas Spirit Is More Than a Feeling in Coors Light’s Ad About a Rocking Snowman

Food & Beverage

Given that Coors Light has been embracing the tagline “Made to Chill,” it only makes sense the beer brand would embrace the snowy days of Christmastime.

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Pantone Picks Two Colors of the Year for 2021: ‘Ultimate Gray’ and ‘Illuminating’ Yellow

2021 Outlook

Pantone Color Institute forecast the duo would take the spotlight next year.

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10 Takeaways From Brand Activations That Adapted to Crisis in 2020

Year in Review

Marketers can apply these lessons to future experiences, even post-pandemic.

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Helena Bonham Carter Pays Tribute to 2020 Singles in Relatable Bumble Ad

Life in Quarantine

"When dating met 2020" by The Brooklyn Brothers honors the perseverance of those looking for love.

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Santa Claus Is Treated in a Hospital in This Endearing Holiday Spot for Britain’s NHS

PSAs

LONDON—Children in the U.K. have been so concerned about the impact of the pandemic this Christmas that Prime Minister Boris Johnson had to publicly reassure them that Santa is exempt [...]

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A Crypto Wallet Brand Found a Fun Way to Mock the ‘Big Bank Bureaucracy’ in Its First Ads

Fin Tech

Work by TBWA Paris takes a shot at "big bank bureaucracy."

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What Would Happen to the Internet If Women Coders Disappeared?

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

"Missing Code" ad aims to inspire the next generation and supports Girls Who Code.

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Adweek’s OOH Impact Grand Prix Winners on the Keys to Successful Campaigns

Outdoor

Pros from Comedy Central and Cummins&Partners talk 2020 learnings and the future of their out-of-home strategies.

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Fake ‘Call Girl’ Line Presents Real Life Horror Stories of Trafficked Women

Creativity

Swedish agency Akestam Holst set up a fake phone number that directed callers to recordings of women talking about exploitation in the sex industry.