• Saatchi & Saatchi Canada “One Drink Can Change Everything”

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    Saatchi & Saatchi, Canada's cool print work for The Canadian Safe Boating Council.

    Credits:
    Executive Creative Director: Brian Sheppard Group Creative Directors: Matt Antonello, Joel Arbez Copywriters: Matt Antonello, Kelly Finnamore Art Directors: Joel Arbez, Christian Buer Photographer: Philip Rostron / Instil Productions
    via: Stimulant

  • Who are the Cannes Contenders? Find out at this Contagious Briefing Monday, May 12th

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    If the Oscars and the Super Bowl had a baby, it would look like the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. This is the place where the most talked about advertising innovations of the year battle it out for precious metal statues that shower fame and fortune on those who win them.

    Casting his expert editorial eye over the most creatively exciting categories including Film, Cyber, Integrated and the coveted Titanium Lions, Contagious co-founder and SXSW 2014 speaker Paul Kemp-Robertson will showcase some of the world’s strongest Cannes contenders – threaded together into the key themes and marketing trends that Contagious has identified over the past year.
    Registration limited so act fast. Register Here.
    Who will win a Cannes Lion?
    DATE:
    Monday, May 12, 2014

    SCHEDULE:
    5:00 - Registration & appetizers
    5:30 - Session begins
    6:15 - Q&A
    6:30 - Event finishes (approx)

    LOCATION:
    2nd Floor Events
    461 King St West
    Toronto, ON M5V 1K4

  • Toronto's Capital C Creates Ideas Worth Spreading for TEDxColumbiaSIPA

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    Toronto agency Capital C has produced two short-form films for the recent TEDxColumbiaSIPA conference: "The Vine Effect" and "The Glass Era." The two films speculate on what would happen to society if we stopped seeking out and consuming smart, provocative and inspiring long-form content to the likes of which TED and TEDx provide. The films, showcased at the event and live on YouTube.

  • Volkswagen's Countdown to a Golf

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    Volkswagen Canada and it's Montreal based ad agency Palm + Havas create nothing more than a countdown that actually reduces the price of the 2015 Golf and Golf GTI to visitors on their website, counting down every second, up to $1,000 per day.

  • kbs+ Event Joins Toronto Ad Community for SickKids

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    Thursday, May 9, kbs+ is hoping to bring together the advertising community for a good cause for their 4th annual "A Night at the Summit." They're looking to raise $20,000 for the Summit for SickKids program which helps bring awareness to childhood cancer and raise funds for the SickKids' Oncology Department and Cancer Genetics Research Program. Adam McClare from kbs+ and Hart Togman from Juniper Park are founders of the program and are set to tackle Mt. Kilimanjaro in July. As background, both Adam and Hart have been directly affected by the disease: McClare's mother is a cancer survivor, and Togman's young cousin was treated for Hodgkin's Lymphoma at Sick Kids.

    Next week's event is being hosted by the comic Trixx, and indie band, Hands and Teeth, will be performing.

  • Ron Jeremy rejected by the Toronto Jewish Film Festival

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    Here's an intimate little film, directed by Brian Lee Hughes (OPC & Skunk), starring adult film star, director and producer, Ron Jeremy, whose films have (sadly) been rejected by the Toronto Jewish Film Festival.

    According to the Toronto Jewish Film Festival website, "only the best of Jewish film" makes the cut. Sorry Ron. Credits after the jump...

  • TBWA Toronto's Slippery New Work for the 2014 Nissan Rogue

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    The world can be a slippery place. And sometimes the smallest obstacles can cause the biggest slip-ups. But not to worry. Even if you're not always quick on your feet, you can find your footing on the road with the Intuitive All-Wheel Drive of the 2014 Nissan Rogue.

    Credits:
    Advertising Agency: TBWA, Toronto, Canada
    Executive Creative Director: Allen Oke
    Associate Creative Directors: Bart Smith, Don Embree, Susie Lee
    Group Brand Director: Calvin Daniels
    Brand Director: Rimi Singh
    Account Supervisor: Christine Rowe
    Copywriter: Jonah Flynn
    Head of Broadcast: Nadya MacNeil
    Production House: Sons and Daughters
    Director: Zach Math
    DP: Gyula Pados
    Executive Producer: Liane Thomas
    Line Producer: Bart Lipton
    Editing: School Editing
    Executive Producer: Sarah Brooks
    Editor: John DeVries
    Assistant: Lynn Sheehy
    Transfer: Alter Ego
    Colourist: Eric Whipp
    Post Production: Vanity
    Producer: Stephanie Pennington
    Artist: Sean Cochrane
    Audio House: Eggplant Collective
    Head of Production: Nicola Treadgold
    Director & Audio Producer: Adam Damelin
    Engineer: Nathan Handy

  • The Beer Stores Crappy Attack Ad On Convenience Stores

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    Low blow from the Beer Store...

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