• METALHEAD Trailer | #TIFF13 Film Festival

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    Tough, clear-eyed and compassionate, Metalhead is a touching film about a tortured soul who hasn't been — and may never be — able to let herself off the hook. Directed by Ragnar Bragason.

  • See the beautiful magazine Illustrations by Toronto's Yuta Onoda

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    Yuta Onoda, originally from Japan, is an illustrator / painter based in Toronto. He has been shaping his art aesthetic through various forms of media, finding new avenues to express himself.

    With an impressive stable of clients that includes: Scholastic, The Washington Post, Playboy Magazine, The New York Times, Simon & Schuster, Wired Magazine, Car and Driver Magazine, and The Globe and Mail, you have undoubtably seen his work.

    Images courtesy Yuta Onoda, see more of his work on his personal site and on Yuta on Behance.

  • Publicis Groupe gobbles up Toronto's TPM Communications

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    Publicis Groupe today announced its acquisition of 100% of TPM Communications, a leading Canadian provider of digital, event and video services. This acquisition strengthens the Groupe's digital offering in the Canadian market.

    Founded in 1980, TPM Communications is based in Toronto. A pioneer of the latest technologies the agency employs a team of 35 experts. The agency specializes in three areas of knowledge: Interactive (website, eCommerce, email marketing, online advertising, social networking, mobile applications, Flash applications) to provide digital solutions to connect with customers ; Events, creating live events that build brands and bring ideas to life ; and Video, podcast to broadcast, videos that inform, motivate and educate.

  • Touching Basketball Guinness Ad...Not so fast, haven't we seen this before?

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    Above is the Guinness spot (correct us if we're wrong) done by BBDO and below the Mother Dairy's Chillz ad done by Saatchi & Saatchi, New Delhi originally released in 2011.


  • Toronto's Zulu Alpha Kilo, The Jury Experiment

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    The September/October 2013 issue of Applied Arts Magazine, the Advertising and Interactive Annual, is out now and is guest art directed by a team at Toronto creative agency Zulu Alpha Kilo.

    For the issue redesign, ZAK decided to form its own judging panel, but composed of laymen, to bring another perspective to some of the work being considered. Their shadow panel actually went in on the judging day and “re-judged” select categories.

    Both the awards winners and the shadow winners are presented in September/October magazine. Besides its regular lineup of editorial content, it includes a specially section of curated content created by ZAK, presenting its lay panel’s often surprising views on the advertising industry. via:

  • Bottles of Perrier collection the colors of Andy Warhol

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    Nestlé Waters Canada , a manufacturer and distributor of a number of Canadian health drinks market, announced today that it would pay tribute to Andy Warhol by launching a limited edition bottles sparkling water Perrier inspired by the king of pop art at the 150 th anniversary of the brand.

  • DDB Canada Drives Home With BCAA Business

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    Vancouver, September 5, 2013 – DDB Canada is pleased to announce that the British Columbia Automobile Association (BCAA), after an extensive search, has selected the Vancouver office as its agency of record (AOR), responsible for the BCAA brand and its lines of products and services. As its new agency partner, DDB Canada will help BCAA drive new membership, introduce new products and further strengthen the organization’s relationships with its 800,000+ members across British Columbia.

  • KIA Canada Targets Distracted Women Drivers In New Road Safety Ad Campaign via Innocean

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    Driver distraction is a factor in about 4 million motor vehicle crashes in North America each year. Kia Motors Canada through creative ad agency Innocean, Canada wanted to address the issue with these posters aimed at female drivers as part of their Drive Change Campaign.

    Client: Kia Motors Canada
    Client Team: Robert Staffierri, Andrew Taylor
    Creative Ad Agency: Innocean Worldwide Canada
    Country: Canada
    Executive Creative Director: Gerald Schoenhoff
    Creative Director: Anthony Burns
    Art Director: Zachary Muir-Vavrina
    Copywriter: Frederick Nduna
    Production company: Topix
    Account Director: Andrea Sali
    Visual Effects: Abdul Mohamud
    Agency Producer: Erica Metcalfe
    Retoucher: Steve Rusk
    Post Production Producer: Cathy Jefferies

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