Last week the car brand Mazda teamed up with the Toronto-based office of the advertising agency JWT to launch an unprecedented digital campaign on Instagram. The aim was to introduce a new MX-5 Roadster model in Canada to young 18-to-35-year-old drivers and engage them in a natural yet entertaining way.
In a new ironical TV commercial, Neutrogena warns Canadian men that having a “junkface” (it’s when they wash their face and genitals with the same bar of soap) is an extremely bad thing. To address the “misuse”, the brand offers a special Men’s Face Wash that should be used specially for faces, not for any other body parts.
Starbucks will be unveiling a new artistic design on its limited-edition reusable plastic cups this autumn—it will be the artwork that won the Starbucks White Cup Contest, which was running across the U.S. and Canada. In spring, the coffee giant asked its multiple fans in America to develop their own original artwork to fill the blank canvas of its white coffee cups. The winning work was submitted by 20-year-old community college student Brita Lynn Thompson, living in Pittsburgh.
BBDO Toronto and production company Crush have created a controversial spot, “Not-The-Sac Wax,” to raise awareness of testicular cancer. The video featuring grimaces of men as they are getting their genital hair waxed (the process itself is off the screen). The spot has been released as part of the campaign launched by Testicular Cancer Canada to drive more attention to male health.
Starbucks is gearing up for Christmas with a bunch of seasonal products and gifts, celebrating the holiday and contributing to a good cause at the same time. The coffee giant has launched a massive promotion in the USA, inviting people to try its holiday blends, use discounts and also help deliver an AIDS-free generation with the purchase of special holiday drinks.
Skittles encourages its Canadian fans aged 13 and older to touch the rainbow and become a millionaire. The Wrigley-owned confectionary brand, known for its bizarre commercials, launches a new competition Get Skittles Rich by BBDO, Toronto—it calls the participants to share the contagious video of the contest and inspire their friends to do the same.
McDonald’s is highlighting its products through a plethora of personal stories of UK consumers on the new destination 100 McDonald’s Moments. The fun and playful site by Razorfish London and Goodboy Digital features a hundred of various feedbacks from real people who are telling how McDonald’s has left its mark in their life experiences, from personal relationship to travelling abroad.