These Canadian Guys Debate The Big Mac Bacon

McDonald’s Canada has just introduced the Big Mac Bacon. Bacon seems like such a no-brainer addition that it seems weird that it hasn’t been on the Big Mac before. Maybe one of the reason is that it’s such a classic that’s stayed relatively unchanged since its creation. So is the Big Mac Bacon even a Big Mac? These two guys have an amusing debate at a McDonald’s about whether it is or isn’t. McDonald’s is extending the campaign with some print ads and the hashtags #NotABigMac and #StillABigMac. I say that it’s still a Big Mac.


Toronto’s The Hospital for Sick Children Has A Fantastic Ad

Big hat tip to AdFreak for this one. It’s a spectacular commercial, created by Cossette, for Toronto’s very literally named The Hospital for Sick Children (AKA SickKids). We see sick kids dramatically fighting back against their maladies. The battle imagery is striking and visually compelling. And the pounding song (“Undeniable” by Donnie Daydream featuring Richie Sosa) is a great fit. Incredible work.

See The Stars In This Subaru Outback Ad From Canada

Stars are magical to see. But if you live in an urban area, you’re probably not seeing too many of them. I remember going to the Smoky Mountains in Tennessee as a kid. It was the first time I’d be really far out in a rural setting, and the stars looked amazing. According to this video, an estimated 85% of Canadians can’t see more than a few stars. So Subaru Canada is teaming up with the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada for the #SubaruDarkSky campaign to encourage people to get out into nature and enjoy the stars. In this introductory spot, a family leaves their suburban home at night and drives seemingly for a long time, until they find a spot with an incredible view.

Spotify Wants You To Listen To Flo Rida’s “My House” If You Move To Canada This November

In recent years, “I’m moving to Canada” has become an annoyingly common thing to say in America in response to the impending election of a president you don’t want. It’s back due to this guy (and to a lesser extent, this Canadian-born guy).  Of course, it’s an empty threat since very few people actually go through with it. Becoming an ex-pat typically is a bit more complicated than the uninformed masses suggest. So while the concept of leaving America because democracy worked (for better or worse) irritates me, this Spotify commercial gives me the chuckles. It shows a couple hauling their house on the flatbed of a truck, while jamming to Flo Rida’s very fun track “My House.”

Get Inspired By This Unstoppable Canadian Paralympic Video

Wow. That’s a great ad, created by BBDO Toronto. Awesome cinematography, featuring amputee runner Alister McQueen. And what might be most impressive is that this spot was one continuous shot.

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