Yelp acts as garbagemen for improper reviews

In Honolulu, Hawaii, Cafe 8 1/2 thought it was a great idea to post a sign on front of their establishment that says "If you voted for Trump you cannot eat here. No Nazis."

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Red Cross Flanders "Merry Christmas from Syria" (2016) 1:20 (Belgium)

Red Cross Flanders "Merry Christmas from Syria" (2016) 1:20 (Belgium)

If you ever wondered what a Syrian Christmas would look like, now you know. While you celebrate Christmas this weekend, please take a moment to remember the Red Cross. Since the Syrian conflict began six years ago, over fifty of them have been killed.

 

Provident "Happy Calls" (2016) 2:33 (Romania)

Provident "Happy Calls" (2016) 2:33 (Romania)

Santa Claus is calling Provident Call-Center and spread some Christmas cheer to all of the employees who work there. They spend their days talking to dozens and dozens of people.

 

Olivia & her Butler | Amazon Fashion (2016) 1:09 (UK)

Olivia & her Butler | Amazon Fashion (2016) 1:09 (UK)

Olivia Palermo doesn't want to give anyone Christmas gifts is the takeaway from this spot for Amazon. All the while she tries on fabulous gifts meant for other people and then finds excuses not to give them away while her annoyingly posh dog watches the whole thing.

 

Kodak "Understanding" (2016) 2:45 (USA)

Kodak "Understanding" (2016) 2:45 (USA)

Terry Rayment directs this long form spot for Kodak featuring a very understanding dad in the wheelchair who snoops around his son's room to discover what he's most likely known all along. He then then gifts him with a blown up photo of his boyfriend on his birthday.

 

BMO Harris Mobile Banking – Without You (2016) 1:16 (Canada)

 BMO Harris Mobile Banking – Without You  (2016) 1:16 (Canada)

Aw poor sad singing wallet. You left it at home because you don't need it any more thanks to mobile banking. Michael Bolton sings his sorrows and it's even raining outside, too. :( Man, what a bummer.

 

HeluvaGood Cheese "Camping" (2016) :56 (USA)

HeluvaGood Cheese "Camping" (2016) :56 (USA)

Someone's in a tree, like a Keebler Elf, except they are rambling about somethin'. Then the ad gets super pervy, which is somethin' I could get behind.

 

HeluvaGood Cheese "Garage Sale" (2016) 1:09 (USA)

HeluvaGood Cheese "Garage Sale" (2016) 1:09 (USA)

Heluva Good Cheese gets is backyard auction on lookin' for a hidden deal on lunch. Or something. I dunno. It starts with an opening, then has a title, then ends with something about flavor.

 

Digital Paid Media is a fraud Part 2: Russians cost ad networks 180 million.

With the use of ad blockers on the rise, malware still rampant and Facebook constantly overstating how well its ad metric works it's a wonder more clients aren't shifting their digital budgets elsewhere.

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