10 best viral ads of 2013

The best ads of 2013. Did your favourite make the cut? (YouTube)

The best ads of 2013. Did your favourite make the cut? (YouTube)

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Advertisements have come a long way since the Don Draper days. In 2013, they’ve turned from a simple sales pitch into a full blown production.

We were so impressed with some of the advertisements that were seen this year, that we felt we just had to create a list of some of the best ones.

1.West Jet Christmas miracle

Imagine asking Santa for something and actually having it delivered to you. WestJet delighted 250 customers with their top wishlist picks and warmed our hearts at the same time.

2.Dove Women Beauty

Every once in a while, an advertisement comes around that really changes your perspective. Dove had an artist ask women to describe the way they looked, and then ask a complete stranger to describe them as well. The results are heartwarming.

3.Carrie Telekensis

Remember when we said advertisements have become full productions? Check out just how far one company went to promote the ‘Carrie’ remake. Warning, people were actually terrified.

4.Go Daddy – The Kiss: bar Refaeli’s perfect kiss

Easily one of the sexiest website hosting commercials you will ever see. Or one of the creepiest. We'll let you decide.

5.Old Spice: Poker Face

If ever there was a commercial to win “Most Avant Garde,” it’s this one. Watch as one man struggles with a poker game, a handsome young opponent, and eagles. Hitchcock style.

6.The Scarecrow – Chipotle

Chipotle’s had to deal with some negative press over 2013, so it only makes sense they’d want an out of the park advertisement to help their chain. This incredibly inspiring story about one scarecrow’s dream to escape his bleak reality and start his own business is incredible. If only it had Gene Wilder…

7.Kate Upton washes new Mercedes Benz CLA in slow motion.

Kate Upton washing a car sounds too good to be true. You can see why this went viral.

8.Volvo Trucks: The Epic Split featuring Jean Claude Van Damme.

JCVD literally does the split between two moving trucks. We’re just hoping a longer version will be in The Expendables 3…

9.Nike – Just do it.

Like most Nike commercials, this one will have you feeling inspired to work out right after watching it. Although this one takes you from the tops of the mountains to the bottom of seas, making it feel just that much more awe inspiring.

10.Psy Gangnam Style Superbowl 2013 Ad – A Wonderul Pistachios

By the end of the summer, we were all pretty much finished with PSY’s Gangnam Style. This ad kind of rejuvenates the song a little more, and much like PSY, is awkwardly adorable and fun.

While this year's ads were quite impressive, it's still only the beginning. With the production becoming larger and the message growing deeper, it'll be interesting to see what these advertising agencies will come up with next.


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