Rewind: The best TV ads of 2014

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We'll all remember Monty. GIF: Cult of Mac
We'll all remember Monty. GIF: Cult of Mac

A great TV commercial will often be remembered for a lot longer than the product it’s trying to sell, so it’s no wonder companies spend hundreds of millions every year in pursuit of that one ad that will be a huge success. Some of the best ads we’ve seen this year come from the likes of Budweiser, P&G, Save The Children, and of course, Apple — and you’ll find them in the roundup below.

Apple features Detroit riders and Chinese DJs in new ‘Your Verse’ ads

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Microsoft is arming its Surface marketing campaign with a heavy dose of Apple-hate, but Apple is continuing to take the opposite approach by highlighting the amazing things people do with their iPads.

In the latest additions to the Your Verse campaign – Striking a new Chord and Organizing a Movement – Apple has included segments that highlight how Jason Hall has helped revitalize Detroit by organizing massive bike rallies from his iPad, while the Chinese electro-pop duo Yaoband are blazing into a new musical frontiers aided by the iPad Air.

Apple’s New ‘Your Verse’ Campaign Is A Real Cliffhanger

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iPad mountaineering

Apple has launched the second story on its new Your Verse microsite.

The campaign — which focuses on showing the iPad in unexpected real world situations — this time chronicles the work of mountaineers Adrian Ballinger and Emily Harrington, who take the iPad with them on their extraordinary climbs.

Ballinger and Harrington use the iPad — along with the Gaia GPS topography app — to plan and navigate their ascent, while also using the device’s access to social networking tools to post photos and progress updates during various junctures of the journey.