Ads Worth Spreading

Watch the 10 winners of our 2014 Ads Worth Spreading challenge. Our goal is to celebrate ads that communicate ideas in an exceptionally powerful way. Dig deeper and discover what audiences and the creative directors behind the ads had to say about 2013's selections by downloading the Ads Worth Spreading report.

How we choose the Ads

Six teams of two – made up of one renowned TED speaker and one rising star from the advertising industry – work together to nominate incredible work across specific categories. Twenty-five leading voices in the ad industry act as Advocates and also make nominations. Learn more about AWS Nomination Teams

What winners receive

The final selections are revealed at the TED conference in Long Beach, California, and are featured after talks across The teams behind the ads are honored at a special celebration co-hosted by TED and YouTube in New York City. Learn more about what winners receive


Our industry supporters have been invaluable contributors to every stage of this initiative. TED: YouTube, AICP, NiceSpots, Art Directors Club, 4A's, IAA, IAB, Contagious Magazine and The Advertising Club of New York.