Jeter, Penguins & Potty-Mouth Princesses: 10 of the Best Ads of 2014

The most effective ads become a part of our culture. They prompt dialog and debates, they convey meaningful messages, and they aim to create a visceral response.

These ads made us laugh, made us cry, and in some cases, made us question our conventional wisdom, but above all, they earned our attention in 2014.

See the spots:

A terrific compilation, all the better for being eclectic. Yes Virginia there is life after puppies as viral sensation John Lewis demonstrates.