Love for sale: Valentine's Day campaigns for your romantic interludes

Heart-shaped pizza from Papa John's

The late rock philosopher, J. Geils, once famously stated: "Love stinks." For those who don't share the bandleader's sentiments, there's Valentine's Day.

Some might call it a holiday manufactured by those selling flowers, chocolates, and silky undergarments, but there's no lack of love going around for brands that stand to capitalize on the aim of Cupid's arrow. In fact, according to the National Retail Federation, Valentine's Day shoppers will add $20.7bn to the economy, up from $19.2bn spent in 2018.

A couple of pizza chains are even getting into the spirit of the day by offering heart-shaped pizzas and...weddings in a pizza shop.

The Drum has compiled some of the campaigns meant to get you in the mood — and in good with your significant other — this February 14. Not all are typical saccharine-soaked spots; a few are genuine tales of love, while others use humor and knowing sarcasm to jab a bit of fun into the romantic day. Click through each one and vote for your favorite.

Love Tube by Lunes

Added 12 February 2019
Agency: Lunes
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5/5 Vote
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5/5 Vote
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5/5 Vote

HP Inc: At First Sight

Added 11 February 2019
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5/5 Vote
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4/5 Vote

Beef Bucket by Sid Lee Paris

Added 13 February 2019
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0/5 Vote

The Lion's Den: Rub-A-Dub by Fancy

Added 13 February 2019
Agency: Fancy
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5/5 Vote

Thriller by BBDO Moscow

Added 13 February 2019
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3/5 Vote

KFC: KFCBucketBae

Added 13 February 2019
Overall Rating
5/5 Vote

Planters: #CrunchTime

Added 13 February 2019
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1/5 Vote

Love Doctopus by MullenLowe

Added 14 February 2019
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5/5 Vote
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4/5 Vote
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4/5 Vote
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5/5 Vote

Lida Valentine's cards by LIDA

Added 14 February 2019
Agency: LIDA
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4/5 Vote
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4/5 Vote

Lovestream with Bob Eubanks by SCS

Added 14 February 2019
Agency: SCS
Overall Rating
5/5 Vote
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5/5 Vote

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