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The bestest and mostest - here comes the AdLand roundup!

Oh yes, it's the season for lists, lists and yet more lists. Our roundup tends to get longer every year....and since we hate to break a tradition we've promptly lost our red editing pen. To chop it up into smaller, easier digestible parts, I'll start with our adland-centric bestest and mostest title-winners. Read more, you might be mentioned.


Adland Viral Quiz Extended until after Xmas. Everyone wins an upgrade now!

Remember the viral quiz where you could win a book?
Oh you poor sods. I don't know how I manage but it seems that when I aim for 'tricky' I accidently make the quizzes 'bloody hard' or something. Only one single person has scored a perfect ten in the Adland Viral Quiz so far - adgrunt opinion-leading. That's one single signed Connected Marketing book that has a new home, but what about the other nine? Give us a break here, I barely have room in my bookshelf for my collection of national lampoon as it is, these books must find a new home!

So that's why I'm extending the Adland Viral Quiz. Every single adgrunt who braved it and tried to score a perfect ten so far, got a +35 days of commercial watching super adgruntness added to their accounts just for effort. I can't blame it on the eggnog this year, I'm just a sentimental sap and luv you all to bits. Read more to see who scored.

Adland: : a new viral video by Nokia (France)

Nokia has just launched a new viral video to promote its Nokia 6600 phone towards teenagers and students on the French market. is a humorous parody of the popular MTV show "Pimp my ride". In this show, selected teenagers get their old crappy car tuned and optimized by Xzibit and its team of talented technicians.

Instead of old cars tuning, the video (created by Culture-buzz, a European buzz and viral marketing agency) is this time all about phone tuning here.


Lynx Body language

For this lynxmas, daredigital brings us Lynx body language - or at least the alphabet. Just write a message and watch it being spelt out by the lovely Emma and Paulina.


Banner Ad Blog

There are plenty of resources out there for showcasing various ad creative..except for the humble banner ad and annuals don't quite cut it..

so where's a creative to get his interactive creative inspiration from?

Try BannerBlog


30,000 and mounting

Just thought we'd let you know that AdLand's Commercial Archive lurched past the 30,000 mark this week. That's a heapin' helpin' of Quicktimey goodness, and more commercials are a'comin' every week, so.... well... so there ya go. Woot!


Campaign names best and worst of 2005

According to Campaign, the worst TV ad of the year in the UK was for Camelot. The campaign featured Cold Feet star Fay Ripley as Lady Luck, clad in purple garb with a pink unicorn voiced by Graham Norton. The ads beat out Diet Coke, Mitsubish, Ford Focus, Burger King, Specsavers, Weetabix, Quick Step Flooring and Nobby's Nuts.

The winner of the best TV ad was for Sony Bravia in which thousands of coloured balls are released to roll down the hills of San Francisco. It was followed by ads for Sure, VW Golf, Stella Artois and Marks & Spencer among others.