Adland's Adgrunts of the year, the bestest and mostest list

 
 
 

Adland's Adgrunts of the year, the bestest and mostest list

I know you've all been waiting with baited breath to learn just who is the adgrunt of the year? I'll reveal right now that Canadians are making a big mark on adland. :)

Best new adgrunt of the year (times three!)

Our fave new adgrunts of the year gains three months of super adgruntship juice just for being them.

TDD, was a mean lean posting machine this year both to the front page, in comments and in the forums - and he taught us a magic trick or two while he was at it, though I still haven't mastered turning water into wine.

Philmang for his front page posts and badland posts. Keep 'em coming.

We also feel that Mikemystery deserve a mention as well, even though he has only braved the front page once. Good timing!

A *huge* thank you goes out to zig, BBDO, Euro RSCG, Hype, Raging Artists, Grey, Darnell Works, Miami, Glossy, Publicis, Poke London, SmashLab, Raz PR, Butin Group, Fourty Three PR, T-Viral, Tribal DDB, DDB, Hanrahan, RudderFinn, Torke, Contrapunto, Juice Media, Ignited Minds, Cycho, LaBov & Beyond, Rim Ide & Kommunikasjon, Hot Cherry, Digital Brand Marketing, Duval Guillaume, Saatchi, W+K, Candle, JWT, Tequila, M&C Saatchi, Heliozilla, Alan Taylor, Y&R, Maverick Media, Animal NY, Captains of Industry, Mask, Jun Group Productions, Draft NZ, FCB, Profero, Post Millennium, KsanLab, Deutsch, Lift NY, 72andSunny among many many others and each and every single adgrunt who submitted their work this year.

Best commenting adgrunt of the year

Comments count! Your two cents becomes two months of super adgruntship if you spend them wisely.
hlebarov and Malkie66 for sharing inside info, and being spelling nazis. Someones gotta do it! ;)
Honorable mention (and equal upgrade) goes to Plywood for being most consistent curmudgeon.

Most trackbacked article of the year

Trackbacking is fun!

Amnesty International ads - easily the most trackbacked article on adland ever.
Battle of the ad blogs; winners!
"We want to seed virals on your site!" - ouch.
Coke noise pollutes city centers in the spirit of football

And while The Executive Coloring Book can't be trackbacked it was still linked as much as the Amnesty ads.

Top most read, Most watched, and most commented.

As for posts at Adland, here's the score as it stands right this minute when this article is posted.

Most read stories in the past year

Amnesty International Ads Show What's Happening - fri, jun 2nd 2006
It's for toothpaste? - tue, jan 31st 2006
A Superduper Super Bowl Commercial Spoiler - UPDATED! - fri, feb 3rd 2006
Where the f%*cking hell are yous Tourism Australia? - mon, mar 27th 2006
Battle of the ad blogs, Winners! - mon, feb 13th 2006
Assvertising reaches Italian behinds. - thu, apr 13th 2006
118 118 the number spoofs Honda Choir - thu, apr 13th 2006
German Engineering in da House - Ya! - sat, feb 25th 2006
Bouncy breasts in ads, for good reason. - mon, feb 27th 2006
Sony PSP Ads: White Vs. Black - wed, jul 5th 2006
Lee trying the Calvin Klein kiddie porn campaign idea down in Oz - sat, sep 9th 2006
Kate Moss gets naked in Agent Provocateur ads - mon, sep 4th 2006
Nike Rooney Ad Causes Uproar - wed, jun 21st 2006
Pepsi launches DaDaDa World Cup website - thu, mar 16th 2006
PETA's latest: Milk Gone Wild - sat, jan 28th 2006
I pooted! Clowns hate tangelos. - wed, jun 21st 2006
Apple's real benefits over the PC - wed, may 10th 2006
Racism poster with lego upsets Danes - wed, mar 22nd 2006
Ben Affleck mocks self for Lynx - wed, feb 1st 2006
Australia asks "Where the bloody hell are you?" - thu, feb 23rd 2006
Mother Toys – Portugese 17 (2006) :39 (UK) - thu, jul 20th 2006
Volkswagen fast GTI "collectible" already on eBay - mon, feb 20th 2006
Kate Moss gets naked with Nikon - fri, apr 14th 2006
SuperBowl XL - an XL dissapointment - tue, feb 7th 2006
Virgin music "spot the song title" commercial - fri, mar 3rd 2006
Frank Lowe names agency Red Brick Road - mon, jan 30th 2006
So where the ¡#§‰*#¿ hell are you!? - fri, mar 24th 2006
VW Rabbit hops back into the scene - wed, jun 28th 2006
Super Bowl XL Advertising Bonanza Spoiler - fri, jan 27th 2006
Bud gets sexy in SI Swimsuit issue - fri, feb 17th 2006

Most read stories in Badland in the past year

Saatchi copies Saatchi? - tue, feb 14th 2006
Groovecutters accuse French Connection/BMB of ripping off video - fri, feb 17th 2006
Blend of Sound Ads with Pussies - wed, jun 14th 2006
Cesar vs. Shaggy Dog - wed, feb 22nd 2006
A Cannes Titanium Badlander - tue, jun 27th 2006
Knorr vs. McDonald’s - tue, apr 11th 2006
Saatchi copies Saatchi - again!? - fri, mar 3rd 2006
A+ logo duplication - thu, feb 23rd 2006
Football has gone to the dogs - tue, aug 8th 2006
Husbands and wives battle for your product - fri, feb 24th 2006
The way things go - Der Lauf Der Dinge - tue, apr 25th 2006
Udderly syncronized - wed, feb 15th 2006
A check or a fish? Depends on how you see it. - fri, feb 17th 2006
Captain Duplication - thu, feb 2nd 2006
Alphabet soup - illustrating with letters. - fri, jun 16th 2006
Big people in small spaces - thu, jun 15th 2006
Belgian campaign revives old look for one second. - fri, feb 17th 2006
Pay no attention to the idea behind the curtain! - thu, jun 8th 2006
The "do good" concept chain reaction - wed, jun 14th 2006
Ads with Goldfish really do have short memories...... - mon, aug 7th 2006
Straight to the moon, Alice, straight to the moon. - tue, sep 5th 2006
Throwaway brands and odd color sync - sun, may 28th 2006
Kittens and kids - that's how you pull the heartstrings - fri, jun 9th 2006
The royalest of beers. - tue, jul 4th 2006
Cutting edge advertising.... - fri, jun 16th 2006
More Cannes Badlanders - AIDES vs Red Cross - thu, jun 29th 2006
Talk Talk VS. Macif - tue, jul 11th 2006
Ikea dresses up bus stops. Again. - mon, may 22nd 2006
badland - adidas basketball - sun, oct 22nd 2006
Nike vs Gran parma rugby - someone has dropped the ball - sat, sep 23rd 2006

Most viewed commercials in past year

118 118 the number spoofs Honda Choir - thu, apr 13th 2006
Cannes – See you in Cannes (2006) :57 (France) - wed, jun 14th 2006
Marmite - Night feed - (2006) :30 (UK) - wed, may 17th 2006
FUEL - Sink skating - (2006) :30 (USA) - tue, jul 18th 2006
FedEx - Stick/Caveman (2006) :45 (USA) - mon, feb 6th 2006 (
Vodafone - New Girl - (2006) :30 (New Zealand) - fri, may 19th 2006
Volkswagen Golf - Eat More Fish - (2006) :30 (France) - fri, mar 24th 2006
VW / Volkswagen GTI Mk V - Unpimp / Catapult (2006) :30 (USA) - sat, feb 25th 2006
VW / Volkswagen GTI Mk V - Unpimp / Watchamacallit (2006) :30 (USA) - sat, feb 25th 2006
Vodafone - Water Cooler - (2006) :15 (New Zealand) - fri, may 19th 2006
John Smiths - Earwig gadget freak - (2006) :30 (UK) - wed, may 10th 2006
Dove - True Colors (2006) :45 (USA) - mon, feb 6th 2006
Bud Light - Bear Attack / Save Yourself (2006) 0:30 (USA) - mon, feb 6th 2006
VW / Volkswagen GTI Mk V - Unpimp / Wrecking Ball (2006) :30 (USA) - sat, feb 25th 2006
Geico - Gecko - Pie & Chips (2006) 0:30 (USA) - wed, jan 25th 2006
Toyota Rav4 - Happy Together - (2006) :30 (New Zealand) - thu, feb 23rd 2006
Virgin Music - Hold nothing back - (2006) :45 (USA) - fri, mar 3rd 2006
Canal+ - March of the Emperor - (2006) :55 (France) - fri, aug 11th 2006
Bud Light - Morale Booster / Hidden Bud Lights (2006) :30 (USA) - mon, feb 6th 2006
VW / Volkswagen GTI - Fast - Delivery (2006) :30 (USA) - mon, feb 13th 2006
Sprint / Nextel - Crime Deterrent (2006) :30 (USA) - mon, feb 6th 2006
VW / Volkswagen GTI - Fast - Problem (2006) :30 (USA) - mon, feb 13th 2006
Folgers - Happy Mornings Sunshine - (2006) :90 (USA) - wed, jun 14th 2006
Bud Light - Revolving Wall / Secret Fridge (2006) :30 (USA) - mon, feb 6th 2006
Sony Bravia - Balls (2005) 0:60 (UK) - wed, mar 15th 2006
VW / Volkswagen GTI - Fast - Hair (2006) :30 (USA) - mon, feb 13th 2006
Absolut Vodka - The Absolute (2006) 0:30 (USA) - wed, jan 25th 2006
Burger King BK - The Whopperettes - (2006) :60 (USA) - mon, feb 6th 2006
Coca Cola -What goes around - (2006) 1:45 (UK) - sun, apr 23rd 2006
Dodge Caliber - Too Tough / Fairy (2006) :30 (USA) - thu, apr 6th 2006

25 most commented stories in the past year

Virgin music "spot the song title" commercial- fri, mar 3rd 2006
A Cannes Titanium Badlander- tue, jun 27th 2006
It's for toothpaste?- tue, jan 31st 2006
Random Adland Poll: TAGS!- sat, mar 25th 2006
Battle of the ad blogs, Winners!- mon, feb 13th 2006
Groovecutters accuse French Connection/BMB of ripping off video- fri, feb 17th 2006
Coca Cola advertisement with Jack White song "leaked"- tue, apr 18th 2006
Amnesty International Ads Show What's Happening- fri, jun 2nd 2006
Help the Hill Holiday intern out- fri, jun 16th 2006
"We want to seed virals on your site!"- mon, aug 21st 2006
Niel French apologises - kinda- sun, jan 29th 2006
Volkswagen Golf - Eat More Fish - (2006) :30 (France)- fri, mar 24th 2006
Nominate your favorite blog to the Battle of the ad Blogs- sun, nov 19th 2006
The Official AdLand Advertising Tutorial: Part Five - Account Executives- fri, mar 10th 2006
Knorr vs. McDonald’s- tue, apr 11th 2006
Apple's real benefits over the PC- wed, may 10th 2006
Nike's transparent billboard - Nike wants you to slam into a wall.- thu, jun 15th 2006
Cobranded brand hijack- tue, jun 20th 2006
Cannes Lions winners - Lions direct 2006.- tue, jun 20th 2006
Correction Fluid ads that never were, never seen again- tue, mar 7th 2006
I pooted! Clowns hate tangelos.- wed, jun 21st 2006
Find what is lost and get a sneak peek- thu, jun 29th 2006
Lost Cannes Lion- fri, jun 30th 2006
Popsecret "fan site" created by professionals.- tue, aug 8th 2006
Garbergs first film for Telenor- wed, oct 25th 2006
New Media Elite - corrected- wed, nov 1st 2006
Sean Connery Gets Younger in Citroen Ad- wed, nov 1st 2006
Vasakronan copies Fat Boy Slim- fri, dec 8th 2006
Sterling Beer vs Vivatel- sat, dec 9th 2006
A Superduper Super Bowl Commercial Spoiler - UPDATED!- fri, feb 3rd 2006

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Comments

Dabitch wrote: TDD, was a mean lean posting machine this year both to the front page, in comments and in the forums - and he taught us a magic trick or two while he was at it, though I still haven't mastered turning water into wine.

This is quite the honour. I had no idea people read what I posted, much less cared.

If I had known I was going to be such an active Adgrunt I would have perhaps come up with a catchy screen name, like 'Chunky Gorilla', or something. TDD are just my initials. And a bank's.

I have learned much from the people of Adland: Dabitch has a wealth of worldly knowledge, and she has always made me feel welcome at Adland. Caffeinegoddess is skilled at writing, and her front page posts should be read by every Adgrunt. Robblink seems to know of every ad in existence. Claymore has this big resource of commercials that he generously shares. I also have a list of those Adgrunts whose posts I make sure I read. They all help make Adland the great place it is.

How do you like that for an acceptance speech? Alright, I'll take my award and I'll get off the stage now.

I vow to continue my anger parade throughout 2007, goddammit.
Cheers

You forgot to thank your mother! Now go back and do it again! ;)

I read and enjoyed your posts TDD, you deserved this pat on the back.

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