Winners of 2004 CA Ad Annual and Book Smarts Books

Hello all and thank you for participating in our contests!

Winners of the 2004 CA Ad Annual (posters names were drawn out of a hat) are: Andreas-Udd, Alec, and deep.ed.
UPDATE: Andreas- Udd (already owning a copy of the annual) has graciously asked us to pick another name. Thank you all for playing and sharing your favorite ads.

Winners of Book Smarts Books:
Based on originality, insight, how close they were to the Book Smarts tone of voice (research), a set of books goes to...

by slydecix
You can trademark anything.™

by tomatosoup
What I really want to do is direct.


Congrats to the winners!


AdLand Round Up 2004- Marketing, Controversies, Badland and more

From innovation to scandal, if it happened in advertising, we've probably got it mentioned here. Take a trip down memory lane and see if you can remember some of these exciting events.

(All commercials that require SuperAdGruntdom are marked with a "+")


AdLand Round Up 2004- The Ads

Break out the popcorn or holiday cookies and get ready to enjoy some ads. We've rounded up the best, worst and some just plain strange ads. You must be a SuperAdGrunt to be able to view the commercials. All ads that require SuperAdGruntdom have a "+". Enjoy!


AdLand Round Up 2004- The Year In Review

Toodle-pipski 2004. Bonjour 2005.

2004. What a year. In the US, advertising saw more than it's necessary share of presidental-esque concepts for the likes of Snickers, Miller, Net Zero and others. There was the Superbowl and the infamous halftime wardrobe malfunction. Olympic madness came and went.


It's that time of year again - here comes the AdLand roundup.

Oh yes, it's the season for lists, lists and yet more lists. Our roundup is set to be even longer than last years (part 1, part 2). 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.


More caroling from ad agencies, Porkpies greatest hits

Not to be outdone by Publicis, Porkpie Hat go on a caroling quest of their own. Interrupted only by the drejdel song, which reminds me that there is a Hey Ya Hannukah flash film out there, sung by Eric Schwartz.


Glossing over evil on Comedy Central

Comedy Central has somehow managed to rope in Ernest Lupinacci in an episode called "glossing over evil". Watch it here if you are equipped with Windows Media Player.
Don't know Ernest Lupinacci work? Have you not seen Shatner in the priceline commercials?


Top ten reasons we hate using stock #135

Top ten reasons we hate using stock #134 has been topped by this collections of ads where "Alicia" appears, over and over and over again. In the same strange dress! Hat tip to Jordan Stratford


Brand Republics top ten best ads 2004 list

Brand Republics list of the ten best ads this year is topped by that catchy tune singing flying diesel engine noise hating ad called "Grrr". Hate something make something better, good enough to be the best ad in 2004! You can see the film at and download the ad in .zipped QT form.

(see also the game that went with it.)


Tattoo you - real ink tatADS have arrived.

Look, when Pigeon-Holed was published back in 98 and we suggested that the New-Age creative favorite medium was "one that has never been used such as tattooing", we weren't saying that you should do that. MM'Kay?

But it was bound to happen wasn't it? After that wacky guy said sponsor my melon, headvertising, pregvertising, and even assvertising arrived on the scene.