More top ads of 2006 ready for your reading enjoyment. Superadgruntdom is required to view the spots. *Drumroll* Adland, here are some more of the ads we wish we did:
Honda Element - Element & Friends - Crab (2006) :30 (USA)
RPA created some very fun spots in their campaign for the Honda Element. The Crab spot particularly had "stickiness" with its "No Pinch" catchphrase.
Best Business World Reality
FedEx Kinko's - Responsibilities (2006) :30 (USA)
Yes, this is the second time FedEx appears in this list. And again, they've clearly done their homework to create a spot that speaks to cube/office culture perfectly.
Best PSA Animation
Buenos Aires Zoo - Together - (2006) :60 (Argentina)
Del Campo Nazca Saatchi & Saatchi created a delightful spot that tugged at the heartstrings.
Best Faux Profession
Pot Noodle - Introduction (2006) 0:60 (UK)
Pot Noodle - Techtonic Plates (2006) 0:30 (UK)
Mother created a faux profession of Noodle Miners with the help of director Stacy Wall at Epoch films.
Best Retro Animation Campaign
Seattle International Film Festival - Films (2006) 1:05 (USA)
Seattle International Film Festival - Documentary (2006) 1:20 (USA)
Seattle International Film Festival - Black Comedy (2006) 1:03 (USA)
Wong Doody and Illustrators Justin Leibow and Adam Greene created three fabulous spots for SIFF using retro-style animation and some fun lyrics.
Folgers - Happy Mornings Sunshine - (2006) :90 (USA)
Saatchi & Saatchi NY, what are you smoking these days?! Can we have some? This spot was a viral success due its weirdness and brilliance (pun intended!).
Best Human/Car Combination
Toyota - Humanity (2006) 0:60 (Japan)
HAKUHODO, Tokyo teamed up with Ne-o of Stink to create this sensational spot that portrayed the human touches that go into a making a Toyota.
Coca Cola - Happiness Factory (2006) 0:60 (Netherlands)
Pysop and W+K worked together on this animated vignette that showed us the magical inner workings of a Coke machine.
Best use of Monkey
G4 - Midnight Spank - Sand (2006) :30 (USA)
This is just one of many spots created by BBDO for G4 that followed the (mis)adventures of two monkeys.
Solo Mobile - Vigil (2006) 0:30 (Canada)
Rethink, Vancouver and director Brian Lee Hughes of Reginald Pike in Toronto came up with a magnificent spot portraying the simplicity of spreading the word using the product.
Best Spot for Music TV
FUEL - Sink skating - (2006) :30 (USA)
86 the Onions (perhaps slightly influenced by Inch High Private Eye) developed a campaign for FUEL using stop motion and animation that combined for a sweet finished product.
Best TV Show Spoof
Kantong - Inspirations (2006) 0:45 (Australia)
Clemenger BBDO and Dogboy of The Pound teamed up to create this spoof of the popular Iron Chef.
United Church of Christ - Ejector (2006) :30 (USA)
Gotham created this spot, which all four major networks refused to air.
Best Banking Campaign
WaMu / Washington Mutual - The Bankers' Pen - 1 (2006) :60 (USA)
WaMu / Washington Mutual - The Bankers' Pen - 2 (2006) :60 (USA)
Washington Mutual / WaMu - Banker's Pen - Imposter (2006) :30 (USA)
Washington Mutual / WaMu - Banker's Pen - Hospital (2006) :30 (USA)
Washington Mutual / WaMu - Banker's Pen - Supermarket (2006) :30 (USA)
Washington Mutual / WaMu - Banker's Pen - Pool (2006) :30 (USA)
Big props to Leo Burnett for their work on WaMu. This campaign was amusing and informative and took the stodgy out of banking ads.
Anorexia Awareness - Scarytale (2006) 1:30 (UK)
2am Films created the perfect feel for this Anorexia PSA.
Ameriquest – Daddy (2006) :30 (USA)
Another great ad for Ameriquest, this spot has good acting and great timing, essential for good comedy.
Best Use of Product Benefit
Apple - Mac and PC - Restarting (2006) :30 (USA)
TBWA/Chiat/Day pinpoint a big factor in switching to a Mac from a PC, no dreaded blue screen. Something we all can relate to.
Best Animation PSA
Red Cross - Death - (2006) :30 (Mexico)
Saatchi & Saatchi, Mexico put together a great animated spot where it rains on Death.
Best Video Game Spot
Eidos Reservoir Dogs Game - Granny - (2006) :30 (UK)
A joint creation by Eidos Interactive and Loki used the script from the film to make this viral spot where Granny talks about doodles.
Best TV Channel Promo
Canal+ - March of the Emperor - (2006) :55 (France)
BETC EURO RSCG and Glue Society cleverly created this superb idea filled with good storytelling and artful direction.
Best Fast Food
Nando's - Inventions (2006) 0:60 (South Africa)
Director Terence Neale and Lowe Bull Cape Town continued to create great advertising for Nando's, as evident by this spot.
Best Musical Tie-In
Nike - Maria (2006) 0:60 (USA)
A nice musical tie-in from W+K Portland creatives and director Ivan Zacharias.
Best Country Fair Spot
LA County Fair - Free Range Cashmere (2006) 0:30 (USA)">
Ideaology had a bit of fun with this spot, poking fun at the city-fied LA lifestyle.
Best Shoe Ad
Courir - In the name of love (2006) 0:50 (France)
Mask Agency gave us a sweet emotional spot showing the crushing power of getting our new shoes dirty.
McCain Oven Chips - Sunflower Park/Oliver (2006) 0:60 (UK)
Oliver! gets a twist in this spot by BMB and Partizan.
Best Movie Reference
Carlton Draught - Flash Beer (2006) 0:95 (Australia)
After last year's epic Big Ad for Carlton Draught, George Patterson Y&R recreated the famous scene from Flashdance.
Greenpeace - Breathe (2006) 0:60 (New Zealand)
Pubilicis Mojo and production company Revolver Film creating this stunningly simple spot (that maybe a little long) for Greenpeace.
Best Mother/Daughter moment
Ikea - Bedroom (2006) 0:30 (Canada)
Zig and UNTITLED Films give us quite a twist at the end of this mother/daughter moment for Ikea.
Best Lottery Spot
Camelot Lottery - Bag of Smiles (2006) 0:60 (UK)
AMV BBDO put a smile on our faces with this delightful spot directed by Marc Craste.
Best Use of Celebrity
Lynx Click Body Spray - Keeping Score (2006) 0:60 (UK)
Ben Affleck makes fun of himself a bit in this Daniel Kleinman directed spot for BBH.
Points for Getting Away With It
Eastwood Insurance - Dick (2006) 0:30 (USA)
From Ideaology we got this insurance spot that gets away with murder by appropriately naming the main charcter.
Hyundai Santa Fe - Life Shapes (2006) 0:60 (USA)
Outsider USA's Jörn Threlfall directed this spectacular spot by The Richards Group.
Best Comic to Reality
Sky One/Brand Film - Come Home To The Simpsons (2006) 0:60 (UK)
Director Chris Palmer of Gorgeous Enterprises and devilfish teamed up to create this fantastic reality opening scene from the Simpsons.
Best Stop Motion
Orange - Hide and Seek (2006) 0:60 (UK)
This fabulous spot follows socks playing by Wieden & Kennedy, London and directed by PES.
Pamol - Headplayer (2006) 0:90 (Finland)
A nearly epic style spot by Bob Helsinki shows the life of a headplayer and his need for pain killers.
Best Use of Zoophilia
Lux Provocateur- Calista (2006) 0:60 (Argentina)
A funny spot for Lux by Santo, Argentina in which forest creatures get randy.
Best Financial Spot
SEB - Forever Young (2006) 0:45 (Sweden)
Lowe Brindfors and the Social Club put together a very spot on commercial that gets to the heart of the matter for those who are getting older.
Best First Time
Coke / Coca-Cola - First Taste/Mr. Hadley (2006) :30 (USA)
A touching story, well told by Dante Ariola of MJZ and W+K Amsterdam.
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