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.



Best new adgrunt of the year (times two!)

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

lapetiteanglaise, Sent in a bunch of their own films, then some story tips and then braved it to post on the front page. Just the kind of adgrunt evolving we like to see. Keep on trucking our lapetiteanglaise friend. ;)
And Lesliburns for interesting posts and smartass comments. Someone described Leslie today as having the brain the size of a Buick. We believe 'em.¨

* Update: We felt that Stealthman definatly deserved a mention as well, for tipping on interesting news and informed comments.

Best commenting adgrunt of the year

Lets not forget the commentators who share insights and jokes with us, just like the new adgrunts, they win 2 months juice just for sharing their two cents.

catchermag and silver3 for shaking things up by sharing their thoughts. We dig it.

Most popular adland links out of the year

We love links, some links were loved more than others.

Ad Hoc and Coudal.com are the most visited links this year.
Top rated links
Like the hits, this is settled by you, dear adgrunt, by rating those you like and those you don't.
Japander is still going strong, while Adslogans comes in second - bittersweet as Timothy RV Foster isn't here to see it. :( We miss the sloganmaven.

Most trackbacked article of the year

Trackbacking is fun!

Volkswagen Polo - the punchline kills - no suprises there aye?
Viral marketings worst nightmare - Hoaxes
Bullshit Marketing from Ogilvy - looks like that stain is gonna stay.....

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 adland articles in the past year

VW Polo viral - the punchline kills. (uk)(345840)
Cowboy Hootie sings for Burger King BK (63138)
Ogilvy Düsseldorf – No real beauties. (53632)
This is a big ad. A very big ad. (40850)
Unicef bombs the smurfs! (40394)
Pepsi ad pulled due to Asian tsunami (38154)
Dove Firming Lotion Ads spark controversy (37580)
Burger King masks on sale now. (36445)
Citroen CV2 - dancing citroen spoof (29328)
Virgin viral game - spot the band names.(28839)
Embracing Real Beauty (Updated) (28575)
a short chat with Dan, from Lee and Dan (LAD) (25086)
Blaupunkt: Pimp my Ride (24113)
The unspoken rules of graphic design. (22171)
Hell Pizza billboard under review (21880)
Bouncing balls for Sony's Bravia (19963)
Olympus banned ad becomes Olympus Viral Campaign (19755)
The Evolution of Crazy Frog - from Deng Deng to Ringtone(19399)
A call for entries for the Malaysian Kancil Student Awards 2005. (18161)
This year's banned super bowl commercials. (16788)
Nipple billboards erected in unusual places, introducing the ballboard (16682)
Stella Artois ads make you think (16538)
VW still promising to sue the VW polo suicide ad creators (16133)
Quiznos dusts off Baby Bob (15648)
Super Bowl XXXIX Advertising Bonanza -*SPOILER ALERT* (15367)
It takes balls to sell un-hairy men - sat, jun 11th 2005 (15315)

Most read stories in Badland this past year

Virtual Bartender 1, and 2 and now 3.
I Smell a Rat - An Uncaged and Curious Rodent-Based Doppelgänger in AdLand.
Mastercard steals from Swingers = Priceless.
Vonage vs. Chevy Cobalt
Nike is paying homage to... Or plagiarising?
Using crack whores to sell French magazines.
Arkitektkopia makes copies a breeze - but is their campaign a copy?
Logo Twins, Quarks new look is Scottish Arts Council's old look.
Bottle voodoo between Bavaria and Brutal Fruit
Stolen Jeans, the story of not stolen copy-concept
Those skinny jeans
Taco Bell vs. Dr. Pepper
Toyota vs Volkswagen
Delta vs. Volkswagen
Film fans or ad fans?
Ad awarded an Swedish Golden Egg accused of theft/brain sync.
Making (logo) copies an art
Oh dear, we found another copy for the copied copier service advert.
Triple deuce badlander combo, with a cherry on top.
Dunlop versus Mercedes
Yo-ho-ho and a badland of rum - Say hello to Captain Malibu.
Hyundai Sonata & Subaru advert, Badland targets
Honda vs. Hewlett-Packard
Real Spoofs of genius!
Not so sweet returns for The Richmond Times-Dispatch
American Chemistry vs. Oxy Petroleum
Charal vs. Clorox
Campbell's vs. Branston
Logo twins mean very different things
Technicolor yawns

top thirty most viewed commercials in the past year

Hansaplast - My mum said.. - (2004) 0:60 (France)
Grendene Ipanema - Gisela Tattoed - (2005) 1:15 (Brazil)
A call for entries for the Malaysian Kancil Student Awards 2005.
Burger Duke - Killer King - (Burger King Spoof) (2005) 0:60 (USA)
UNCLE director Wayne Holloway brings back the Fruit of the Loom guys
Ameriquest - Cat/Surprise Dinner - (2005) 0:30 (USA)
Ameriquest - Robbery/MiniMart - (2005) 0:30 (USA)
FedEx - Ten Things - (2005) 0:45 (USA)
Burger King - Fantasy Ranch (2005) 0:60 (USA) -
Ford Mustang Convertible - Green Light - (2005) 0:60 (USA)
The Beach - (2005) 0:30 (France)
Futureshop - Sneeze - (2005) - 0:30 (Canada)
Tag Body Spray - Mrs. Drake (2005) 0:30 (USA)
GoDaddy - Strap / Censorship hearings - (2005) 0:30 (USA)
Tabasco - Tan Lines - (2005) 0:30 (USA)
Bud Light - Skydiving - (2005) 0:30 (USA)
Volkswagen Golf gti - Gene - (2005) 0:60 (UK)
Emerald Nuts - Unicorns - (2005) 0:30 (USA)
AIDES - The Right One - (2005) 3:37 (France)
Bud Light - Picture Phone - (2005) 0:30 (USA)
Diet Pepsi - Guy Watcher - (2005) 0:30 (USA)
Burger King - Star Wars - Darth Vader / King / Face Off (2005) 0:30 (USA)
Diet Pepsi - P. Diddy - Diet Pepsi Truck - (2005) 0:45 (USA)
Bud Light - Cockatoo/ The Lady - (2005) 0:30 (USA)
Burger King - BK Joe - High Steel (2005) 0:30 (USA)
GoDaddy - Proceedings - (2005) 0:30 (USA)
Carlton Draught - Big ad - (2005) 0:60 (Australia)
Digicore - Carwash - (2005) 0:30 (South Africa)
Anheuser-Busch - Heroes Salute / Thank You / Applause - (2005) 0:60 (USA)
Budweiser - Cedric The Entertainer - Designated Driver - (2005) 0:30 (USA)

Top thirty most commented ads and articles in the past year.

Cowboy Hootie sings for Burger King BK
Virgin viral game - spot the band names.
VW Polo viral - the punchline kills. (uk)
How About A Nice Brown Shirt With Those Chinos. (Hoax)
Real young creatives show us their.. uh.. guns.
This is a big ad. A very big ad.
a short chat with Dan, from Lee and Dan (LAD)
Ice cream names cause debate - are the names racist or Nazi codewords?
AdLand's Ad Battle I - The Fantasy Football Fracas
Pepsi ad pulled due to Asian tsunami
Performance Enhancing Drugs Rear Their Head At The One Show
Olympus banned ad becomes Olympus Viral Campaign
Winners of the Name Game-
Boeing/Bell Helicopters puts out a print ad and unleashes PR hell on themselves
The Beach - (2005) 0:30 (France)
The unspoken rules of graphic design.
Japanese TV ad retreats after accusations of racism
Crispin Porter and Bogusky plays strip poker
Hell Pizza billboard under review
Logo Twins, Quarks new look is Scottish Arts Council's old look.
How to Make a Million Dollars
Is buzz illegal?
What's the truth about Splenda?
Mini Cooper - Counterfeit Mini Coopers (2005) 0:60 (USA)
The very difficult ad-quiz
BK brings back chickens - sort of
Print Ad for Nike Soccer gets nationalistic
Bizarre outrage over 9/11 allusions in De Niro commercial

Tomorrow we'll continue our list-madness with more!

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