Here are a few more of our faves from 2010...maybe they didn't make our #1 list, but they're still pretty darn good...
Jennifer's Favorite of 2010
Call of Duty: Black Ops
Ok, I admit it. I play video games. I grew up with Zelda, Mario and Luigi, and I've loved them ever since. Although I don't play many first-person-shooter style games, I am fascinated with how involved people can get with the "franchise" of a game. Whether it's Final Fantasy, Halo or some other similar game, people really get into the characters and stories. Call of Duty, a series of games previously set during both World War II and modern times, recently released the newest in the series, Call of Duty: Black Ops, which is set during the Cold War. The ad features normal people walking down a gravel/dirt road shooting automatic weapons while wearing heels and pencil skirts. Kobe Bryant and Jimmy Kimmel make cameos in the ad, and it ends with a guy two fisting his hardware while wearing a fast-food restaurant uniform. In short, it's awesome.
There is no doubt that creativity is the most important human resource of all. Without creativity, there would be no progress, and we would be forever repeating the same patterns. ~Edward de Bono
Cheryl's Favorite of 2010
Old Spice: The Man Your Man Could Smell Like
Ron's Favorite of 2010
Snickers: Betty White
Few celebrities have the staying power of 88-year-old pop culture darling, Betty White. She really made a comeback in 2010 with an appearance on SNL and a SAG nomination for best actress in "Hot in Cleveland." But this appearance in a Snickers commercial is, in my opinion, her best work of the year.
Terry's Favorite of 2010
Print ads can sometimes be ignored completely when you're reading a great article, but these jumped right out at me. I love the clever creative and use of absurd art to draw the eye.
Emily's Favorite of 2010
We read a lot about the impact of advertising on youth. Whether it's the debate over violent games causing violence in teens or labeling music lyrics as obscene, there is no end to the discussion about these controversial topics. Advertising to children has long been a topic of interest among cigarette companies, liquor distributors and toy companies, but Dove takes a slightly different look at the marketing of beauty products to young girls.
Georgie's Favorite of 2010
If you're a parent of young children then you know how important it is for your vehicle to be kid friendly. Your toddler climbing into the family truckster without falling and cracking her head on the garage floor is usually a good thing. But you also need room. For their stuff. And they have a lot of it. So, what's a cool, hip parent to do? Enter, the Swagger Wagon...
Opinions are like...noses...right? We all have 'em. While academia might tell you there is a science to developing a great ad, we still all have our own personal preferences. Over the next two weeks, we're going to share our favorite ads from 2010. Some are funny. Some are inspiring. Some are just downright clever. Chime in with your favorites or comment on anything you think we missed!
Roger's Favorite of 2010