So, with a focus more on entertainment than, perhaps, results, here are my personal favorites of 2009:
Apple "Mac versus PC"--
One spot of many from a terrific advertising campaign.
Kia Soul "Hamsters"--
I love the head nod, the bobbing heads and the tapping paw--what human hasn't done that when driving/riding in a hot car? Great stuff...
I know I shouldn't vote for work on which I was involved but this deserves mention due to its Emmy nomination this year.
Sprint Now Network--
Yep, I should recuse myself on this one too...but I'm not! Great advertising, and a Cannes Gold Lion winner.
Coke "Happiness Factory"--
Once you see this commercial, you have a hard time forgetting the imagery as you await your ice-cold Coke being birthed by the vending machine.
Dos Equis "Most Interesting Man In the World"--
This may be my favorite campaign of 2009--great advertising coupled with online and viral in a category always hard-pressed for work which is not sophomoric or sexist.
E-Trade "talking baby"--
I laugh every time I see this commercial.
The combination of unbelievable visuals coupled with the Moody Blues and Morgan Freeman's voice makes this one a winner. And, it's from a brand who's been making consistently good advertising for a long, long time.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OC5_wJLxZU