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Top 50 Ad Campaigns in 2008

The Most Creative, Edgy and Viral Campaigns

— December 28, 2008 — Micro Reports
This marketing trend report features the top 50 ad campaigns, publicity stunts and marketing articles in 2008. The report is a crowd-filtered ranking based on TrendHunter.com monthly traffic (several million monthly views) and our marketing trend database, which now has more than 2158 marketing trends.

If you are looking for professional marketing trend research and trend clusters, check out our 2009 Trend Reports.

Implications - It is important for companies and businesses to be well-informed of the concepts, products and ideas to which consumers appeal the most. An enlightened business or company will experience much greater levels of success than a company who possesses little knowledge pertaining to the preferences of their customers. An informed business will be able to provide consumers with the products they will definitely prefer instead of products they don't prefer.
6.6
Score
Popularity
Activity
Freshness
47
Credit Crunch Bargain Hunting
Credit Crunch Bargain Hunting
Black Friday Ads Strong, but Cyber Monday Sales Up 72%
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46
Killing Animals For Oil
Killing Animals For Oil
Toyota Prius Awareness Campaign
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45
30 Minute Super Sales
30 Minute Super Sales
Diesel $50 'Dirty Thirty' Jeans
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44
Brand Killing Cross Promotions
Brand Killing Cross Promotions
Photoshop Marketing Fun
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43
Fake Urban Holes
Fake Urban Holes
HP Guerrilla Photopaper Campaign
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42
Real Olympic Gold
Real Olympic Gold
Michael Phelps Jumps to #1 on Endorsement List
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41
Action Hero Soda Promotions
Action Hero Soda Promotions
Coca-Cola Zero Zero 7
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40
Shoppers as Vultures
Shoppers as Vultures
2 Harvey Nichols Sale Campaigns
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39
Celebratory Commercials
Celebratory Commercials
Visa Congratulates Michael Phelps in Beijing 2008 Olympics
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38
Capitalizing on Bigfoot
Capitalizing on Bigfoot
$1 Million Sasquatch Photo Challenge
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37
Burlesque TV Spots
Burlesque TV Spots
Dita Von Teese in Retro Wonderbra Commercial
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36
Catfight Ads
Catfight Ads
Next Top Model : Battle Begins
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35
Denim Fish
Denim Fish
Extraordinary Quiksilver Deep Blue Ads
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34
Youth as Wild Animals
Youth as Wild Animals
Wrangler "We Are Animals" Ads
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33
Playing Dead in Public Places
Playing Dead in Public Places
Shockvertising at its Finest
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32
Gruesome Shockvertising
Gruesome Shockvertising
Sony PSP Retry Ad
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31
Homophobic Advertising
Homophobic Advertising
Nike, That Ain't Right
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30
Shockvertising
Shockvertising
Does It Work? Jury Still Out
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29
Fairytale Fashion Ads
Fairytale Fashion Ads
Meltin Pot Campaign
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28
Scandalously Provocative Soda Campaigns
Scandalously Provocative Soda Campaigns
Coca Cola Burn Ads
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27
Creative Billboards
Creative Billboards
Koleston Naturals Uses Nature
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26
17 Examples of Offensive PR
17 Examples of Offensive PR
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25
Fashion on The Run
Fashion on The Run
Diesel 'Live Fast' SS08 Ad Campaign
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24
Clever Busvertising
Clever Busvertising
10 Creative Bus Billboards
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23
Underwater Advertising
Underwater Advertising
Cool Insight Surf Campaign
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22
Self Defense Public Awareness Ads
Self Defense Public Awareness Ads
Pepper Spray
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21
Spartan Soccer Warriors
Spartan Soccer Warriors
300 Dutch Football Team Ads by Erwin Olaf
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20
Mythvertising
Mythvertising
Faking Chupacabra and Bigfoot for Publicity
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19
Controversial Support Bra Ad
Controversial Support Bra Ad
Running Free
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18
Awesome Outdoor Ads
Awesome Outdoor Ads
9 Not So Boring Billboards
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17
Extreme Advertising
Extreme Advertising
Coke Zero's Tongue-Piercing in Brazil
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16
Youth Shockvertising
Youth Shockvertising
Statutory Rape Awareness Ad
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15
Toyota Prius Campaign
Toyota Prius Campaign
Prostitute, Lover, Killer
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14
Transgendered  Brand Endorsement
Transgendered Brand Endorsement
Amanda Lepore for Jawbone
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13
Pin-Up Lingerie
Pin-Up Lingerie
Fifi Chachnil's Topshop Capsule Collection
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12
Disney Fairytale (Part III)
Disney Fairytale (Part III)
Year of a Million Dreams With Gisele, JLo, Jessica Biel
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11
Poorly Placed Advertising
Poorly Placed Advertising
American Ad Bloopers
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10
Youth Shockvertising II
Youth Shockvertising II
CONCEPT 'Don't Lose Control' Child Abuse Ad
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9
Painted Nudevertising
Painted Nudevertising
Wearing Nothing But Ultra Thin Panty Liners
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8
Plastic Surgery Obsession Ads
Plastic Surgery Obsession Ads
Chevrolet Jabs
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7
Curvier Underwear Models
Curvier Underwear Models
Eva Mendes for Calvin Klein Seductive Comfort
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6
Glow in The Dark Ads
Glow in The Dark Ads
Child Abuse Ads Show Hidden Images
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5
Japanese Underwater Fashion Shoots
Japanese Underwater Fashion Shoots
Alix Malka
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4
41 Unique Billboards That Push the Advertising Envelope
41 Unique Billboards That Push the Advertising Envelope
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3
10 Photoshop Disasters
10 Photoshop Disasters
From Missing BellyButtons to Giant Heads
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2
Surreal Ad Photography
Surreal Ad Photography
'Pickpockets' by Romain Laurent
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1
Naked Celebs For A Cause
Naked Celebs For A Cause
Centrefolds for Everyman Cancer Campaign
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