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Most Read Adrants Stories of 2010

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Cats, breasts, little girls, Tehmeena Afzal, Twilight, SEO, law school, cheerleaders, stewardesses, time travel, guns, Christina Aguilera, men who smell like you want your man to smell like, Lindsay Lohan, thongs, six packs, cup sizes and, surprise, the use of sell to sell in advertising. That's the list of topics that top the top stories here at Adrants for 2010. Relive all this and more with our list of the top twenty stories of the year below:

1. Cat Unleashes Ample Breasts in Public Market
2. Should Marketers Eliminate Sex As An Advertising Strategy?
3. Tehmeena Afzal Lends Her Giants to the New York Giants
4. Little Girl Spawns Dance Craze For Samsung
5. Near Naked Twilight Star Ashley Greene Fronts Drool-Worthy SoBe Campaign

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by Steve Hall    Dec-27-10    
Topic: Agencies, Brands, Commercials, Racy, Trends and Culture



Tehmeena Afzal Inflates Passion For New York Knicks

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Tehmenna Afzal is, again, showing her love for New York-based sports. In late October, Afzal lent her considerable assets to the New York Giants for a video that we said could "only be described as one of the sexiest football-related videos you will ever see."

Well, she's out with another video. This time, for the New York Knicks which, like before, can only be described as the sexiest basketball-related video you will ever see. And the basketball in this video can only be described as the luckiest basketball ever to have been inflated.

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by Steve Hall    Dec-27-10    
Topic: Racy



Maria Sharapova Tapped For Google Demo Slam

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Who wouldn't jump at the chance to hang with Maria Sharapova? Certainly not Jonny Watson and Dan Harrison from Dare who were offered 90 minutes of the Russian tennis babe's time to come up with a video to promote Google's Search by Voice technology. The resulting video became part of Google's Demo Slam which allows the public to vote for their favorite Google product demo.

Sharapova, being the famous beauty she is, and the pair's Whack A Guy With A Tennis Ball approach has garnered the video 156,000 views and the number four slot in the Demo Slam competition.

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by Steve Hall    Dec-23-10    
Topic: Celebrity, Tools, Video



Questionably Safe MINI Connected Brings Social Networking to the Dashboard

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We predict over the next year the proportional number of MINI's involved in car accidents will far outweigh that of any other vehicle. Why? Because MINI has deemed it worthy to provide access to popular social networks directly from the dashboard. We all know people can't text and drive so why would anyone think doing a very similar thing interacting with the dashboard would be any different? Yes, interacting with the dashboard is probably easier than interacting with a phone but it's still a diversion.

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by Steve Hall    Dec-23-10    
Topic: Brands, Commercials, Creative Commentary, Opinion



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Death Match to Determine Most Classic Holiday Icon

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Things slowing down at the office? Need something to do before the boss decides to finally tell you it's OK to leave for the holidays? We've got you covered. San Franciso-based Heat has put together Head to Head Holiday Death Match, a competition between 120 holiday icons.

Visitors to the site are asked to vote for the icon they feel best embodies the holiday spirit. Click away for a while and then you can check out the leaderboard to see how the 120 icons stack up against one another.

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by Steve Hall    Dec-23-10    
Topic: Games



Taylor Momsen Frolics in Lingerie For John Galliano Fragrance

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How the super cute Little Jenny became the rebellious, sexed-up Taylor Momsen is a mystery we may never solve but John Galliano is happy that's the direction in which things are headed. He's tapped the 17 year old Gossip Girl to appear in a new ad campaign for his Parlez moi d'amour fragrance.

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by Steve Hall    Dec-23-10    
Topic: Brands, Celebrity, Racy, Video



Ivanka Trump's Stunning Legs Sells Shoes

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Hey, she's a Trump. So, naturally, she can do anything she wants. And what woman wouldn't want a line of shoes named after her, designed by her and sold by appearing in an ad campaign for the shoes? That's exactly what Ivanka did for her new line of shoes, Ivanka Trump Footwear.

All we can say is, "Damn! That girls has super sexy legs!"

by Steve Hall    Dec-22-10    
Topic: Celebrity



Missoni Signs Meester, GIFS Given, Vintage Ads Socialized

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- In addition to having just signed a deal with Vera Wang, Leighton Meester will also become the face of fashion label Missoni and front the brand's advertising.

- like Chris Pine? Think Evan Rachel Wood is hot? Then you'll love seeing the two of them together in a Gucci Guilty ad campaign.

- Apparently, online advertising as we know it will end following the proposed Do Not Track list.

- It's not an ad campaign but it is a campaign. A campaign to buy Maggie Gyllenhall a boob job.

- Don't give gifts this year. Give GIFS.

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by Steve Hall    Dec-22-10    
Topic: Agencies, Celebrity, Policy



Fax Machine Dusted Off for Holiday Cheer

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Remember the fax machine? There might be one collecting dust in your mail room. Evolution Bureau is giving the lowly fax machine purpose again. They've created the Holiday Fax machine, a site from which you can send a holiday fax message to your friends and co-workers.

Have at it. After all, there's really not much work to do these few days before Christmas.

by Steve Hall    Dec-22-10    
Topic: Specialty



Dachis Group Aquires Powered Inc.

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Yesterday, Austin-based Dachis Group announced the acquisition of Powered Inc. which recently rolled together StepChange, Drillteam and Crayon. Dachis Groups, which bills itself as the world's largest social business consultancy. The acquisition will create an international presence in ten cities across five countries with a total head count of 220 and it will make the organization the largest Facebook preferred developer.

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by Steve Hall    Dec-22-10    
Topic: Agencies, Brands, Social



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