Thursday, November 1, 2012

Top 10 commercials of 2012

The year's not over yet. But it's nearing quickly. Which means it will soon be time for best-of-the-year lists to appear on all your favorite magazines, shows, and blogs. And if you thought I fell off that wagon, you were wrong. I am, and will always be, a lister.

My first top ten list in the series of "Best of 2012" is of TV commercials.

There have been a lot of great ads this year -- from Charlie Sheen, Bud Light, and Doritos during the Super Bowl; through a younger, hipper award season; to the more traditional holiday favorites -- but only these ten made the list for 2012 (so far):

1. The Dog Strikes Back (Volkswagen)

2. Man's Best Friend (Suburu)

3. Counts (Nike)

4. Star Wars Fantasy Football (ESPN)

5. iPad Mini Heart and Soul (Apple)

6. Sousaphone (Hyundai)

7. The Next Big Things (Samsung)

8. Transactions (Acura)

9. Accurate. Deadly. Dependable. (Hornady)

10. Don't Tell Mom (Hyundai)

Watch them all here along with some honorable mentions:

Did I miss any? What's your favorite commercial of the year? Leave your suggestions in the comments below: