Ads of the World released their best ads of December 2009 yesterday. I like to go and have a look at them as I’m often bowled over by the creativity and originality of the ads. I especially like the print, outdoor, ambient and direct marketing categories.

Here are a few of my favorites of the winners:


Advertising Agency: BBDO Düsseldorf, Germany
Creative Directors: Toygar Bazarkaya, Carsten Bolk
Copywriter: Martin Knipprath
Art Directors: Milena Hirschochs, Aristotelis Saflanis


Giant constrictor snake squeezing complete Copenhagen citybus. Advertising the Copenhagen Zoo.

Advertising Agency: Bates Y&R, Copenhagen, Denmark
Creative Director: Ib Borup
Art Director: Peder Schack
Agency Producers: Josephine Winther-Poupinel, Steen Nøhr
Other credit: Erich Karsholt
Advertising Agency: Tempo Advertising, Bucharest, Romania
Creative Directors: Adrian Preda; Bogdan Costin
Art Director: Viorel Holovaci
Copywriter: Vlad Martis
Published: November 2009
Direct Marketing:

To dramatize how precisely Wüsthof knives can cut an onion calendar was created, in which an onion was cut into 365 slices. Precisely as many as there are days in the year. Perfect for a tear-off calendar.

Advertising Agency: Serviceplan, Germany
Creative Directors: Alex Schill, Matthias Harbeck, Helmut Huber, Florian Drahorad
Copywriters: Nicolas Becker, Tom Hauser
Art Directors: Christian Sommer/ Ivo Hlavac, Sören Porst
Account Supervisor: Lena Inderwiesen
Photography: Layoutsatz 2000
Production Company: Pinsker Druck & Medien