The Week on AdFreak: Sept. 2-9, 2011 Vintage trains, Google boyfriends, magic tricks, and one truly viral billboard: the week's top posts
HBO ruled the rails this week with a vintage NYC subway train it brought back into service as a Boardwalk Empire promotion. Elsewhere, Google engineered the perfect boyfriend, Tom Brady stumped for Uggs, and Warner Brothers grew a Contagion billboard completely out of bacteria. Below, the 10 most-read AdFreak posts of the week.
1. 1920s NYC Subway Train Back in Service for 'Boardwalk Empire'
2. How You Act When You're Drunk vs. How You Think You Act
3. Google Engineers the Perfect Boyfriend: Gmale
4. Inside Chipotle and Willie Nelson's Sustainable Farming Ad
5. See HBO's 'Boardwalk Empire' Vintage Subway Train in Action
6. Truly Infectious 'Contagion' Billboard Is Made of Bacteria
7. British Ad Completely Filled With Farting Lightbulbs
8. Google Chrome Tops GLAAD List of 2011's Best Gay-Friendly Ads
9. Tom Brady Instills Fear in Opponents With UGG Commercial
10. Billboard for Magic Festival Actually Does a Magic Trick
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- IPG Shareholders Reject 2 Proposals, Including Gender and Race Reporting
- Are You Young and Male? Discovery Says This TestTube's for You
- Arrested Development Outbuzzing House of Cards
- Top Digital Publishers Praise Yahoo's Tumblr Deal
- How J.Lo Is Becoming A Wireless Brand
- Arnold Wins Avocados From Mexico
- BBC's Experimental 'Perceptive Radio' Will Personalize Content
- Having Shipped Its Pants, Kmart Now Offers You 'Big Gas Savings'
- And the 2013 Grand Effie Goes to ...
- Lego Builds Awesome Life-Size Star Wars X-Wing Fighter, Its Largest Model Ever
- The New York Times Reinvents the Boring Banner Ad
- California Winery's Ads Pair the Product With Sex, Drugs and More Sex
- The 10 Best Commercials of 2012
- Ad of the Day: VisitEngland
- Cadillac Nears Decision in Creative Review
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