Last week, we managed to find the time between pre- and post-Christmas hangovers to compile the 26 stories that scored more clicks than any others on this here blog in the Year of Our Lord 2016.
But we all know our core audience consists of people who work in the agency world, and we’re also well aware that you guys often refresh this page to figure out what’s going on in the comments. (Remember what happened during the Great Adweek Migration of early 2015? We will never forget.)
On that note, we have used the secret science of Disqus to rank the 2,671 posts published over the past twelve months by the number of comments they inspired — or rather “attracted,” like flies to poop. The fact that we deleted at least a few from most of these threads makes the achievement even more impressive. Great work, guys and girls!
These were the 13 stories that scored the highest levels of user #engagement in 2016.
- 1. Campbell Ewald Fires CEO Jim Palmer After ‘Ghetto Day’ Email Controversy (281 Comments)
- 2. Ogilvy’s Liz Taylor Succeeds Todd Tilford as Chief Creative Officer at FCB Chicago (191 Comments)
- 3. Lawsuit Claims RAPP CEO Told Employees, ‘I Will Break Off Your Finger and Shove It Up Your Ass’ (189 Comments)
- 4. Female Creative Director Isn’t Going to ‘Lean In’ Anymore (141 Comments)
- 5. The Kia Hamsters Break Into Song in David&Goliath’s Latest Effort (126 Comments)
- 6. Hill Holliday Debuts ‘Keep On’ for Dunkin’ Donuts (111 Comments)
- 7. Bill Grizack Simultaneously Worked for 3 Different S.F. Agencies Before Pleading Guilty to Fraud (105 Comments)
- 8. Lawsuit Accuses JWT Global CEO of Joking About ‘F**cking Jews’ and Threatening to Rape Female Employees (103 Comments)
- 9. General Mills Insists That Its Future Agencies Meet Specific Diversity Quotas (87 Comments)
- 10. Trump’s Proposed Revisions to the H1-B Visa System Could Make Staffing More Difficult for Ad Agencies (77 Comments)
- 11. People Are Still Flipping Out About BBDO New York’s ‘Evan’ Spot for Sandy Hook Promise (74 Comments)
- 12. ECDs Pete Johnson and Andy Clarke Leaving Arnold Boston (70 Comments)
- 13. Publicis’ New Office in New York Has No Assigned Desks (67 Comments)