Agency: The Alliance (Arnold Worldwide, Boston; Cr

Agency: The Alliance (Arnold Worldwide, Boston; Crispin Porter + Bogusky, Miami) Chief creative: Ron Lawner

Group CDs: Pete Favat, Alex Bogusky

ADs: Alex Burnard, Robert Hamilton

CWs: Ari Merkin, Annie Finnegan

Agency prod.: Amy Feenan

Prod. co.: Villains

Dir./DP/Cinematographer: Ken Fox

Producer: Robin Benson

Editor: Andre Betz, Bug Editorial

Composer/arranger: Mike Hewer, Amber Music

Sound designer: Mike Secher, Soundtrack

Original music (“Beach”): Pizicato 5

Special effects artist: Bill Denahy, Manhattan Transfer

Colorist: Bo Leon, R!OT

In this issue, Best Spots features the top 20 commercials of the past yearlisted alphabetically. To view the full complement of Best Spots of 2000 (50 in all), go to Adweek Online, At the Web site, you will find the spots shown here, plus the following creative: Apple (“Snow/White Room”), California Milk Advisory Board/Real California Cheese (“Grandma”), Charles Schwab (“Retirement Home”), Circuit City (“TV House”), (“Meteors”), E*Trade (“Basketball,” “Monkey”), ESPN SportsCenter (“Field Reporters”), (“Firefly”), FedEx (“Fierce Snake”), Finish Line (“Musical Inspiration”), The Gap (“Slow Down”), Gateway (“Apartment”), Heineken (“Premature Pour”), IBM (“The Axe”), Kotex (“Mother Nature”), Levi’s (“Badger”), MasterCard (“Homesick”), Netflix (“Mobster”), Nordstrom (“Feng Shui”), Oxygen Media (“I Am Baby”), Pacific Bell (“Prison”), Pacific Bell Smart Yellow Pages (“The Kid”), Powerade (“Bus Ride”), Purina ONE (“No Worries”), Sacramento Kings (“Dog”), Sears DieHard (“Jump of Faith”), Snapple (“The Program”), TiVo (“Golf”) and Volvo (“Saturday”).