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Grammy Awards 2012 Fri, 24 Feb 2012 22:31:02 +0000
The Grammy's were February 12, 2012.

Here are some of the commercials that aired.

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Super Bowl XLVI Commercials (2012) Fri, 24 Feb 2012 22:30:35 +0000
Super Bowl XLVI - New York Giants vs. New England Patriots - Aired Sunday February 5, 2012.

The following are some of the commercials that aired during the game.

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Google+ Fri, 15 Jul 2011 03:51:13 +0000
We've added a Google +1 button onto each page at splendAd.com. Google Plus is Google's latest attempt at social networking (competing with Facebook, Twitter, etc.) The +1 button is just one aspect of the Google+ experience. According to the official Google+ button page, "Click +1 to publicly give something your stamp of approval. Your +1's can help friends, contacts, and others on the web find the best stuff when they search."

Also according to the official Google page, you don't even need Google+ activated to click the button. You just need a public Google profile. If you have one or you have Google+, then please click the +1 button on any page to show your support for splendAd.com.

Keep in mind that each page is a different page that you can +1. So if you like a particular commercial, you can +1 that page. If you like the overall splendAd site, then our home page is a good one to +1.

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Super Bowl XLV Commercials (2011) Wed, 23 Feb 2011 13:43:55 +0000
Super Bowl XLV - Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Green Bay Packers - Aired Sunday February 6, 2011.

The following ads - not comprehensive and in no particular order - aired during the Super Bowl, but it was not necessarily their debut.

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Top Ten 2010 Song Commercials Wed, 23 Feb 2011 13:35:38 +0000
Is it too late to put together a "best of" list for 2010? Nah.

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Entry Categories Tue, 03 Aug 2010 14:02:49 +0000
splendAd.com started off only including TV commercials and movie trailers, but we've started to include credits for other creative media. So we're now including categories for the different types of work. This includes the standard "commercial", but also categories such as "film", which could include short films.

This affects how some areas of our site is organized. Some pages such as the brand pages, will list out all entries, and group them into their categories. Some will only show entries that are TV commercials, such as the ad/song pages.

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Facebook "Like" Sat, 24 Apr 2010 01:06:49 +0000
At the 2010 Facebook f8 conference, they announced some new features. One of which was their Open Graph protocol. Basically it is meant to map real-world things such as songs and actors to the Facebook world. This seems like a good fit for splendAd, so we've integrated "Like" buttons into our song, artist, album, actor, and director pages.

Let us know what you think.

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Super Bowl XLIV Commercials (2010) Mon, 08 Feb 2010 20:17:02 +0000
February 7, 2010. Indianapolis Colts vs New Orleans Saints. Super Bowl XLIV in Miami. The game was exciting, and a welcome resurgence for the city of New Orleans. The commercials were pretty good too. We will be adding pages to splendAd.com to highlight some of the better ones. Updates will be posted here.

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Top Ten 2009 Song Commercials Sat, 02 Jan 2010 04:49:01 +0000
Here are some of our top picks for 2009.

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Copyright Claims Fri, 15 May 2009 13:40:53 +0000
YouTube and other online video sites sometimes feel like the wild west, but they still abide by copyright policies. In the case of commercials, the most frequent enforcers of copyright are usually the company who's advertising, the ad agency, or the record label for music used in the commercial.

One could argue that they should just leave the videos alone, because it's good publicity. While others might point out the legal complexities of having a commercial online.

Either way, it's apparent that some enforce their copyright more frequently than others. Here are some examples of videos from YouTube taken down or that have had the audio turned off. (If you're wondering, WMG is Warner Music Group).

Have a comment? Post in our forums.

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Super Bowl XLIII Commercials Mon, 26 Jan 2009 15:05:25 +0000
Super Bowl XLIII - February 1, 2009

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Top Ten 2008 Song Commercials Wed, 07 Jan 2009 19:04:31 +0000
Music can make a good ad great, and sometimes the song is the highlight of a commercial. Here are some popular ads and some of our favorites from 2008. Song information is in the individual links.

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BTAA 2008 Awards Sat, 27 Dec 2008 08:30:37 +0000
The British Television Advertising Awards - 2008

The 2008 BTAAs were announced in March 2008.

Credits, including music information, are in the individual links.

So far our list only contains Gold award winners, Silver award winners, and some Bronze award winners. More updates to follow.

Comments?

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Google Custom Search Thu, 11 Dec 2008 16:45:36 +0000
splendAd.com is now using Google Custom Search for our in-site search engine. What this does is allow us to leverage Google's proven search engine to help the splendAd.com community find information at our site more easily.

You can find the Google Custom Search box at the top of each page. The results page doesn't leave our site and contains only results from our site. There are also "Ads by Google" in their own section of the page.

Javascript is required, so if you're seeing a blank results page you'll need to enable Javascript.

Have a comment?

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Forums Thu, 11 Sep 2008 02:50:25 +0000
splendAd.com now has forums. Check them out.

The "Ad Forum" is integrated with existing pages at our site.

For questions about ads not in our database, navigate to the appropriate forum dedicated to songs, actors, and other.

There's also an off-topic forum, and a site suggestion forum.

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Site Maintenance Wed, 10 Sep 2008 20:37:45 +0000
We will be doing some site maintenance, during which time commenting will be shut off. Another message will be posted when we're done.

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The Best of What's Around Sun, 06 Jul 2008 06:36:29 +0000
Why wait until the end of the year to highlight what's happening. Now that we're past the halfway point of 2008 here's a round up of some recent songs in commercials.

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Action Reaction Wed, 28 May 2008 12:17:05 +0000
Sometimes you'll be watching a commercial and think to yourself it seems familiar. Maybe it's because the creatives decided to be cheeky and reference another ad. Here are some examples.

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New Feature - Song Enhancements Wed, 30 Apr 2008 19:10:42 +0000
We've been undergoing some changes lately to make finding song info easier.

Back in February we added the ad/song tables, which are long lists of ads with songs, grouped by year.

Now we've enhanced our company, brand, and product lists to also include song information.
Here are some examples.
If you're new to the site, here's a brief explanation of how to get to other companies, brands, or products. You can find them using the Search box at the top of the page. Or if you're already on a specific ad page, there will often be links in the Ad Basics box for brand, company, and product.

You can also get to brand pages by clicking on a letter in the "Browse commercials" section on the side of every page. Each letter lists out all the brands for that letter, but keep in mind that long list doesn't have the song info. If you click on a brand name in the main body of the page (not the section # links), then that'll take you to the brand page.

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Songs For Sale: Better Late Than Never Thu, 17 Apr 2008 18:12:48 +0000
Sometimes a commercial comes out with a great song, but it's not available for sale. This could be because the song was written for the commercial, or maybe it comes from a music production library. It also could mean the song is in the process of being released.

Here are a few recent examples of commercials where the songs were eventually released. Information and links to the songs are in each of the commercial detail pages.

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Happy Commercials - Spring 2008 Mon, 31 Mar 2008 20:36:23 +0000
There are a lot of cynical, sarcastic, and snide commercials out there. Sure they're amusing, but with spring arriving (here in the northern hemisphere), I thought it would be nice to focus on some recent happy ads.

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Clorox - The Blue Sky Project Thu, 13 Mar 2008 15:56:32 +0000
Over the past few years, Clorox has gotten many requests to release the music used in their commercials. In cooperation with the artists and music companies that created the music, in February 2008, they released a charity album with many of the songs people have come to love.

Get the songs at iTunes.

iTunes link Clorox - The Blue Sky Projecticon

Refer below for the commercials the songs appear in. Each of the following links contains information about the commercials and songs.

Note: Still on the lookout for the ad "Birthday Girl"

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Super Bowl XLII Commercials (2008) Sat, 26 Jan 2008 10:22:56 +0000
Super Bowl XLII, Sunday February 3, 2008, pitted the New York Giants against the New England Patriots. As usual, the commercials are a big part of the event, so of course splendAd.com is covering the ad extravaganza.

If there are any more Super Bowl XLII ads you want listed here, send us a feedback.

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Top Ten 2007 Commercials Thu, 03 Jan 2008 22:35:10 +0000
Not necessarily the most popular. Not necessarily the critics' picks. This is a list of some of our favorite 2007 commercials.

Digg It!

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