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View Full Version : "Academy of Dreams" Gets #2 Ad Nod From Wired

Adam Krebs
01-04-2008, 06:00 AM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.wired.com/gadgets/gadgetreviews/multimedia/2007/12/YE_Gadgets_Top10Ads?slide=9&slideView=4' target='_blank'>http://www.wired.com/gadgets/gadgetreviews/multimedia/2007/12/YE_Gadgets_Top10Ads?slide=9&slideView=4</a><br /><br /></div>With the changing of years comes the inevitable &quot;best of...&quot;, &quot;most...&quot; and &quot;top 10...&quot; and Wired doesn't disappoint. Their list of &quot;The 10 Best Gadget Ads of 2007&quot; features some odd choices, but also one I think most readers of this blog can agree on; Zune's &quot;<a target="_blank" href="http://video.msn.com/video.aspx?vid=165e08bd-eeb4-4bc8-9ca0-c95f6808c29d">Academy of Dreams</a>&quot; earned the number 2 spot behind only <em>the Bourne Ultimatum</em>. Other contenders included Garmin's superhero flick &quot;Garmin Man&quot;, Apple's clever-but-<a target="_blank" href="http://www.engadget.com/2007/07/05/apples-little-problem-with-ripping-off-artists/">plagiarized</a> &quot;Hello&quot;, and Dell's Nu-Wave &quot;Devo&quot; ad.<br /><br />Zune got a second mention, in the justification for Michael Bay blockbuster <em>Transformers</em> (#10). Says Wired: &quot;We've got our fingers crossed for a transformed Zune/iPod brawl in the sequel.&quot;