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It has been a great year for big companies and for start ups in advertising. Here are my top 10 favorite ads of 2012 in no particular order.

1. Dollar Shave Club

Breakout success in viral marketing. Dollar Shave Club got exposure across many different outlets.

2. Nike Find Your Greatness

The Olympics welcomed many memorable advertisements. Including this one from Nike.

3. AT&T Olympics

AT&T went above and beyond for this advertisement. They incorporated results from events the day before including writing the exact times on the white board. Fast Company wrote about AT&T pulled this off.

4. Red Bull Stratos

Arguably one of the most successful campaigns.

5. Old Milwaukee

These bizarre, yet amazing commercials went viral and are still a huge hit.

6. Samsung Next Best Thing

Looking to break the mold of iPhone dominating culture, Samsung shook things up with this campaign.

7. Axe Susan Glenn

I put this video on this list simply because it didn’t involve some weird chocolate human being chased by women. Plus Kiefer Sutherland is a badass who shows he had someone he was scared of once.

8. DirecTV Charlie Sheen

Not a big fan of the Charlie Sheen craze, but this commercial by DirecTV did capture my attention.

9. Adidas The Return of Rose

While I might be biased because I am from Chicago, the Return of Rose campaign got me excited for basketball and for Derrick Rose’s return to the Chicago Bulls.

10. Google Chrome Jess Time

Google’s push for an interesting, captivating reason to switch to Google Chrome connected with millions thanks to Jess’s story.

Let me know your favorites for the year in the comments below.

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When talking about emerging media, mapping technology is something we take for grated. Even Apple’s iOS6 Maps debacle, shows people expect to have a accurate mapping application and it is expected to work and look how the world we see looks. No one really considers all the effort that goes into creating a digital copy of our world.  The Atlantic describes how Nokia may have the best maps available.

Playing around on the internet is a past time of mine and I cam across Nokia Maps. While Nokia has some of the best maps around – thanks to its purchase of NAVTEQ in 2007 – Nokia’s 3D mapping is on a whole other level.

Take this route from Chicago’s Willis Tower to the World Trade Center in NYC. As you map it, click the little helicopter.

Nokia 3d Maps

Then sit back and enjoy the ride, complete with stunning 3D imagery.

Here are a few screengrabs from the ride:

Chicago

Hoboken

NYC

Let me know what you think of Nokia’s 3D Mapping in the comments.