Once registered, you can:

  • - Read additional free articles each month
  • - Comment on articles and featured creative work
  • - Get our curated newsletters delivered to your inbox

By registering you agree to our privacy policy, terms & conditions and to receive occasional emails from Ad Age. You may unsubscribe at any time.

Are you a print subscriber? Activate your account.

The Ad Age Pop Thermometer

Published on .

What better way to leave the holidays behind and snap back to reality than with another reading from The Ad Age Pop Thermometer? See what's Trending, Trailing and Tired in the world of media and pop culture this winter.

Certain clickable images give you more details, videos and links to related content.

Hashtags we hate
QB media darling
Cam Newton
Mark Sanchez
Rick Perry PR problems
Pesky gay rumors
Asshole judge
Piers Morgan
Simon Cowell

Gimmicky nailpolish
Non-Romney GOP front-runner
Ron Paul
Newt Gingrich
Parody Twitter account

Oscar bait
The Artist
The Tree of Life
Soapy TV delight
Downton Abbey season 4
True Blood

Meeting venue
Three-martini lunch
Ad-tech obsession
Ad networks
Celebrity posing as CMO
Exercise on wheels
Actually bicycling
NBA Villain
David Stern
Small-market owners
Say cheese

Confusing Facebook feature
Privacy settings
MMORPG for grown ups
World of Warcraft
Kid Slang (according to Dan Schneider)
Car for "kids"
Ford Focus Electric
Fiat 500
Social media brand page

iPad accessories

Immortal Web 1.0 relic
Animated gifs
Animated gifs
Animated gifs
Phone manufacturer demise
High heel at a higher price
Christian Louboutin
Talk show spectacle
Most Popular
In this article: