The Doritos ‘Pug Attack’ user-created commercial about a dog which goes for chips scored the No.1 ranking in the 2011 USA TODAY Super Bowl Ad Meter rating, bringing its creator, JR Burningham, one million dollars as a prize from PepsiCo. This year’s top-five also includes by Bud Light ‘Dog Sitting’ ad (which received 8.5 Ad Meter Score just like the winning spot), Volkswagen’s little Darth Vader commercial, Doritos ‘House Sitting’ (created by Tynesha Williams, won $400,000) and Pepsi MAX ‘Love Hurts’ spots.

Following a review of more than 5,600 creative submissions Doritos and Pepsi MAX revealed the names of the 10 finalists in the Crash the Super Bowl challenge. These 10 finalists will go on to compete to be one of six consumer-created ads—three for Doritos and three for Pepsi MAX—airing during the Super Bowl XLV broadcast, February 6, on FOX.

The Doritos brand and Microsoft today unveiled the much-anticipated, fully playable Xbox LIVE® Arcade game versions for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft of ‘Avatar Crash Course’ created by Jill Robertson of Raleigh, N.C., and ‘Harm’s Way’ created by Justin Carpenter of Ogden, Utah—the two finalists in the Doritos ‘Unlock Xbox’ challenge.

Doritos unveiled its highly anticipated collaboration with multi-award winning artist Rihanna. Through an augmented reality music experience that showcases the multiple facets of her personality and style, Doritos is debuting the special single, «Who’s That Chick?,» by David Guetta featuring Rihanna. To create a truly global scope, the experience at www.doritoslatenight.com also includes exclusive performances by a collection of additional recording artists from around the world.

Doritos Australia has eventually named the winner of its “Doritos Make an Ad, Make a Fortune” national contest, which started in May. For the second consecutive year, the brand in cooperation with the Sydney-based Clemenger BBDO agency was encouraging creative minds from all across the country to enter the competition and become rich by creating a funny 29-second ad about Doritos. This year’s winner, 21-year old Alex George, managed to win the heart of the judges and voters with his ‘Tasmanian’ commercial and received $30 as the prize for sharing a piece of his creativity with Australia.

Doritos launched the biggest, most unexpected Crash the Super Bowl yet. With an ad contract and a $5 million payout on the line for sweeping the top three rankings of the USA TODAY Ad Meter, the contest will offer an unprecedented six :30 Super Bowl ad spots for consumer-created commercials. Plus, this year’s contest brings the most surprising twist to date—Doritos inviting Pepsi MAX to the program for even more chances to sweep the top spots on the Ad Meter. Each brand will air three :30 consumer-created ads during the Super Bowl XLV broadcast, February 6, on FOX.

It began by giving consumers an unprecedented opportunity to choose who they wanted as the Madden NFL 11 cover athlete. Now, as gaming and sports fans alike wait in anticipation for the release of Madden NFL 11 on August 10, Doritos tortilla chips is unleashing two new limited-edition flavors inspired by the legendary video game franchise—Stadium Nacho and Tailgater BBQ.