Monday, February 6, 2012
Super Bowl Ads - Just My Opinion on a Monday Morning
So with a degree in marketing and a love of GOOD commercials, I just had to tell you I loved the dog* commercials this year. (*Provided all dogs were represented fairly and compensated according to their acting experience.) Actually, I thought the dogs took the cake and the human commercials stunk! (Just my opinion - it's my blog and I can voice that here, k?)
But here's where my mind wanders... overall, I thought 10% of the ads were good. I thought there were too many commercials for upcoming television shows and movies. I get it, they need to be promoted too. BUT they did nothing about even peeking my interest during the Super Bowl - where I'm watching for and expecting funny. Sorry...
Really though, when I was growing up, the ads were about eating, drinking and having fun. Not about the new series of blah, blah, blah reality show on TV. It was about selling more potato chips, or drinking more beer and even which brand of cars are the best. But really, the next reality tv show or doom movie on the big screen... I give it a big YAWN during the Super Bowl!
I know, we have an obesity epidemic in this country. But many of the "junk food" companies are coming out with healthier options - so they can advertise those, especially in a humorous way. And moderation is the key. But before I get on that soapbox, I still think people that watch the Super Bowl for the ads, we really aren't giving a rat's patoosey about the next reality tv show or movie. Those commercials air every.other.night.of.the.year.
If you didn't get to see the commercials, NBC has set up a youtube channel with all the ads. I know from chatting with some Canadian friends last year that Canada blocks out some commercials for US products. Here's a link to their channel: http://www.youtube.com/adblitz The ones I thought were awesome for you to check out were the Sketchers ad, both Doritos ads were great, VW ad and the Bud Light rescue dog "Herewego" LOL I'm laughing just typing that! Oh my....
Bella however, she frowns upon (and barks at) any dog in our house... especially those that come in via the television (no matter if they are real or cartoon). Yes, she didn't like the Budweiser Clydesdales either. In her mind, she could take on the whole team of those horses! LOL Oh little/big dog syndrome - how funny you are.
The one ad that I laughed my rear off at was in the opening commercial break. This in addition to the several commercials featuring dogs was the M&Ms commercial. It had me holding my stomach in laughter. http://www.youtube.com/adblitz/?x=yn3mktl30iw
So which ads were your favorites? Hope you got a laugh or two... after all, laughter IS the best medicine!
Have a fantastic week!