Like It Or Not, Spec Work Has Its Place On Super Bowl Sunday

Dorito’s Crash the Super Bowl competition is fully underway and some of the finalists aren’t bad. For example: Sadly, the same can not be said for Chevrolet, which is about to put this piece of “consumer” generated crap on the air: Share Has Your Back grows one’s confidence in car buying situations. Seriously. For more on that, let’s view the brand’s new Super Bowl spot from DDB Chicago: According to Tim Nudd of Adweek: Ad people will see echoes of Richard Grant’s character in How to Get Ahead in Advertising. To me, it’s a happier though no less weird […]

Calcuating ROSB (Return on Super Bowl)


At a price north of three million dollars for a Super Bowl spot this year, Chief Marketing Officers might be sweating some ROI-tipped bullets. With good reason. It’s a big spend and not every company is well suited to court the Super Bowl audience. That’s the news from Brand Keys’ 10th annual Super Bowl Engagement […]

This Super Bowl Season Play With Your Phone, Win A Chevy

The game layer is everywhere today. And now we can thank Chevy and its agency Goodby, Silverstein & Partners for bringing the game layer to this year’s Super Bowl. According to The New York Times, Chevy Gametime is a mobile application that will spit out award 20 free cars, among other prizes. Yet, simply providing […]

GoDaddy To Promote .Co Domains (And Strong Women) During The Big Game

Does sex sell on Super Bowl Sunday? Seems likes a question with one obvious answer, but not so fast. According to the research gurus at University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, SuperBowl spots with sexual imagery take a 10% hit in “likability” vs. ads without racy images. Naturally, GoDaddy’s Bob “You Still Awake?” Parsons has another story […]

Sketchers Dogged By Activists As Super Bowl Approaches

The Super Bowl is coming. The Super Bowl is coming. No Paul Revere’s ghost hasn’t started blogging herein, but The Super Bowl is coming. According to USA Today, Sketchers’ Super Bowl ad will feature a French Bulldog and Mark Cuban, not Kim Kardashian (as it did last year). In response to Sketchers’ new ad, a […]

The Envelope Please…

And the most popular Super Bowl XLV commercial, according to USA TODAY’s Ad Meter is: Which tells us what? That people love dogs? Yes, that’s one thing it says. It’s also interesting to note the other top performers in USA TODAY’s list. My “best of” list doesn’t look anything like USA TODAY’s. Some of my […]

Super Bowl XLV Commercial: Last Night’s Big Mistake

You’d think Crispin Porter + Bogusky and director Christopher Guest would know better, but no. Groupon is being vilified on the Web for running an insensitive Super Bowl ad last night. I have to admit, the spot above contains one of the worst transitions I’ve ever seen. You don’t go from talking about the plight […]

Super Bowl XLV Commercials: Second Half Highlights


Super Bowl XLV Commercials: First Half Highlights