It’s Not Science, It’s A Press Release

Frito-Lay grabbed the top spot in USA TODAY’s Super Bowl Ad Meter for the first time. Frito-Lay’s Doritos ad featuring an office worker using a crystal ball to free Doritos was the most popular, according to USA TODAY’s Ad Meter. Volunteers gave the ad a score of 8.46 (on a scale of 0 to 10). […]

May You Stay Forever Young With Pepsi

On behalf of Pepsi, Bob Dylan and Will.I.Am of the Black Eyed Peas worked up bumpin’ new rendition of Dylan’s classic, “Forever Young.” Look for the full song to appear on iTunes soon. Hopefully, the iTunes rendition comes without the tag, “every generation refreshes the world.” Share

MacGruber Is Top Rankin’

Pepsi finished the night strong with MacGruber. You’ve got the Saturday Night Live skit, an 80s hit TV show and the star from that show, splashy graphics, a catchy tune, plus an inside joke about product placement. Well done. Share

Super Scroll

Scroll through the Super Bowl spots care of Hulu: Share

Pre Game Warm Ups

Stuart Elliott, Jonah Hughes, Teressa Iezzi and the gang are all obligated to write X number of words about Super Bowl commercials leading up to, and following, today’s big game. Elliott says advertisers have a “tricky task before them. They must figure out the right way to speak to consumers worried about the wretched economy […]

Americans Are Crying Fowl In Nationwide Wings Shortage

Breaking news…Chicken wings are in short supply. As you can see from the above video footage, Kraft Foods–the conglomerate based in suburban Chicago–admits, at least in part, responsibility for the shortage. David Ervin, Brand Director, Kraft Salad Dressing, says, “Authorities have informed us that samples of our best tasting Ranch ever have been leaked to […]

43, Hut Hut!

The New York Times commissioned designers from around the nation to make alternate Super Bowl 43 logos (because they could!). The selection above is from Draplin Design Co. in Portland, Oregon. [via BFG Blog] Share

Bud Embeds Links In Super Bowl Spots

Three mil. is a hefty toll for a 30 second spot this Sunday. Naturally, brands want to get the most bang for their buck. In 2009, that means digital. Digital extends the spot via promotions or partnerships, archives the spot and in many cases builds anticipation for the spot. According to The Wall Street Journal, […]

Denny’s Serves Up Super Bowl Appetizer

The version of the commercial that will air on Sunday is part of the next evolution of Denny’s “Real Breakfast” campaign that takes a shot at competitor’s “candy breakfasts.” BTW, Denny’s serves 12,500,000 very real Grand Slam breakfasts every year. The meal was introduced in 1977. Share

Maybe You Should Get A Dog

Pedigree wants you to adopt a dog and feed it Pedigree brand dog food. The pet food provider will express this desire during Super Bowl XLIII. Developed by ad agency TBWA\Chiat\Day Los Angeles and directed by Traktor, the 30-second spot will air during the first quarter of Super Bowl XLIII. The airing of the spot […]