If you think people watch the Super Bowl just for the game itself…think again!
Besides being the event of the year for millions of ‘gung-ho’, chip dippin’ and drinkin’ football fans, the Super Bowl is also well known and watched for its’ big budget commercials. It’s often referred to as the ‘New Year’s of Advertising’ – at least that’s what we called it when I was back in grad school – not so long ago ;).
Being one of the most watched program on television in the US, it’s only normal that it also be the biggest opportunity for companies to ‘bring it’ – with their newest and greatest ads! It’s during these couple of hours that the most memorable commercials of all times – like the first, ever-so famous and catchy ‘wassup‘ from Budweiser – were born.
Every year, companies dish out millions of dollars for a 30 second spot during the big game; and this year was no different – a whopping 3 million dollars was the going rate for an ad during the Super Bowl XLIV.
Here are nittyGriddy’s picks for some of the top 2010 Super Bowl ads – those that made an impact or caused some kind of a reaction. After all, that’s what advertising is all about!
Snickers Betty White
CBS Dave, Oprah and Jay
Doritos House Rules
Bridgestone Whale of a Tale
Google Parisian Love
Denny’s Chicken Warning
Hyundai Brett Favre
Coke the Simpsons
Dodge Charger Man’s Last Stand
As this post does pertain to the actual championship game – a big congrats goes out to the New Orleans Saints, who won their first Super Bowl ever. Good game and better luck next year Colts.
What’s your take on these ads? What other one’s did you like or dislike? Post your comments.