February 3, 2015
Article by neffknows_admin

Super Bowl Sunday Smashed, In A Serious Sorta Way

Dubbed THE sporting event of the year, Sunday night’s Super Bowl game lived up to the hype. With the New England Patriots defeating defending champs, the Seattle Seahawks, and Katy Perry lighting up the halftime show, it produced some pretty memorable moments. But some of the most anticipated moments of the night were…you guessed it, the commercials!

With some of the heavy hitters like Budweiser, Coca-Cola and Chevy shelling out a record high of 4.5 million dollars to secure a 30 second advertisement spot for this year’s Super bowl, one in particular took the cake. It seems that serious was the theme of the night.

Super Bowl commercials are typically silly, humorous and exciting, but it seems advertisers may have missed the memo this year. Some were serious and borderline strange (I’m looking at you, Nationwide) while some tugged at our heartstrings of (two thumbs up for Mickey Dee’s sharing the love).

There are a few things we caught early on with 2015’s Super Bowl Commercials:

  • Common theme? Give it up for the dads. All of the fathers around the world were appreciated with some love from Dove and Nissan.
  • Most Creepy? The dead kid ad from Nationwide. Great intention, questionable execution.
  • Most Inspirational? The commercial for #likeagirl! Not that I’m biased or anything. When someone would say, “You throw like a girl,” it was considered an insult. This ad uses the phrase in a different way; it turns it into a compliment. Doing something “like a girl” means being proud to be a girl and we are all equals. Empowerment at its best!                              Like a Girl

But hands down the best commercial (according to social media) was the sweet, adorably cute Budweiser #BestBuds commercial. Budweiser reinforced their brand image by sticking with the classic Clydesdales, but updated the concept with last year’s popular puppy.

Lost puppy