Friday, January 31, 2014

It's an American Thing

I’m a huge football fan, but unfortunately I will not be watching the Super Bowl. It will be a bit too late for me, and Da Bears aren’t in it. It always makes me laugh hearing people's excitement regarding the ‘Super Bowl Commercials’ or the half-time show.

But I must admit, it’s always interesting to see which corporations paid big bucks to have their commercial viewed during the Super Bowl. What’s even more interesting is how much money that corporation paid for their advertisement, and whether or not the commercial has anything to do with the product.

Let’s take a peek at a few Super Bowl commercials.

This is the Mean Joe Green commercial from the 1980s

Well if Coke can make Mean Joe Green nice, maybe I'll try it. Kidding aside, everyone still remembers this commercial.

Here’s a Pepsi commercial from the 1990s. 

I have to say this commercial was ingenious. It shows the product, and how it affects a person, and then it does a full circle back to Pepsi.

Then you have one that doesn't make much sense.

But it made for a popular saying.

Now 2014 Commercials.

I love the video, it made me tear up, but it doesn’t have anything to do with beer. Even though I’ll remember the commercial, it won’t get me to buy Budweiser. Then again, no Budweiser commercial can convince me to buy it.

AAANNNND this commercial.

Okay, I laughed at this one. Maybe it’s because I live in Germany.

After watching these commercials, it made me wonder if the companies sold  more product, or if they fired their entire advertising department?

What’s your favorite Super Bowl commercial or halftime performance?

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