Or are you mostly going to be paying attention to the commercials? They’ve gotten to be so clever that most of us sit and watch, afraid to miss that one big, breakthrough commercial. Remember the Apple commercial years ago where the “worker” throws a sledge hammer through the big screen? That was a one-time commercial that made such an impression that people still talk about it today.
My work colleagues and I used to Monday-morning-quarterback the commercials and argue about which ones were the best, worst, most boring, etc. It was usually a pretty hot topic since we seldom had any sort of personal interest in the teams that played. (That was something of a sore point for us too since the Tennessee Titans snubbed Memphis and settled on playing in Nashville. Jim used to call them the “Nashville Titans.”)
But, back to the Super Bowl commercials. Here are the brands that have the most buzz going into the game today. You’ll have to judge whether or not they live up to the hype.
Number 1 – Volkswagen. 2 – Audi. 3 – Groupon. 4 – Best Buy. 5 – Doritos. 6 – Kung Fu Panda. 7 – Homeaway, Inc. 8 – Pirates of the Caribbean. 9 – Mercedes. 10 – Skechers.
“Groupon” is an online coupon-downloading site. Not sure what Kung Fu Panda is. Might be a movie? No kids around to tell me. “Homeaway” is a short-term vacation rental properties, referring to your “home away from home.”
It’s interesting that the VW and Audi commercials have so much interest and Mercedes-Benz is farther down on the list, but I suppose it has everything to do with the quality of the commercial and not the quality of the car – not that there’s anything wrong with VW or Audi!
Here’s a preview of one of the VW commercials for you. Cute.
Here’s a link to over thirty commercials you can preview before the game. I laughed out loud at the kid wearing four polo shirts. Too funny!