Super Bowl Ad Review

02 Feb

I anticipate the Super Bowl each year, mostly to see what creative ads Madison Avenue will come up with.  It’s evident that there has been budget cuts and lay-offs as, on the whole, the Super Bowl ads, um…lacked.

My favorite of the night was actually NBC’s promo for their Monday night line-up.

  Feelin’ Alright

I was mildly entertained by the Potato Head/Bridgestone ad:

….and Pepsi’s Forever Young ad…

  Bob Dylan =  Really?

I have to admit that this generation’s William Shatner, Alec Baldwin is scrumptuous in this Hulu ad:

  TV Only Softens the Brain

However, job worries and satisfaction seemed to have been the ones that hit home the hardest this year:

  Bud Light Budget

  Crystal Ball

  If You Hate Going to Work

  The Other End

The Miller High Life delivery guys sums up the whole ridiculous Super Bowl advertising thing…


Posted by on February 2, 2009 in Marketing, TV, work


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5 responses to “Super Bowl Ad Review

  1. amy

    February 2, 2009 at 11:04 am

    “this generation’s William Shatner, Alec Baldwin”….that’s so funny D!

  2. shrewspeaks

    February 2, 2009 at 11:25 am

    Hulu was my favorite but nothing that made me scream.

    *casts eyes downward* I am so jaded and spent on advertising.

  3. Sally

    February 2, 2009 at 12:40 pm

    Hulu was my favorite as well. Alec Baldwin is somehow able to make me forget his politics and personal life and just laugh at him whether as “Mr. Hulu Spokesperson”, “Jack”, or “Pete Schwetty” on the Delicious Dish!
    Overall, the commercials were meh but the game was terrific (with the exception of the last 42 seconds).

  4. Rosa

    February 2, 2009 at 4:30 pm

    Yeah Baldwin really does it for me too. I really liked the Mr. Potato Head tire ad. The Crystal Ball ad was consumer generated which is surprising since it seemed to be among the favorite ads of the night. Sadly, this year wasn’t as great as past years.

  5. morewines

    February 3, 2009 at 2:15 am

    I was wine tasting that day but popped into a resturant for dinner and was able to catch the Boss. Good performance.

    The best ad in my opinion was the Dorito ad.


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