Super Bowl XLIII Commercials
I can’t speak for anyone else, but I found this year’s crop of Super Bowl commercials pretty lackluster. At one point, I speculated that perhaps Madison Avenue decided that it would be in poor taste to spend scads of money on commercials during an economic downturn. Then I remembered it was Madison Avenue I was thinking of and discarded that theory. Whatever the reason, though, it was a down year for the art.
There were a few notable exceptions, though, with Bridgestone and NBC itself easily leading the pack in entertainment value and creativity.
As per usual, viewers can vote on the best ones. I voted for the Bud Light meeting, Bridgestone’s Mr. & Mrs. Potatohead and Astronauts spots, Hulu, the (widely unshown) Ashley Madison spot, and (my personal favourite) the Heroes of the Gridiron NBC self-promo: