I’m not a huge football fan, especially when the Steelers are not playing, but I did watch the Super Bowl this year. The Reason? The ads of course! Before we get into that congrats to the Saints for pulling out the 31-17 victory over the Colts, the onside kick to start the 2nd half was brilliant. According to the Super Bowl XLIV Wikipedia page the broadcast had a US audience of 106.5 million viewers and scored a Nielsen rating of 46.4 with a 68 share, the highest for a Super Bowl since Super Bowl XX in 1986.
The ads this years were really not that impressive at all, some of them made we wonder why the companies even paid the money for the spot. What was really surprising was all of the Budweiser and Bud Light ads. They had a total of 8 ads! One that’s sure a lot of money to drop on ad spots and two all those ads are not going to make me choose Bud Light over Miller Lite! Out of all the ads the one that stuck out the most was the Google Search On Ad. This ad marks Google’s first major push into TV advertising. It just showed how powerful Google is and what you can do with it.
The Motorola phone ad was funny, it’s like if you create a crappy phone just put a hot actress in the commercial then people will buy it!
This year’s ads were not that impressive at all!