We showed you sneak peeks of some of the upcoming ads, and it looks like Business Insider released more tantalizing previews. Since each 30-second Super Bowl ad spot costs around a hefty $3 million, companies dedicate a lot of energy and moolah to their commercials. It seems like it might be worth it for some — these ads have catapulted industry no-namers like GoDaddy.com into the limelight. Are you excited about watching the commercials this Sunday?
So. Many. Puppies. Seeing cute animals in a commercial definitely comes back to me when I'm faced with the product in a store. I'll be picking up a pack of Stride gum just to give kudos to the pups that posed in this hilarious video. See for yourself below!
This commercial has me scratching my head:
The last animal-related, controversial Verizon LG Dare commercial I recall was from a few years back, but this message is also about mobile phones and totally baffling. Huh. I may be sensitive because of those poor puppies that recently passed, but share your opinions of the clip in the comments below.
I'm not usually a fan of talking animals since it's less than realistic, but this intentionally fake-looking video totally cracked me up! Check out these chatty cats and see how many lines you can recognize from tough-guy flicks.
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Admittedly, I laughed when I saw this commercial on Super Bowl Sunday. The visual of a dog getting revenge on a taunting human hit home, but then I began to analyze the moral. Is it all in good fun or does it show that these collars are too cruel for a human (by his dramatic shocking) . . . but not too horrible to still use on pets?
I hadn't considered it but a beagle's baroo does sound like "who" so some Saints fans help out this pooch by adding "dat" after his howl. (For the New Orleans newbies, the chant — "Who dat say dey gonna beat dem Saints" — is often shortened to "Who Dat" on shirts and signs.) Could your pups play along?
Chances are, you've seen some of these commercials, even after their Super Bowl debuts back in the day. Check out my six picks for ads featuring animals from seasons' past in this slideshow — each includes a link to rewatch your favorites, so get started now!
Industry vets have called the spot a "wannabe viral video" that's "crude" and "juvenile." Personally, I was entertained the first time I saw it — though it doesn't make me want to run to the store to buy Bud Light Lime. What do you think? Is this marketing ploy childish and gross, or a laughable campaign that you can get behind?
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- David Chang's Momofuki Milk Bar is now selling flavored milk to go. — Eater
If you were shocked by Audrina Partridge and Padma Lakshmi's lascivious Carl's Jr. commercials, then wait until you see what the company's up to now. Hardee's, the sister brand to Carl's Jr., has debuted "Biscuit Holes," deep-fried, doughnut hole-shaped biscuits that are iced with cinnamon sugar. To come up with a more creative moniker, however, Hardee's is asking customers for help through a new campaign titled "Name Our Holes." Customers can submit their name ideas on the campaign's microsite, NameOurHoles.com, where they can also view other entries.
In the TV spot below, consumers offer up names ranging from "hole munchers" to "puffy nuts." I don't know about you, but I think Hardee's is taking toilet humor a little too far — just watching the clip makes me feel kind of dirty. In your mind, is the campaign funny and successful, or simply gross and immature?