The game, the commercials or the half-time show? I watched the commercials and wrote this post during the game as I waited for the half-time show. As much as I would have liked to attend the SF festivities, tix to the game were $3K plus and attempting a celeb-filled pre-party with a baby just wasn’t gonna happen.
With the cost of a Super Bowl 50 ad ranging up to 5 million dollars, they better be good. (Special shout-out to our friends at The City Supply Co. who got Wallee Dog featured for free on the set of The Dan Patrick Show all week in SF for the Super Bowl) In no particular order, here’s a few of my faves and others I felt missed the mark. What were your thoughts on Super Bowl 50 ads…
#1. The ‘Ryanville’ Commercial
I’ve never thought of buying a Hyundai once – I’m a Fiat girl – until yesterday and the ‘Ryanville‘ commercial. He’s been one of my favorite actors since his movie ‘Just Friends.’ Apparently, Ryan Reynolds can also make any woman want a Hyundai! Don’t you think it would be cute and sporty in ‘Electric Blue?’ I know Prius really really tried with its bandit commercial, but I think Hyundai won by a mile with their commercials!
#2. ‘Ultrasound’ by Doritos
Although I found absolutely nothing funny during my personal delivery story last year, I thought this Doritos commercial was a crack-up. Especially after she throws the chip in the final seconds of the ad.
3. The T-Mobile ‘Drop the Balls’ Commercial with Steve Harvey!
Yes, he was capitalizing on his big time bone-head mistake during the Miss Universe contest, I loved the commercial because the original Verizon commercial that slams T-Mobile having none of those little ‘lottery looking balls‘ has bothered me. It’s so extreme, so I laughed seeing T-Mobile poke fun at Verizon (which has been ripping off my parents for years now) with family plan confusion.
PS – I switched to T-Mobile since moving back to the US and get service every where (even the boonies up in Nor-Cal) and pay less than $60 a month. Plus, T-Mobile is HUGE in Europe so if you travel a lot, it is very convenient to get service.
**I also thought the Drake T-Mobile was very clever too! Maybe that’s just because I am a T-Mobile fan now and HotLine Bling is one of my fave songs
#4. The Persil ProClean Commerical
I know what you’re thinking. Why a detergent commercial with the Dr./Scientist looking guy? I’d never heard of Persil (have you?) until moving to Switzerland when my husband told me it’s a really good German brand of detergent. It’s a premium European brand of detergent with a ‘self-activating powder‘ that’s been around over 100 years!
According to Wikipedia, Henkel & Cie, founded in Düsseldorf in 1876 launched Persil in 1907. The manufacturer had created (what the marketing department called) a “self-activating powder” detergent. During the washing process, oxygenated perborate forms small bubbles, doing the “work of the washboard”—saving consumers time.
I seriously love this detergent and have used it the past 3 years. It has a clean scent, doesn’t give me allergies if you have sensitive skin and cleans clothes like a champ! Now that it’s sold in the US – I’ve bought it in Walmart – we’ve been using it daily in Dallas. It’s also lower priced than Tide and other brands. It’s essentially the German no-frills marketing, but premium quality, I learned all about while living in Europe. It’s like buying a Mercedes for the price of a Ford to wash your clothes. Premium detergent imported from Germany to keep your Lululemons and designer denim in pristine condition. Yes.
As for Percil’s Superbowl commercial, I don’t know why they didn’t show that it comes from Europe. Maybe for the Super Bowl crowd, a scene in the middle of Münich’s Oktoberfest with a bunch of guys in Lederhösen and women in Dirndls celebrating in true Oktoberfest style (music, German beer, dancing). Then showing how Percil can wash out the beer and mustard stains so the outfits are perfect for the next night of celebrations. Tagline: ‘Persil. Germany’s Premium Detergent. Now Available in America.’ Closing out with clinking beer steins in celebration with the crowd saying ‘Ja!’ in unison.
#5. The Budlight ad with Amy Schumer & Seth Rogan
I am a big fan of Seth Rogan, but a much bigger fan of Amy Schumer. Plus, I have a special ‘fun zone’ affinity in my Chico State memory bank for Bud Light. I loved the duo in their Bud Light political commercial! It was quirky, clever, Amy looked great, and it had my vote for top 10 faves!
#6. The Budweiser PSA with Dame Helen Mirren
At first, I was thinking ‘this is different,’ but I really liked the tough talking Helen basically saying, ‘have fun, but don’t drink & drive.’ (#GiveADamn) It’s a PSA that always should be front and center whether there’s an UBER on every corner or self-driving cars that can take over the position of designated driver. Budweiser made this work and while Colgate attempted a kinda-PSA to make me feel extra guilty about accidentally leaving the water running while I brushed my teeth now and then (in Switzerland, not California); I think it would have been FAR more effective to say at the end of the commercial for every toothpaste purchase in the month of Feb. or something similar, Colgate would donate fresh drinking water to countries who need it most.
#7. Hyundai Again with Kevin Hart
This was the ad with Kevin Hart as the over-protective dad. The car didn’t matter for me in this commercial. I just found it hilarious and after having the exact opposite over an over-protective dad, I always wondered what it would be like for girls who had to feel nervous bringing home the guy they were dating.
#8. Savvy Sleepers Shout-Out
Since it takes place in the host city, we have to share our ‘Love Note in San Francisco‘ Valentine’s Video which is just around the corner already! P.S. Our Savvy Sleepers Luxury Satin Pillow Case V-Day Flash Sale just started today. Shop Here.
So, what was your favorite Superbowl Ad this year?
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