The Big Game Is Over, But Which Ad Was Best?
The Bottom Line:
People are debate the ads more than the game itself!
There may not have been much competition in the actual Super Bowl, but there was plenty of competition for the viewers' hard earned cash during the Super Bowl game breaks. Advertisers showed off their "best in show" again this year, from Budweiser's puppy-Clydesdale friendship to Audi's new "doberhuahua."
Budweiser's "Puppy Love" ultimately won "USA Today's" consumer-judged Ad Meter, giving Anheuser-Bush a second-consecutive victory in the race for favorite Super Bowl commercial. Other highlights included a homemade "time machine" for Doritos, a multi-lingual version of "America the Beautiful" for Coke, and a reunion meal between "Seinfeld's" Jerry and George. But Jerry Seinfeld and Jason Alexander's ad for the Crackle series "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee" wasn't the only celebrity cameo. Stephen Colbert revealed his inner pistachio, Terry Crews sang with the Muppets for Toyota, Arnold Schwarzenegger played ping pong for Bud Light, Ellen DeGeneres danced for Beats Music, Bob Dylan helped Chrysler sell American cars, and the guys from "Full House" reunited for Dannon's Greek yogurt.
Esurance also made a splash by waiting until the Super Bowl was over to show their ad. Former "Office" star John Krasinski explained that the company saved 30-percent by buying the first commercial after the big game, which apparently left them with an extra one-and-a-half-million dollars. Now, Esurance is giving that money away to one lucky Twitter user who tweeted the hashtag "EsuranceSave30" on Sunday. The winner is set to be unveiled on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Wednesday night.
In the 30-second spot she mouthed the words while holding a blue furry hand puppet. Turturro tells the viewers Dean wants to pursue her dream of puppetry. Dean was narrowed from a list of 100-thousand people who wanted to quit their jobs after GoDaddy put out a blind ad calling for participants.