2011

Groupon ditches agency responsible for ‘tasteless’ Super Bowl ads

The kerfuffle over collaborative coupon service Groupon’s decidedly foolish Super Bowl ads just won’t die. In a recent company profile in Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Groupon’s 30-year-old CEO Andrew Mason placed the blame for the commercials — one of which seemed to many to equate the plight of Tibet with saving money on dinner — pointedly on the shoulders of the advertising…

Super Bowl Ad Tracker Roundup: What the Super Bowl commercials say about us

Read more at: LATimes A question popped into my mind sometime during the Super Bowl halftime show on Sunday night. Around the time Usher descended from the heavens as a lip-syncing deus ex machina to save us from Fergie’s howling screech, I tried to imagine if anthropologists in the future got their hands on a tape of last night’s game….

Fans file suit against NFL and Cowboys over Super Bowl seating

Read more at: Yahoo Sports Fans whose Super Bowl plans were altered by seating problems at Super Bowl XLV have filed a lawsuit against the NFL, the Dallas Cowboys and Jerry Jones. The lawsuit alleges breach of contract, fraud and deceptive sales practices. The Dallas News reports that the plantiffs are seeking $5 million from the NFL. Up to 1,000…

Experts pick the good, bad and ugly of 2011 Super Bowl ads

Read more at: USA Today Super Bowl ads are designed to sell things such as chips, cars, beer and online trading accounts. But these multimillion-dollar spots — which air in the most-watched TV show each year — also expose the brands to the court of public opinion. Most creative use of an animal Bridgestone won praise for its ad with…

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) Says Pepsi Max Super Bowl Ad Was Racist

Read more and see the ad in question at: FOX News Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) took to the House floor Tuesday night to criticize what she called a “demeaning” Pepsi ad that aired during the Super Bowl. In the ad for Pepsi Max, a black woman sitting on a park bench gets angry with her husband after an attractive,…

Super vfx for the Super Bowl

Read more at: FXGuide Leave it to the Beaver: Bridgestone In Bridgestone Tires’ ‘Carma’ spot, a driver’s close encounter with a very thankful beaver is repaid when the animal saves his life from a raging river torrent. Method Studios in Los Angeles helped realise the beaver as a digital creature. Directed by Kinka Usher for agency The Richards Group, the…

Roseanne’s logging mishap top TiVo Super Bowl ad

Roseanne’s logging mishap top TiVo Super Bowl ad Read more at: KansasCity.com Apparently we all loved watching Roseanne getting knocked down by a huge log in that Snickers commercial Sunday, because the spot topped TiVo’s list of “most engaging” Super Bowl moments. TiVo declared it the most popular ad based on the number of its users who rewound it and…

Hulu’s 2011 Super Bowl XLV AdZone Results

Overall Most Liked Ads 1. Volkswagen: The Force 2. Bridgestone: Carma 3. Volkswagen: Black Beetle Most Viewed Ads 1. Doritos: Pug Attack 2. Volkswagen: The Force 3. Bud Light: Hack Job Overall Most Liked Ads by Women 1. Volkswagen: The Force 2. Bridgestone: Carma 3. NFL: Super Bowl Celebration Overall Most Liked Ads by Men 1. Bridgestone: Carma 2. Volkswagen:…

Top 10 Super Bowl 2011 Commercials According To Hulu

Read more at: SocialTimes The Super Bowl has come and gone, but today all anyone can talk about is the ads. Which commercial was the worst? Which was the best? And did you see that hilarious dog party? Well now you cannot only watch all the Super Bowl commercials online, but you can also see how they rank against one…

Kim Kardashian best Super Bowl commercial 2011? Or more Kim Kardashian’s body?

Read more at: Examiner Kim Kardashian and the Kardashian sisters have been sending out glimpses of Kim Kardashian’s anticipated Skechers Super Bowl commercial 2011 via twitter and their blogs all weekend. Fans finally got to see the 30 second Super Bowl commercial last night well into the fourth quarter of the game. After watching the Kim Kardashian Skechers Super Bowl…