The They Forgot To Make It Super Edition
Tug and I (along with a pretty mouthy community at #acbowl12) dish about this year's ads. Some of it worked, some of it didn't, and nearly all of it fell well below the high water mark of year's past.
Great spot. Great idea to release the "unseen footage." Relieved and happy that they never gave into the temptation to actually levitate anything in the final cut. I like the reverse of Mom and Dad, too.
Bites and Bytes from John amd Tug's Super Bowl Party. What scored? What bored? Listen up to opinions from John and Tug plus a whole ton of AC friends. And remember kiddies, AC is NSFW.
Looking for a second or 10th opinion? Check out what the Ad Hole Jason Fox has to say (note: he does not always agree with us).
Neither does Bill Green.
And check out all the good stuff from the AC community on Twitter at #acbowl
Of this group, I like the CareerBuilder spot from last year the best. But I think they forgot a couple.
Which ones am I missing?
So long Ed. Here's hoping you and Carson are doing a show up there tonight.
AC 61 The Super Bowl 43 Listen In Edition
Tug and John sit down with their families to take in the spectacle of Super Bowl 43. Listen in to real time reactions, loads of baby cooing and sharp-tongued post-beer analysis.
Chapter 1: Preamble
Chapter 2: Faith & John (5:37)
Chapter 3: First Half Listen-in (6:50)
Chapter 4: First Half Analysis (14:12)
Chapter 5: Second Half Listen-in (18:22)
Chapter 6: Second Half Analysis (25:54)
Chapter 7: Post Script (31:19)
Although our opinion on the Super Bowl is really the final word (I mean, come on), we do truly welcome your thoughts on this year's Super Bowl spots. Tug and I will be recording the podcast during the game. You can play along two ways. If you Twitter you can get a message to us with an @americopywriter reply or direct message. Or you can use the handy/dandy Mobasoft audio comment system. This year, we're considering more than just simple liked it/didn't like it. We're going to also consider "is it Super Bowl worthy?" A spot may be good, but fail to shine brightly enough for advertising's biggest stage. Our motto is, go big or go home. Our guess? Coke or Bud will win the day. But, like they say, this is why we play the game. Both Tug and I have strived to remain spoiler-free refraining from viewing pre-released spots in order to give you our virgin opinions. So, hunker down, get your snack on and enjoy advertising's biggest day. Cheers.
Talk about timely, funny and well-played - the Miller High Life guy is back and this time he's trying to deliver common sense to Super Bowl advertisers. Well done, Miller. Well done indeed.
The Super Bowl '08 Wrap
John and Tug get up too early and draw far too many hasty conclusions about what worked and what didn't. Listen and tell us where we got it right and wrong.
Happy Super Monday.
Record a comment from your computer right now. Be pithy.