It doesn’t make a difference to me. I like both beverages. And I like the morning just as much as the evening.
Leave a comment. Polls aren’t working in WordPress for me. If you don’t live in Chicago, you can vote too, based on what you’d rather see/hear about us doing.
I love, love love these ads. You cool cats at DDB Chicago… well done. I can’t find the other one on YouTube (the one with the jury, which is almost funnier), but when I do, it’ll be here.
Plus there’s a pimp in it. Pimps are funny. Not that I condone pimpin’. As Big Daddy Kane said, “Pimpin’ ain’t easy.” But now it’ll be easier with OfficeMax ImPress.
I think the important thing to talk about here is getting the creative right. If you’re spending $2.6 million dollars for thirty seconds of airtime, you better be able to drag some eyeballs off the pizza, the chicken wings and the beer. The stakes are high. If you’ve got enough cash to pay for a spot, people probably know what you’re selling.
So no matter what you’re trying to hock in your commercial, in this situation, it’s about a one-and-done flaming piece of advertising glory. Look at the Emerald Nuts commercial from last year:
I suppose it’s not particularly pyrotechnic, but it captures the imagination. There’s nothing in there but strange, juicy interestingness. And their sales went up by 36 percent in the next week, and they’re back again this year, so it must have been worth it. I mean, really…”Eagle-eyed Machete Enthusiasts Recognize A Little Druid Networking Under The Stairs”? That must have been tough to come up with. Why not ask consumers for some ideas? I can see that working.
Hey there, blog friends and readers who’ve yet to comment…I’m going on the radio tomorrow. WCRX 88.1 here in Chicago is the radio station for Columbia College, and they’ve asked me to talk about Super Bowl Advertising (yes, with a capital A…for $2.6 million you get upstyle; that’s just part of the deal).
So I’d like to do the responsible adverblogger thing and ask for some recommendations, feedback and opinions. I’m hoping to sound knowledgeable, and the interesting tidbits I’ve found so far are:
- Christ, it’s expensive. $86,667/second means life after the 30 second spot is pretty much, well…bankruptcy.
- HP’s doing the smart integrated thing by offering a $350 CPU/Monitor/Printer deal in conjunction with their Super ad, which will feature Paul from Orange Country Choppers talking about the stuff in his computer, just like Jay-Hova and Shaun White did to great success.
- Butler, Shine & Stern divorced GoDaddy.com over their efforts, citing creative differences. In other divorce-related Super Bowl ad news, K-Fed’s going to be featured somewhere. While K-Fed is terrible, he’s the luckiest guy in the world. One year you’re a backup dancer from Fresno, the next you’re a celebrity. Amazing.
- Doritos, Chevy and the NFL all have CGM ads. Is this the tip of the iceberg, is this a good thing, or are they just going to suck?
- Local media…apparently, here in Chicago, there’s quite a bit of space left for local advertisers. Are they cowed by the sheer size of the audience? Not sure if it’s worth it? I have no idea how much local space is going for, but it can’t be cheap.
- Did you know that Emerald Nuts’ business grew by 36 percent (over the previous week) after their Super Bowl ad aired last year? Talk about your effective TV.
Be a good blog friend/reader and shoot me some comments. I’m going on the air at 8AM CST, and I’ll post my notes just before.
Ahh, the indefatigable collective strangeness of bloggers. I love it. Snap a photo of where you blog and put it up in the “Computers Behind Blogs” pool on Flickr. If you can’t see the above image or if you want more detail, go here.
EDIT: There’s my room. That’s where the rest of exitcreative is made, and where most of the thoughts happen. For more detail on the picture, click here.
Anybody know what’s going on here? No, not “An open cab door”, I’m referring to the “Bliss” card… On Saturday I saw an “Honesty” card on Lincoln, and today as I left my apartment I was greeted with this joyful message. I wonder what the other messages are, and I wonder who’s doing this and what they’re up to. I hope it’s just some benevolent advertiser trying to make days brighter.
Mom, I’m just joking about the drinkr thing.
I’m not sure this is a good medium for a coffee morning roundup, but it’s worth a shot. I like the drawings, though. And take a look at Katie Chatfield’s Get Shouty blog. She’s hilarious.
Nod: Richard (specifically this post: “Building better brand ideas“)
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Not like it’s that big of a deal, but I figured I should say, “welcome.”