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Top 20 Super Bowl XLIV 2010 Commercials

Monday, February 8th, 2010

Snickers: Betty White & Abe Vigoda Play Football

You’re not you when you’re hungry. Watch the new Snickers commercial as seen on the Super Bowl to see who you could become. Maybe it’s Betty White. Maybe it’s Abe Vigoda. Found at YouTube from SnickersBrand.

Bud Light: Voicebox T-Pain

If you could only do this all the time! Found at YouTube from TopSuperBowlAds.

E*TRADE Baby: Girlfriend

The E*TRADE Baby talks to his Girlfriend about the importance of building a diversified portfolio with E*TRADE’s online tools but she wonders what else he’s been up to. Found at YouTube from etrade.

Coke: Hard Times – The Simpsons

After losing his fortune, greedy billionaire C. Montgomery Burns learns to appreciate the simple things in life. Found at YouTube from cocacola.

Hundai Sonata: Brett Favre 2020

The Sonata is reliable, so reliable you can count on it 10 years from now. Found at YouTube from HMAUSA.

Dr. Pepper Cherry: KISS

Dr Pepper Cherry and Dr Love re-unite to show the world just how smooth a Little Kiss of cherry is. Trust me, I’m a Dr. Found at YouTube from drpeppervideos.

VIZIO FORGE

VIZIO commercial features Beyonce, the Twitter bird, and Internet sensations Chocolate Rain, Numa Numa, and David After the Dentist. Found at YouTube from VizioVia.

TruTV: Punxsutawney Polamalu

Meet Punxsutawney Polamalu! Found at YouTube from truTVnetwork.

David Letterman: Worst Super Bowl Party Ever (featuring Jay Leno & Oprah Winfree)

The worst Super Bowl party ever? Watch Dave, Oprah and Jay in this super commercial. Found at YouTube from CBS.

HomeAway: Hotel Hell Vacation Spoof With Chevy Chase

preview of Clark and Ellen’s latest quest for the perfect vacation. Found at YouTube from homeawayvacation.

Intel: Lunch Room

No love for Jeffrey the Robot. Found at YouTube from channelintel.

Teleflora: Flowers In A Box

The Talking Flowers return to prove why you don’t want to send Valentines Day flowers in a box. Found at YouTube from TelefloraFlowers.

Google: Parisian Love

An American finds love in Paris. Found at YouTube from SearchStories.

Boost Mobile: 2010 Super Bowl Shuffle

he Boys Are Back: 25 years later, McMahon, Singletary, Dent, Otis, Speedy Willie, Fuller and Buford take to the stage again. Directed by Tim and Eric with a cameo by Coach Ditka. The Shufllin Crew returns. Found at YouTube from boostmobile.

Audi 2010: Green Police

Watch the Audi commercial featuring Cheap Trick, the Green Police, and the Audi A3 TDIĀ® clean diesel. Found at YouTube from greenpolice.

Bridgestone: Your Tires Or Your Life

Bridgestone takes you on a journey to a future world. A wet, desperate world where absolutely nothing is more valuable than a great set of high-performance tires. Found at YouTube from BridgestoneSuperBowl.

VW: PunchDub With Stevie Wonder

You know the game every time you see a VW drive by, you punch a friend. Now, with 13 VW models, the game just got a whole lot better. Introducing PunchDub the game. Its never been easier to reach out and punch someone. Found at YouTube from volkswagen.

Emerald Nuts & Pop Secret: Let’s Get Aquatic

Awesome + Awesome = Awesomer. Found at YouTube from LetsGetAquatic.

2010 Census: Pre-Production Meeting

The 3 most important words when trying to take a snapshot of 300 million people? Location, location, location. Found at YouTube from paytonschlewitt.

CareerBuilder.com: Casual Fridays

Love Casual Fridays? You might not if you worked here. Found at YouTube from CareerBuilder.

Propaganda Techniques: A 1950s Era Educational Film

Sunday, October 25th, 2009

A fascinating vintage educational video about the techniques of propaganda, made in the in the late 1940s or early 1950s. Found at YouTube from weirdovideos.

Jerry Seinfeld & Superman Commercials

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2006

Jerry Seinfeld & SupermanI remember finding these “Webisodes” online back when launched this campaign in 2004. I love animation and I was a big fan, so it’s no surprise I’d like them.

The concept is simple, clever, and natural: Chronicle the friendship between the Man of Steel and the comedian with a plot that revolves around the American Express credit card. A simple idea, cleverly executed. The pairing is a natural because, , the superhero was “the only character apart from the regular cast who featured in every episode of Seinfeld, either by name or in pictures which featured on Jerry’s fridge, or a statue that sits on his shelf (next to the door to his bedroom/bathroom).”

The pairing of and the comedian actually began in 1998 when American Express aired the following commercial in January, 1998 during the NFL playoffs. The TV show had ended , so the timing of the commercial was perfect.

As I said, in 2004 American Express launched their “Webisodes” campaign with a special Web site (defunct: jerry.americanexpress.com) featuring short animated/live action movies of the two promoting the credit card. Superman was played by , who played the character on Seinfeld. The pieces were co-written by Seinfeld and and directed by Levinson. The animation was done by the Canadian digital media firm, , using technology.

The campaign was launched with an awareness campaign featuring two fifteen second teaser ads aired on television to promote the Web site. Both ads portrayed Superman trying to avoid answer phone calls from the , with Seinfeld covering for him. You can see them at , in the animation section.

This was followed by an earned media campaign with the duo being “interviewed” on ‘s and ‘s with :

The first “Webisode,” “A Uniform Used To Mean Something…” aired on May 13, 2004 durin the finale of NBC’s Fraiser and was seen by 25.4 million people. The Web site recorded four million visits per week during the first three weeks.

A Uniform Used To Mean Something…

Hindsight Is 20/20