Super Bowl

This Superbowl Will Be a Moment of Truth for "Real-Time"

Real-time marketing”—just uttering the phrase evokes images of hastily photo-shopped images and ham fisted attempts to join online conversations. The stakes can be high—last week’s big winner in the responsive category during the Grammys was of course Arby’s to which the spoils of considerable earned media coverage and over 6000 new Twitter followers were awarded. Many other brands weren’t as fortunate.

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Think of Ads as Movie Trailers

brand as business bit: Here’s a quick add to my previous critique of this year’s Super Bowl commercials. Making a Super Bowl ad involves a level of innovation, strategy, and skill that rivals what goes into making the advertised product itself. So it’s helpful to see what can be learned from those in a similar business of creating desire: movie trailers.

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The Super Bowl’s Intended Receivers

Super Bowl advertisers could learn a thing or two from Eli Manning.

The Giants’ quarterback threw some crisp, clean passes in Sunday’s Super Bowl because he was crystal clear about who the intended receiver was

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Why Super Bowl Ads Suck

I know, they’re funny, and ads with animals and/or kids can't lose. Last night was a ritual for some of us to judge and compare the commercials during a football game that we otherwise wouldn’t have watched. We’re going to spend a few days enduring incessant “best of” lists, marketers will perform some complex gymnastics to explain why the spots are brilliant business strategy, and ad agencies will refer back to all this buzz when it’s time to revive their pitches to sell Super Bowl spots to their clients next year.

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Groupon Misses the Point

So daily deals site Groupon has been forced to make a cut of its own, removing all the Super Bowl campaign adverts which featured celebrities talking about cultural issues whilst enjoying discounted Groupon offers.

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Yeah, Groupon Sucks

The extraordinarily successful group discounter Groupon succeeded in offending pretty much everybody with its Super Bowl ads, which spoofed worthy causes (for instance, actor Tim Hutton bemoaned the destruction of Tibet's culture while celebrating the Groupon discounted curry fish at a Tibetan restaurant in Chicago), and then with an explanatory letter from its CEO claiming the spots were intended to bring attention to said causes (and that they actually made fun of Groupon).

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Who Won the Best Ad of Super Bowl?

This links tells you what the Twitter reaction was to the ads.

This link lets you watch them all.

This is what Hulu thought were the winners and losers.

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Brain Movies: Top 5 Super Bowl Ads

Everyone loves to rank Super Bowl ads, and one neuromarketing firm that did so is Sands Research (see Super Bowl 2010 Ad Winners. Sands uses a combination of EEG, eye-tracking, biometrics, and surveys to calculate a “neuro-engagement factor” for each ad. Does that mean these ads will sell more product? Not necessarily. But here are the top ads accompanied by their measured EEG activity – you can see how the changes in brain activity match up with the action in the commercial.

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The Power of Text

What makes an engaging television commercial? If you think visual and auditory appeal – action, sound, music, people, color, etc. – you would usually be correct. Ditto for high production values. An exotic location might help, too.

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Super Bowl 2010 Ad Winners

In what is becoming an annual event, Sands Research announced the “winning” commercials for Super Bowl 2010 as determined by their neuromarketing analysis. Volkswagen emerged as #1, well ahead of the competition by Sands’ metrics.

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