OK.... So last night I did the opposite of what I normally do. I watched a TiVo recording by forwarding through the show and stopped to watch the commercials. :-)
After all, it is the most expensive night on television and the advertising community is showing its best and brightest ideas, right? Well, sort of.
A couple observations:
1 - There were a *lot* of PSAs and CBS in-house ads. Either they didn't sell all their inventory, or they're trying to make up for the outrageous amount of money they made for what they sold.
2 - Quantity didn't necessarily equal quantity. The plethora of beer and cola ads didn't really make up for the fact that they were OK ads, but not great ads.
The Snickers kiss - This was the best laugh-out-loud funny advertisement, and I liked the follow up URL, www.afterthekiss.com. Cool, and good enough to rewind and play again.
Doritos love in "Live the Flavor"- This was cute and fun, and was the winner of a contest, no less. Good enough to rewind and play again. www.doritos.com
Sprint "Connectile Dysfunction" - CD is a problem that can be solved, with a Sprint mobile broadband connect card. Great take on the ED ads. :-)
E*Trade bank robbery and "1" finger ads - Ever feel like your bank is robbing you? Sometimes one finger is all you need.
What were your favorite ads?