For 2022’s experience, no expense was spared. From the incredible SoFi stadium to the star-studded HalfTime show, we saw star-power in every facet of the production, including the commercials. Familiar faces were showing up in every type of ad: well-known brands with beloved heroes, new name companies with cutting-edge concepts, nostalgic reunions, head-scratchers, comedic gold, unexpected cameos, crowd-pleasing montages, big-production trailer premieres, we tasted it all.
There were hits, there were misses, but in the end, it’s entertainment, conversation, and an element of escapism and much-needed, light-hearted (somewhat nonsensical) amusement that we needed. A 6-hour time-span viewing of the top-of-the-class advertising brainpower sprinkled with football and old-school LA hip-hop.
The golden question is: what has you talking this morning? What stuck through it all? What commercial had you smiling/ listening/ thinking, AND you remember who the advertiser was?
Standouts for some of our teammates:
“Eugene Levy with the long hair driving the Nissan was cracking me up.”- Oliver“Larry David ad …”- Kristin“Predictable here, but I enjoyed the Paul Rudd and Seth Rogan spot.”- Amanda“Coinbase’s bouncing QR code worked well in the Magee house.”- Sean“The LeBron crypto one. Purely because the memes that have come out of it – not the scary de-aged face.”- Rob“The Michelob Big Lebowski ad with Serena/Jesus was fun.”- Michele“So many good ones! I liked The New Frontier for Salesforce with good ol’ Matthew.”- Kait
“The NFL one with the mini players that popped out of the t.v. … ‘we done killed Gramma’.”- Paula
Everyone has their favorite ad… what’s yours? Or, flip the coin and tell us what you hated.