“While many advertisers may not realize this, their commercials have a global impact on their brands” said Shriram Chaubal, the founder of Super Bowl Commercials.TV and an expat located in Hong Kong. “Last year, Volkswagen’s Super Bowl Commercial was shared and viewed globally with as much enthusiasm as in the United States and went a long way in promoting the global Volkswagen brand. This year, the teaser has created global anticipation from what our fans tell us.” he added.
Volkswagen is easily the most anticipated commercial this year. Building off of last year’s popular Darth Vader spot, they have released a teaser (featuring a chorus of dogs barking the Imperial March, no less) that has already garnered over 7 million views.
The strategy of releasing early is a risky one, with conventional wisdom saying it could diminish interest in the product on game-day itself, but it paid off for Volkswagen in 2011 to the tune of over 48 million views and counting.
Other soon-to-be memorable spots likely include Priceline, who will reportedly be killing off William Shatner in a controversial fiery bus crash; Skechers, who are trading the questionable choice of selecting Kim Kardashian as their 2011 spokesperson for the even more questionable choice of promoting dog races; and the always forgettable GoDaddy, who this year have opted to travel the path of least resistance and bore us to death right off the bat, rather than provide any truly scintillating or interesting content.
Not to be left behind in this year’s festivities is Kia, who are taking a scattershot approach to their marketing plan by somehow featuring Adriana Lima, Motley Crue, and a retired Ultimate Fighter in a single commercial.
Anheuser-Busch will hopefully bring some class and respect to what is ostensibly a holy day, by featuring their beloved Clydesdales doing something that has little or nothing to do with beer, but makes you want to buy their product anyway. Budweiser’s commercials are known for their strong storytelling, and every other advertiser could learn a thing or two from their example.
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