Yet another Super Bowl has come and gone – the Denver Broncos pulled off an impressive victory, Beyoncé almost fell down, and the NFL missed out on a great opportunity to cover their advertisements and promotions with “SUPER BOWL L.” (Seriously though, “Super Bowl 50 instead of just a huge L – come on now!”
And of course, there were the commercials…
This year had quite the… um “interesting” array of advertisements spread throughout the game. But the one that really became infamous was for the energy drink/mountain dew/juice thing, which was brought to us by none other than a “puppy monkey baby” – supposedly three awesome things all in one.
It’s strange – though I’ve heard many of my friends discussing this advertisement, I can’t think of a single instance in which people were talking about it in a positive light. This ad seems to be universally hated by everyone who saw it. It’s gross, nonsensical, and just generally weird. But despite this hate, I think that this was one of the most successful ads to run during the Super Bowl. Sure, everyone hated it. Yet everyone is talking about it–which is one of the main goals that advertisers are trying to achieve.
It’s like the Captain Jack Sparrow of ads:
“You are without a doubt the worst advertisement I’ve ever heard of.”
“Ah, but you have heard of me.”