Though it may not have been a particularly exciting Super Bowl game, at least the team I bet a dinner on was the winner. (Peking Duck anyone?)
But no matter what you thought of the game, I bet you have some strong opinions about the commercials that ran. This chart from USA Today ranks all the commercials, based on their readers’ votes. But since I am a paid advertising professional, (you could look it up), I get to make my own votes, and I am a harsh marker.
Two commercials that I did like were the ones for the Toyota Prius Hybrid, and the Snickers Marilyn Monroe spot. But since it is so much easier to be a critic, here are some of my least favorites: Mountain Dew Kickstart (Puppymonkeybaby), Sofi (Great loans for great people), Dorito’s (Ultrasound), and my least favorite of them all, which the poll has listed as the number two reader choice, Heinz (Weiner Stampede).
You know the one. A herd of Dachshunds, including puppies, each wearing a hot-dog costume, were shown running across a field, towards people dressed as giant Heinz condiments. So if I get the logic, each dog wanted to be covered in ketchup or mustard or relish so that people could enjoy eating them? Sounds gross, but there is no other way of interpreting the message.
I guess the real message is that when it comes to being logical (The dogs are rushing to their own demise), or emotional, (Aw, look at all the cute dogs and costumes), emotion wins every time.
Got the idea?