One of the most anticipated advertising events each year is the showing of new television commercials during the American Super Bowl football championship game.
The game which was played this past Sunday night, attracted an audience of approximately 97.5 million people in American, and countless millions more across the world. A tight contest,this was the most watched Super Bowl in history.
Thirty-second TV commercials during the game reportedly cost as much as US$3 million per spot.
Anheuser-Busch aired the best-liked Super Bowl ad for a record 10th-consecutive year, according to results of the Super Bowl Ad Meter real-time consumer focus group testing. Unlike many previous winners, the Anheuser-Busch ad did not rely on humor. Instead, it featured a Dalmatian who becomes personal trainer to a dejected draft horse eager to make the team pulling the famous Budweiser beer wagon.
The other Top 10 ads:
FedEx (FedEx beats giant carrier pigeons)
Bridgestone (critters scream with squirrel missed by car)
Doritos (gian rat goes for guy’s bag of chips)
Bud Light (fire-breather heats up romantic dinner)
Bud Light (men sneak beer into wine-and-cheese party)
Coca-Cola (cartoon-character parade balloons go after Coke Classic)
Diet Pepsi Max (star-studded cast stops dozing)
Planters (scent of nuts makes homely woman alluring)
Tide to Go (shirt stain is louder than a job candidate) tied with SoBe Life Water (Lizards dance with model Naomi Campbell)
You can watch all the Super Bowl ads as often as you like courtesy of Advertising Age at http://adage.com/superbowl08/article?article_id=124815.