Week of February 4 – Famous Superbowl adsFebruary 5, 2012
Perhaps the most famous Super Bowl ad ever, the ad for Apple’s Macintosh followed a 1984 theme. Directed by Ridley Scott, the adfeatured a woman wearing track-and-field clothing sprinting into a large auditorium and hurling a large hammer into a screen right before security guards can subdue her. On the screen was a large Big Brother-type of face speaking to a massive assembly of drone-like people. His last words were “We shall prevail,” before the screen explodes and leaves the audience enraptured in gazing at the spectacle.
Another famous Super Bowl ad campaigns that lives on has been the “I’m Going to Disney World” ads for the past 20 years.
In 2002, Budweiser produced a commercial featuring the Clydesdales (titled “Clydesdale Respect”) as a tribute to the terrorist attacks of 9/11. The commercial shows the horses walking across the Brooklyn bridge into NYC. They then stopped, gazed at the ruined New York skyline, and bowed in reverence and respect.
In 1973, the first famous Super Bowl commercial was for Noxzema featuring legendary New York Jets quarterback Joe Namath.
Old Spice: Old Spice rocked the social media in 2011 with its commercials feature Isiah Mustafa, former football . Creating custom video for fans, the “Old Spice Guy” became everyone’s favorite topless dude.
In 1980, a spot for Coca-Cola featuring Pittsburgh Steelers All-Pro defensive linemen “Mean Joe Greene” who is offered a Coca-Cola by a young fan and tosses the kid his gam-worn jersey as repayment. However, it is technically not viewed as a Super Bowl ad since it actually debuted on October 1, 1979, not during the game of the SuperBowl.
In 2010, According to the USA Today Ad Meter, which gauges public reaction, the Snickers commercial featuring the 88-year-old actress playing football was the most popular advertisement during the Super Bowl.
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