SuperBowl Commercials 2011

The SuperBowl is over, and the Green Bay Packers are nursing hangovers whilst the Pittsburgh Steelers are nursing their egos. For those who don’t care about football, there’s always the commercials, which are supposed to be the best of the best. As usual, this year there were some gems… as well as some companies that massively wasted their $3 million. Groupon got into big trouble for their Free Tibet-related ad, and people tsk-ed at Eminem’s involvement with Chrysler AND Brisk.

The biggest ad buzz was definitely for this Volkswagen commercial, featuring a pint-sized Darth Vader. It’s only been up on YouTube for five days, and it already has 17 million hits:

This Audi commercial is pretty clever too:

You can watch the full regimen of SuperBowl commercials in all their glory here.

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About whoseroses

Rose is an arts administrator from Victoria, BC. She has worked at some of Canada's biggest and best festivals, including the Victoria Fringe Festival, Just for Laughs in Montreal, the Winnipeg Folk Festival, and the Victoria Film Festival. She co-founded the Winnipeg Spoken Word Festival, and helps produce the Victoria Spoken Word Festival. Rose is a graduate of Camosun College's Applied Communication Program, and is passionate about theatre, spoken word, comedy, and her community. She runs on festivals.
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