• My Vote for Super Bowl Ad of the Night Goes To…(drum roll, please…)

    …David Beckham and H&M. Like Google’s ad, “Parisian Love” that I mentioned earlier this week, we see the product (and the man) the whole time. And neither hurt the eyes. Also, there was no voice over, no words necessary. (As if they were needed. A picture is often worth more than a thousand words.) The runner up for me: Ferris Bueller & Matthew Broderick. I wish the full version (seen here) would have run. It’s so much funnier. And now we must wait until next year. Let’s hope the batch we see then will be better than this collection. For the most part, the ads were lackluster and not as…

  • Super Bowl Ads and, Yes, A Little Romance in Advertising Class.

    Today in advertising class, we discussed the upcoming onslaught of Super Bowl advertisements, and one new ad in particular that’s already out there for consumption, the new Honda CRV commercial that features Matthew Broderick. The ad harkens back to Broderick’s character as Ferris Bueller in “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” only now he’s Matthew Broderick, screen actor, who is middle-aged and needs a day off. Needless to say, because Ferris was iconic during my younger days, I adore this ad. It’s clever, but not over-the-top-crazy. I’ve always enjoyed Broderick’s sense of humor—not to mention that he seems like a pretty nice guy. My husband ran into him on the streets of…