a look at the best and the worst Super Bowl ads
An Amazon ad showcased different celebrities including actress Rebel Wilson, actor Anthony Hopkins, singer Cardi B and chef Gordon Ramsay subbing in as the voice of Amazon Alexa voice assistant.
Budweiser , as always the largest advertiser during the game, eschewed the usual puppies and Clydesdales to showcase employees that send water to places in need.
The NFL scored with a charmer that showed New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning and wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. performing the choreography from the movie Dancing complete with their version of Patrick Swayze iconic lift of Jennifer Grey.
Pepsico brands Mountain Dew Ice and Doritos Blaze staged an epic rap lip sync battle between actors Morgan Freeman and Peter Dinklage, who respectively synced to Missy Elliott and Busta Rhymes.
Rocket Mortgage by Quicken Loans
Comedian Keegan Michael Key cut through complex jargon to put things plainly in a humorous ad for Rocket Mortgage by Quicken Loans. When a restaurant patron is confused by a gluten free pate, Michael Key explains: a burrito, filled with plants pretending to be meat. took a novel approach with Things actor David Harbor in ads that poked fun at typical Super Bowl commercials. Harbour popped up in familiar looking ads that appeared to be about different products: a car, an insurance company, jewelry and Old Spice (another P product). The twist? They really all Tide ads, because there are no stains on anyone clothing.
Diet Coke attempted to be quirky by showcasing a woman awkwardly dancing to a rap song, but it garnered a lot of negative comments on social media when the approach came off more weird than quirky.
has no clear message and it not really interesting, said Kimberly Whitler, a marketing professor at the University of Virginia.
Ram trucks used a speech by Martin Luther King, Jr., to illustrate its motto, to Serve. The ad, timed to the 50th anniversary of the speech, showed people doing good deeds. But some thought the connection to the civil rights hero was too tenuous.
is being heavily criticized for its spot, said Tim Calkins, marketing professor at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern. use of MLK to promote Ram trucks strikes many people are crass and inappropriate. tax preparer used a monster under the bed to allude to people fears about doing their taxes. But some thought that the ad was too scary during a game that a lot of children were watching.
goal may be to introduce a new trade character that can build awareness, as in the Mucinex Man. However, this ad was a complete disaster, Villanova University marketing professor Charles Taylor said.