Tag Archive: Super Bowl

Is ‘Farmer’ The Best Super Bowl Ad Ever?


” This Sunday is the Super Bowl and people are looking forward to some great football and some great ads.”


But can any of them top this one from Dodge and Paul Harvey ?






” Titled “Farmer”, the simple slideshow of pictures scored by a Paul Harvey speech given over three decades ago to the Future Farmers of America (FFA), just sticks with you.

The video is presented here. Will a more memorable ad be presented during the 2014 Super Bowl? We’ll see.”










Super Bowl Ads From 1979-2013: The Evolution Of Advertising Trends From Long Narratives To Viral Marketing



IBD Super Bowl Ads



” Aside from the big game itself, and (perhaps) the halftime show, the ads broadcast during the Super Bowl draw the most attention during America’s biggest TV event. With more than 100 million viewers in recent years, the game is well known as the premier showcase for advertisers launching their most important campaigns.

  The constant competition of advertisers to one-up one another has created its own cultural phenomenon. Among the memorable early Super Bowl ads was Coca Cola’s (NYSE:KO) “Hey Kid, Catch!” ad, which first aired in 1979 and again during Super Bowl XIV in 1980. Featuring the Pittsburgh Steelers’ “Mean” Joe Greene, the McCann Erickson ad portrayed an injured and upset Greene being buoyed by a child offering him a Coke. In return Greene turns around and tosses him a team jersey with the punch line, “Hey kid, catch!”

  Super Bowl ads that aired throughout the 1970s, ’80’s and early ’90’s tended to focus on longer-form narratives delivered in a micro-art film fashion. One example from that period was the legendary Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) “1984” ad, which unveiled the Macintosh PC. The ad, developed and produced by TBWA’s Chiat/Day, is now considered one of the best commercials ever made. Apple’s “1984” ad and the Macintosh PC celebrate their 30th anniversary this year.”



Read on at IBD








The Viral SooperMexican Creation … And God Made A Liberal




   Since we posted the original Paul Harvey/Dodge ” God Made A Farmer ” ad we’ve seen numerous references to the SooperMexican satire but hadn’t time to view it . Now that we have , we felt we should include it on site even if we are very late to the game ,on the off chance that a viewer or two may have missed it .

NewsBusted 2/05/13



Popular Past Super Bowl Ads



” Watch popular ads that ran during Super Bowls — from Coke’s “I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing” in 1972 to Apple’s “1984” to Chrysler’s 2011 ad featuring rapper Eminem — and give the ones you like a thumbs-up, tweet and share. (Note: The videos rank by votes.)


Master Lock: Ready to do the Job

Watch Master Lock’s 1974 “ready to do the job” ad, which shows a high-caliber rifle shooting a padlock.”

   Just imagine trying to get an ad that involves shooting a gun on the air in this day and age . My how far we have fallen . Lot’s more cool golden oldies at the link .



Game-Day Chili


Picture of Game Day Chili Recipe



Total Time: 1 hr 0 min
Prep 10 min
Cook 50 min
Yield: 6 servings
Level: Easy


2 slices bacon, chopped

1 onion, chopped

cloves garlic, minced

1/2 pound ground beef

1 (12-ounce) bottle beer

3 cups black beans

2 (14-ounce) cans tomato sauce

1 (14-ounce) can crushed tomatoes

2 1/2 tablespoons chili powder

1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

1 teaspoon cocoa powder

Kosher salt

Sour cream, for garnish

Grated Cheddar, for garnish

Chopped scallions, for garnish

CBS Bans SodaStream Ad -Where’s The Outrage?


 banned SodaStream’s Super Bowl spot because, apparently, it was too much of a direct hit to two of its biggest sponsors, Coke and Pepsi.

Please pause and read that sentence again.

I am shocked that CBS would ban a spot for being too competitive. But I’m even more shocked that the advertising world isn’t up in arms about it.

The media’s job isn’t to judge.

SodaStream has a product that could be wildly disruptive to the soda industry, if successful. As in, the “automobile” to the soda industry’s “buggy whip.” If SodaStream takes off, Coke and Pepsi would have a lot to worry about, for sure. But isn’t that what progress is all about?

CBS is protecting its relationship with Coke and Pepsi. Those two brands spend big bucks on the Super Bowl and on the network, in general. I get it. But all CBS would have to do, if Coke and Pepsi put the pressure on, is say, “Hey, we’re just the unbiased middle man here. It’s not up to us what competitors of yours say about you.” There’s no need for the medium to have a say in the message.”