Getting Pumped For The Super Bowl (Ads)

January 20, 2011

We’re just over two weeks away from Super Bowl XLV, and this year I’m unexpectedly hoping to see a nice win by the J-E-T-S. (…or the Steelers, just as long as it’s not the Packers or da Bears.)

Like millions of people, I usually get a kick out the ads during the big game. Last year’s Snickers ad that marked the resurgence of Betty White’s career was fantastic. Another great one – and I’m trying not to be too biased – was a really well-done spot for Coca-Cola called “Hard Times,” featuring The Simpsons. Fast Horse had the pleasure of helping Coca-Cola publicize it, and a year later, I like it even better. Check it out:

In addition to a superb Coke commercial, I’m always a sucker for anything with monkeys (remember the old Sprit commercial…monkey with a cold? I LOVE that one!). Needless to say, one of my favorite Super Bowl ads of all time is the series of Career Builder spots that began with this gem from 2000.

What about you? What are you hoping to see this year and what are your favorites from years past?