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Superbowl Commercials: The Ugly of 2015

And here we are, at the last of my Superbowl Commercials posts. We’re talking about the worst of the worst of this year’s Superbowl Commercials and while there are only a couple for a change, they are really doozies.

I’ll start with the least terrible of the two, to ease you into the cringing. 

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Superbowl Commercials – The Bad of 2015

With this year’s crop of commercials, there actually weren’t too many that fell into the ‘bad” category – the commercials were either pretty good or really terrible. But I did manage to find a few that I wasn’t happy with.

The first one on my list will surprise many people, because it made a lot of “good” lists and seemed to be a popular favorite: 

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Superbowl Commercials – The Good of 2015

I’m finally back with another Superbowl commercials post! In today’s post, we’ll cover my second tier commercials, those I’m calling the “good” of 2015. I’m going to look at three of them, as well as the lessons that lawyers and law firms can learn from them, and then I’ll list the other commercials that I liked and would consider worth a watch. 

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Superbowl Commercials – The Best of 2015

It’s one of my favorite posts of the year – my recap of the Superbowl commercials! Recall, if you will, those Staples commercials with “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” playing as parents ride shopping carts gleefully through the store followed by glum kids, and you’ll have some idea of how excited I am over the superbowl of advertising.

Before I jump into my absolute favorites (instead of just “The Good” this year, I’m splitting it into “The Great” and “The Good”), I wanted to make an observation – social media is a big part of any viewing experience for me, and the Superbowl was no different. While watching the game, I was also checking in on Twitter and Facebook, and it was interesting to gauge the reactions of the people I follow and engage with to the same commercials I was watching. 

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Superbowl Commercials – The Ugly 2014

And here we are, folks, time to discuss my list of “ugly” Superbowl commercials for 2014. Once again, these commercials were not as awful as in years past – I wasn’t terribly offended by any of them, or sitting in disgust.  These were just my least favorite of the bunch, for various reasons (but generally because I was left thinking “what?!”). I’m bringing you a list of seven commercials today, because there were two extra that I disliked a little bit more than would be deserving of the “bad” list.

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Superbowl Commercials – The Bad & the Ugly – 2013

Now that we’ve looked at what lessons the good commercials had to offer us from the Superbowl, it’s time to look at the bad and the ugly – almost as much fun to review!

It took me a while to choose which commercials to include in this post because there were FAR too many on my list of bad and ugly. I’ve managed to narrow it down to ten, so let’s do a countdown! 

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Advertising’s Big Night: Super Bowl 47

It’s finally here. Football fans everywhere have spent the last year counting down to Super Bowl Sunday, the main event for the NFL. But advertising and marketing executives have spent the last year actively planning for Super Bowl Sunday. And let’s face it, a lot of people who are not football fans watch the Super Bowl for one thing: the commercials. The ads typically dominate water cooler conversation the next day, and now take over social media and traditional media as well – for many, the final score doesn’t even matter.

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Superbowl Commercials – The Pretty Good 2013

Yesterday’s post sparked some great conversations on social media with regard to what everyone thought about various commercials – in particular one that I’ve included in today’s “pretty good” category.  It’s been great to hear legal marketers weigh in on these, so let’s keep the conversation going!

I’ve got five commercials on today’s “pretty good” list, and I’ll both go into why I like them, and why they don’t make it to the “really good” list.

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Superbowl Commercials – The Really Good 2013

When you’re not particularly enamored of either team in the Superbowl, and hockey is more your sport anyway, what’s a gal to do when football’s biggest game of the year is on? DVR it so I could watch just the commercials, of course! (And the Sandy Hook Chorus sing “America the Beautiful” – that was not to be missed).

Though after zipping through the game to catch this year’s ads, I was kind of wishing I’d skipped the whole thing all together – these are some of the most expensive ads to be purchased throughout the year, and for me, there were almost no standouts. Where have all the good marketers gone?

But, since I need to choose *some* good commercials to discuss, here are my top picks for this year – I’ll cover the “really good” today and the “pretty good,” the bad and the ugly later in the week. 

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Are you ready for some FOOTBALL….Commercials? (The Good)

While I know that most people watch the Superbowl for the sports (myself included, I do like the game!), the biggest football game of the year is also the Superbowl for marketers – because of the commercials.

I’ve heard mixed reviews of last night’s spots from people via my social networks, but I have to say that unlike recent years, I was very pleased with this year’s ads. As I did last year, I’ll give you my thoughts on the good, the bad and the ugly, starting with the good…

Overall, I’d say that humor won out this year. To me, the commercials that did “funny” right were the real winners…and also the most memorable. However, one funny, expensive ad spot doesn’t change a lot, but it’s fun to see where they went right and the lessons that law firms can take from them. 

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