Poll: Super Bowl Commercials
Advertisers spend millions to get our attention. How memorable are their efforts?
Social media networks were set aflutter with the hint that Matthew Broderick may be reprising his Ferris Bueller role in a Super Bowl ad on Feb. 5. “How can I handle work on a day like today?” he says in the opening frame.
With less than a week before the big game, commercials are a hot topic, along with whether Eli Manning or Tom Brady will be the hero of Super Bowl XVLI. According tobusinessinsider.com, 2012 will go down as a banner year for the event. The top price NBC got for an ad is $4 million, and on average, the network sold 30-second spots for $3.5 million each.
Just about everyone has a favorite Super Bowl commercial. Betty White would never have been introduced to Facebook or the “Saturday Night Live” audience were it not for her 2010 Super Bowl ad, the most popular one that year.
And, few fans have forgotten Cindy Crawford’s 1992 Super Bowl ad.
Two Super Bowls ago, AOL TV (now HUFFPOST TV) compiled a list of 10 memorable Super Bowl commercials, including Apple's 1984 introduction of the Macintosh, the Budweiser frogs, Mean Joe Greene drinking a Coke and offerings from Monster.com and from Xerox.
What's your favorite Super Bowl commercial? We have included five of the 10. If it's not on this short list, tell us with a comment and add a link to YouTube.