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Historic Game, Not so Historic Marketing

Yesterday’s Super Bowl witnessed a piece of history with the Saints winning, and the ratings of course being even higher this year than the previous. Everything about this year’s Super Bowl was highly anticipated, but it felt short in one arena, the commercials. Advertising Age published several articles commenting on the lack of creativity and a few of the big players missing from the equation. Aside from Pepsi’s big pullout both FedEx and GM were absent second year in a row.

Was the recession to blame for the generally weak spots or is there more to consider? Could this be one of the biggest signs signaling that traditional advertising is truly on life support? Take a look at the entry I wrote a few months ago that argues that traditional advertising may be in trouble:

The future of advertising can’t determined by one singular event. It can be said however that as the discipline of marketing communications evolves advertising may not play the primary role anymore and other disciplines will be seen as the lead.


3 comments on “Historic Game, Not so Historic Marketing

  1. Marylee
    February 8, 2010

    Ah, Maja, the big kerfluffel this Super Bowl was the Focus on Family 30 sec ad ($2.5M). this was an opening shot in the culture wars of 2010. beware.

  2. Thom Mitchell
    February 9, 2010

    Maja, I couldn’t agree with you more. In fact the only ad that was truly interesting to me, and the people I watched the game with, was the Google Paris search ad. Otherwise it was mostly dreck.
    I even wrote a blog post about it.

    • majastevanovich
      February 9, 2010

      Thanks for reading Thom and great blog post, couldn’t agree more!

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