My friend heard this song in a Super Bowl ad yesterday, and she immediately Youtube’d it. Of course, she wasn’t alone, and the influx of video viewers prompted her to say this morning, “Super Bowl ads must work! I heard this song yesterday, looked it up last night and it had 16,000 views. ONE night later and it has 2.5 million views.” Of course they work! Companies aren’t dropping $3.5 million on an ad slot that isn’t going to work! That said, if a company is spending that kind of money on a commercial time slot, you can bet they’re going to dump all their creative juices into making an ad that’s funny, interesting, exciting, and effective!
And so every Super Bowl, we get myriad commercials to tickle our fancies. The automotive industry consistently delivers, and this year was no exception. So without further ado, I DRIVE SAFELY introduces our five favorite Super Bowl 2012 car commercials:
#5. Acura NSX: “So you’re #1… How’d you like to be #20?” This commercial featuring Jerry Seinfeld is sure to hit your funny bone!
#4. Kia Optima: Kia’s dream commercial is great. It’s the perfect guy commercial, complete with fast cars, sexy women, flames, rock music, and comedy!
#3. Chrysler: Lost in the hilarity and silliness of most commercials, Chrysler was able to put together an intriguing spot with a serious tone featuring Clint Eastwood. This commercial certainly draws on American pride and speaks to the togetherness of Super Bowl Sunday.
#2. Chevy Camaro: Start with a yellow Chevy Camaro and you’re already leaps and bounds ahead of most commercials (what a great-looking car!) And this commercial was absolutely hilarious. Enjoy!
#1. Volkswagen Beetle: Volkswagen had the adorable Darth Vader commercial last year, and people expected great things this year. VW didn’t disappoint with this commercial, complete with fat dog, exercise, and a stylish new VW Beetle that is sure to turn heads!
Well, that’s all folks! Did we miss any that you loved? Which was your favorite? Let us know in the comments section below!