Get an Ad hangover | Advantage zyaada

In the age of live blogging, perhaps it was just as well that this NyTimes Correspondent ( and I almost wrote that as NBC correpondent) watched 1400 ads during the month long Olympics to deliver the verdict on advertising for NBC’s Olympics show.

From McDonalds in a desert oasis under the hot sun to six GE commercials, the snow inspired some long winded campaigns, with seven to nine NBC breaks in each hour of television.

For instance, there were eight breaks from 8 to 9 p.m. (Eastern time) on Feb. 12; nine breaks from 9 to 10 p.m. on Feb. 15; and seven breaks from noon to 1 p.m. on Feb. 21. Even as the Games ended, NBC could not stop cramming in commercials. In the final 50 minutes between 11:35 p.m. Sunday and 12:25 a.m. Monday, there were seven breaks.

Is it any wonder viewers were so appreciative when commercials were rationed or eliminated, as during ice dancing or the Canada-United States hockey game?

Meanwhile Team USA got a family home again. In Beijing, the then cash rich BofA had stepped in for a grand sponsorship for Team USA, in Vancouver the same was taken by P&G to further its 2009 Thanks Mom Campaign the link shows you the P&G grand tour de force social media support for the Thanks Mom lovers to spread the message. P&G stamps Thanks Mom for its Gold brands Secrets Beauty products, Pringles, Crest and Oral-B Dental Care. They somehow miss their Tide and Bounty shouts from the Thanks Mom gold badges, but push them in the commercials anyway.

Of course You Tube is a hot destination for everything that Corporates want to share in video right now, with Asian Games Candidate IPL T20 also getting a page on there. Some of the campaigns were indeed follow ups from Superbowl:

SNICKERS A hilarious sequel to a hit spot from the Super Bowl, which featured Betty White and Abe Vigoda, showed how hunger could turn dudes on a road trip into cranky divas — as personified by Aretha Franklin and Liza Minnelli. Gold. Agency: BBDO New York.

SUBWAY Several breezy commercials promised that “any, any, any” footlong sandwich costs $5 at Subway. But the deal seemed less generous when an announcer narrowed it to “any regular footlong” and these words appeared on screen: “Excludes premium subs.” Tin. Agency: MMB.

I have included Subway here for the Taco Bell ads for $5 in-stadium Bento box push campaign


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