Doritos “Crystal Ball” takes top spot

So the Goliath has finally been conquered. After a decade of total Super Bowl ad domination, Budweiser has relinquished the top spot in the USA today ad poll. The Winner- Doritos Crash the Super Bowl entrant “Crystal Ball”. So I must say I am a bit disappointed. Not only did my hands down favorite Doritos ad “New Flavor Pitch” not win top spot, it never saw any ad time. In fact, Crystal ball was probably my third choice for even the best Doritos ad. It definitely was funny, but it didn’t have near the acting prowess, nor the comedic timing as did “New Flavor Pitch”. But anyways, congrats to dethroning the king (of beers). Also, congrats to that $1 Million dollar payday coming to the 2 unknowns that made the ad as promised by Doritos for taking top spot in the poll.

For those who may have missed the ad, see the link below:

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Today is the day!

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Well, today is the day. The Super Bowl is around the corner and that means the years best commercials all meet in one place. For $3 Million for 30 secs, they better be the years best. I was reading that this year, Doritos is offering the winner of their “Crash the Super Bowl” contest an extra $1 Million bonus if the spot takes number one in the USA Today poll on Monday. They are going to need some luck however, seeing as how Budweiser  has taken the top spot for the last 10 years. I am hoping “New Flavor Pitch” wins because that spot is classic and I actually think has a chance, especially recognizing the core demographic of the Super Bowl. Regardless of who comes out on top, with the $3 Million price tag this year, I am expecting some great spots and am really looking forward to the ads, oh yeah, and the game!

Take that Facebook

I found this ad again on Ads of the World (one of my favorite sites on the web). I absolutley love it. It is so clean and simple. They simply added a single letter to a well known icon among teens and college students to completely transform the pattern of thought. I love ads that can maintain such minimalism, yet make such a major impact.

And another reason I love this is because, over the last 4 or so years, I have seen facebook absolutely engulf the lives of college students. If they spent the time they are on facebook and instead read a book, this world would be a better place for it. I think this ad will make people think about their addictive habits to social networks like facebook.

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Great ad out of Brickman Agency in Isreal!