Not-so-Super Bowl of ads

Not-so-Super Bowl of ads

: Bob Garfield, ad critic of Ad Age and cohost of On The Media, is talking commercials with a roomful of ad people at iMedia.

He says that the NFL is so controlling of the game that they were behind GoDaddy.com being told they couldn’t say “wardrobe malfunction.” But more amazing is that they pressured Bud from dropping a great commercial that explained the wardrobe malfunction (guy in the dressing room uses the costume to open a bottle of beer; breaks costume). It was great; it was funny; it was charming; it was banned. “They’re really on my bad-guy list,” Garfield says.

: If you didn’t see it yet, Wizbang has the wardrobe commercial.

  • Mike

    Oh no, you mean the NFL is now on this guy Garfield’s bad-guy list??? What will the NFL do now, fold? Surely no one will want to run ads anymore during NFL games.
    Who really cares what this guy thinks, the final decision on what commercials can air rests with the NFL. It is their product.

  • Kat

    I thought there was an absolutely super ad–it was tasteful, it showed men and women, and it was one of the best I’ve seen for years. Who needs smut to be good? Thank you, Budweiser! No wardrobe malfunction here–but great wardrobes.
    http://www.herosalute.com/states/big_game_ad.html

  • Eileen

    Agreed, Kat. This is the superb! ad I referenced below. Thanks for the cite.

  • Kat

    Sorry, Eileen, I had missed that. I think I was too busy agreeing with the idea of a ‘big dick pic’ and missed other important things,:):)

  • Eileen

    A hearty, locker room style Heh ;)

  • -asx-

    Jeff:
    In case you missed it, here’s the evidence you requested:

    Enjoying a $935,000 annual budget plus eight professional staffers on loan from State, Defense, U.S. Information Agency, and Agency for International Development, Office of Public Diplomacy–under the direction of Cuban

  • -asx-

    Oh, and Jeff, whatever you do, don’t bother your head with this story:
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6915347/
    It might shatter some of your dearly held misconceptions.