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.