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I Love That Commercial! Retired Icons & Mascots To Remember

January 31st, 2014 - By Candace Smith
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twitter-fail-whaleRemember Twitter’s “Fail Whale” icon?  Like a lot of other iconic figures, it may not have been fully appreciated during its life, but now, with its absence, it can’t be forgotten.

When it comes to television commercials, however, some of the faces and voices behind the brands you love have been known to become just as iconic. With the Super Bowl upon us, the largest advertising event of the year, it’s a good time to take a look back at those icons and mascots we all know and love.

Here are nine personalities who, like Twitter’s Fail Whale, charmed audiences from the very beginning of their inception to their early retirement.

The Nine Most Anticipated Super Bowl XLVII Commercials

February 1st, 2013 - By Blair Bedford
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AP Photo/Julie Jacobson

AP Photo/Julie Jacobson

If you’re not into NFL football, Super Bowl parties or even Beyonce for that matter, Sunday’s big game might not be a highlight for you, but the multi-million dollar commercial advertisements might be!

You might have already seen a few ads here or there gearing up for the Super Bowl between the Baltimore Ravens and San Fransisco 49ers and the record-breaking audience it will receive, including Beyonce’s Pepsi ad for her sponsored halftime show, but there are many more to come. From big household names like Toyota to smaller, but well-established products like Mio drinks, we are anticipating some of the biggest Super Bowl commercials ready to premiere this coming Sunday evening. Are you?

We Only Care About The Advertising Anyway… What’s Already Happening at the Social Super Bowl?

January 22nd, 2013 - By Kimberly Maul
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Ray Lewis and the rest of the Baltimore Ravens are headed to the Super Bowl, playing against the San Francisco 49ers. AP Photo/Paul Jasienski

Ray Lewis and the rest of the Baltimore Ravens are headed to the Super Bowl, playing against the San Francisco 49ers. AP Photo/Paul Jasienski

Every year, there are increasingly more stories about companies using social media in addition to, or in place of, traditional Super Bowl advertising.

This year, Twitter is reportedly increasing its price for Promoted Trends related to the Super Bowl, a strategy the company has started to embrace around high-traffic social media days, such as the Presidential Inauguration yesterday.

In the past, a company could purchase a Promoted Trend for the day for $120,000, but several sources told AdWeek that the price has risen for the Super Bowl, and that Twitter doesn’t have any plans to break up the day and sell Promoted Trends for certain hours.

But brands can also create their own social media buzz leading up to the Super Bowl. Target introduced a mobile game called Snack Bowl, which is available via mobile browsers, and iPhone and Android apps. The game also incorporates other brands, such as DiGiorno pizza and Coke Zero, as their products are used in the game.

Other companies, such as Pepsi and Pizza Hut, are crowdsourcing content for their brand’s Super Bowl ads, with the most well-known example being Doritos. For the seventh time, Doritos fans are invited to shoot and submit their own commercial, with two winning spots based on customer votes, airing during the game. CBS, which is the network airing the game this year, is also encouraging fans to submit photos for a pre-halftime show video, according to USA Today.

And still more companies will preview their Super Bowl ad spots online and via social media, a strategy that some say takes the fun out of watching the commercial breaks during the game.

Will you be using Twitter and social media during the Super Bowl? Will you be writing about the ads, the game, or the party you’re going to?