Super Bowl LVII Ad Landscape Shaped By Economic Uncertainty

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With so much economic uncertainty in 2023 — including mounting layoffs at tech giants like Microsoft and Google — Sol Marketing CEO Deb Gabor believes advertisers may choose to focus on promoting small-ticket items during this year’s game, like snack foods and beverages, while brands selling big-ticket items are largely out. 

Is Super Bowl Advertising Still Worth the Investment for National Brands?

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Is advertising during the Super Bowl still worth the seven-figure investment? That’s the question national brands and agencies are asking, just weeks away from the biggest advertising event of the year.

Super Bowl in the Metaverse: 5 Marketing Strategies for Brands

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The countdown is on for Super Bowl LVI. Marketers without extra large budgets are finding new opportunities to gain traction at a fraction of the cost by latching on to one of the buzziest marketing strategies of 2022 — the metaverse.

Advertisers Adopt Cross-Channel Strategies for Super Bowl LVI

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As major brands put the finishing touches on their Super Bowl LVI strategies, they’re discovering that the biggest plays on game day are happening outside the confines of traditional 30-second spots. Sports fans are increasingly watching live sports on two or more screens at a time, simultaneously engaging with brands and posting on social media while games are going on.

Brands Shift OOH Ad Strategy on Super Bowl Sunday

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Brands will use this unusual Super Bowl to give their 2021 OOH ad strategy a test run. But they’ll also face challenges unprecedented for Super Bowl marketers.

Youth League Marketing Is a Bigger Opportunity than the Super Bowl

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Few brands take advantage of the lucrative, more accessible sports marketing opportunities available at local youth leagues. These can make a big impact.

How Viewers Watch the Super Bowl—And Its Ads

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Even the Super Bowl does not make for entertaining enough television to get today’s fickle viewers to glue their eyes on the big screen and set cellphones aside. During the game, viewers also text (29%), play mobile games (28%), and browse social media apps (27%), mobile firm AdColony found in a global survey.

The numbers may even seem low; it seems fair to bet more than one in three viewers takes an eye off the game to text a friend. But AdColony manager of strategy and planning Gabriella Stano Aversa said marketers should not treat the multiscreen environment as a dilemma, seeing it rather as an opportunity.

Capitalizing on the Big Game Buzz on a Shoestring Budget

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Iconic moments in Super Bowl history like Oreo’s ‘Dunk in the Dark’ Tweet prove that ads are no longer the only path for creating noise. Smart businesses can capitalize on the game with strategic social content but should not over-rely on it. Instagram and Facebook are notorious for outages during big moments such as Thanksgiving Day in 2019. Twitter has also experienced its fair share of downtime, with outages across platforms lasting as long as 24 hours. 

Instead of zeroing in exclusively on social channels, why not deliver a one-two punch by also serving up relevant content on your business’ blog and website? Here are a few tips to maximize content across marketing channels.

Google’s Soft-Power Approach to Super Bowl Ads

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When it came to the Super Bowl, Google opted not to put the spotlight on flashy new products but rather to emphasize the good it can do for the world at a time when it’s “don’t be evil” slogan of yore has become prime material for parody. During the big game, ads for products as seemingly disparate as Pringles, tax software, and beer pointed to a present haunted by tech’s infiltration of domestic life and machines’ superiority to humans.

Whole Foods Comes Out a Brand Winner on Super Bowl Sunday

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Eagles fans weren’t the only ones cheering about Super Bowl LII on Sunday. Upscale grocery chains like Whole Foods saw increases in foot traffic in the hours before kickoff, even while multi-purpose stores like Walmart saw fewer shoppers than normal, according to newly released data from Simpli.fi.

Here’s How Marketers Are Using Mobile This Super Bowl

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In an age when marketers can reach a hundred million people each day by lunchtime, the draw of the Super Bowl’s 184 million viewers has lost some of its luster. But Madison Avenue is focusing on another number: $14.3 billion. That’s the amount that consumers plan to spend on food, beer and other goods for the big game…

Shazam-ing the Super Bowl and the Marketing Value of Audio Tagging

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Location-based marketing isn’t limited to mobile — it’s about how media is integrated into our lives no matter where we are. Nearly 50% of smartphone owners use their mobile device to search for product information after seeing a TV ad, according to a new study from the Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB).