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Super Bowl ZZZZ: My Top 5 ad picks

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ED’S NOTE: This post reflects my interest as a marketing student in advertising, promotion, search-engine optimization, and viral marketing. No agencies or products are endorsed. The opinions expressed here are mine and in no way reflect the opinions of my employers.

More insight-packed, 30-seconds-or-less commentary to come. This is just a quick-and-dirty roundup.

1. Doritos’ “Man Best Friend” because dog murderers are just really funny sometimes.



2. Chevy’s “Happy Grad” because I love it when the hopes and dreams of a young graduate are killed and buried under a tsunami of disappointment and tears — sooner rather than later.



3. “Cheetah” because the closed-captioning script for the Hyundai Veloster Turbo commercial included the line: “Friend girly screams.”



4. Suzuki’s “Sled” with 50 Cent – because it has fluffy doggies and Fiddy. What more could I ask for?



5. And finally — perhaps my fave — Skechers’ “Go run, Mr. Quiggly!” – because the dog replaced a no-talent Kardashian.



RELATED: Volkswagen 2012 Game Day commercial.

Author: Jacqui Barrineau

Jacqui Barrineau is a writer and editor who lives in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., with husband Trey, a Shetland Sheepdog and two unhelpful-but-funny cats. Her work has appeared in "So to Speak" and "Calliope," and she's a regular contributor to the flash-fiction sites Paragraph Planet and Doorknobs & Bodypaint. Once upon a time, she was the audience engagement editor at USA Today. Now she does other fun things that involve advertising, marketing and social media. The views expressed here and in other outlets are hers, not her clients'. Outside of work, she's proud to serve on the Northern Virginia Community College Marketing Advisory Committee. As a committee member, she joins industry leaders in lending their knowledge and expertise to ensure the college's Marketing curriculum is relevant and responsive to the needs of the students and the surrounding business communities.

One thought on “Super Bowl ZZZZ: My Top 5 ad picks

  1. That’s a solid list. It was another great year of commercials. You can watch our Kia Optima ad from the Big Game online right here: http://bit.ly/KiaBGAd