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A Touchdown in Advertising: 5 Super Bowl Commercials from the Last Decade

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February 26, 2024

The Super Bowl is not just a pinnacle of athleticism and competition; it's also the Super Bowl of advertising. Each year, brands compete not only for sales but for the hearts and minds of millions of viewers, crafting commercials that often become as iconic as the game itself. In this blog post, we dive into the spectacle of creativity and wit, showcasing five Standout Super Bowl Commercials from the Past Decade.

From hilarious to heartwarming, from the thought-provoking to the downright outrageous, these commercials have done more than just promote products; they've become a part of our cultural fabric. They remind us that sometimes a 30-second spot can leave a lasting impression, turning the commercial breaks into must-see moments. So, whether you're a football fan, an advertising aficionado, or just someone who appreciates the art of a good marketing, join us as we revisit these five unforgettable ads that scored big during the biggest game of the year.

2020 - Google: Loretta

Google touched hearts with "Loretta", where an elderly man recalls his life with his late wife, using Google Assistant. The ad's emotional depth, backed by somber piano music, showcased Google's utility in preserving cherished memories, leaving a lasting impact on viewers.

2014 - Budweiser: Puppy Love

This ad narrates a touching story of friendship between a puppy and a Clydesdale horse, with the iconic "Let Her Go" by Passenger as the soundtrack. Named the most popular Super Bowl ad by many media outlets, this heartwarming tale of friendship captivated audiences.

2018 - Amazon: Alexa Loses Her Voice

This ad humorously features Alexa losing her voice and being replaced by celebrities (Cardi B, Gordon Ramsay, Rebel Wilson, Anthony Hopkins) each bringing their unique flair to the role. It was the most-viewed ad on YouTube that year, highlighting Alexa’s diverse capabilities in a memorable way.

2018 - Tide: It’s A Tide Ad

In a brilliant twist, Tide turned every ad into a potential Tide ad by highlighting spotlessly clean clothes. Kicking off with what seemed like a car commercial, then a beer ad, followed by a perfume spot, Actor David Harbour reveals they're all Tide ads. This campaign, extending to interrupting other brand ads like Old Spice, Budweiser, and more, made a memorable mark with its humour and originality.

2022 - Coinbase: QR Code Ad

Coinbase took a minimalistic yet highly effective approach with its floating QR code, leading viewers to its website. This simple yet ingenious ad stood out for its creativity and direct call to action. Within a minute, over 20 million viewers scanned the QR code and overloaded Coinbase's landing page with traffic, briefly taking it down.


As we wrap up this review through some of the most memorable Super Bowl commercials of the past decade, it's clear that these ads are much more than mere marketing. They are mini-epics, capturing our imaginations, making us laugh, cry, and think, all within the span of a few seconds.

These commercials stand as a testament to the power of creativity and the enduring impact of storytelling in marketing. As we eagerly await the next round of Super Bowl ads, let's remember these iconic moments that have set the bar so high. Whether you watch the Super Bowl for the football, the halftime show, or the commercials, there's no denying the cultural phenomenon it has become.

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