The Super Bowl is not just about football. In fact, most people get more excited about the commercials. Whether good, bad or controversial, even after the game, people are still talking about these memorable ads.
For all those who missed it, you've come to the right place. From Joe Flacco the “party pooper” to DJ Khaled the “personal trainer,” these celebrity-infused ads are hilarious, witty and top-notch. For many companies, Super Bowl ads are an opportunity to change how their brands are perceived -- in fact, nearly 40 percent of people say that these ads have the power to do that, according to data by ad network MGID.
Many of the commercials released during the big game on Sunday were politically driven. Budweiser’s ad, “Born the Hard Way,” about its co-founder's journey from Germany to America, was the most tweeted-about ad with more than 95,00 mentions. The tweets weren’t all pleasant, though. According to social intel company Talkwalker, more than 8,000 of those tweets used the hashtag “#BoycottBudweiser.”
Of the 10 most tweeted about ads, five of them were considered “political.” 84 Lumber’s ad, which took on on President Donald Trump’s order to build a wall between the U.S. and Mexico, generated more than 3 million views on YouTube and caused its website to crash.
Take a look at some of the most talked about Super Bowl 51 ads.
Squarespace is making its fourth Super Bowl appearance this year. In its new spot, actor John Malkovich attempts to create his personal website at JohnMalkovich.com only to find that the URL is already taken. Angered, the actor types an email to this other John Malkovich.