Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Budweiser’s “Flash Fans"

Normally, Canadian Super Bowl viewers get stuck watching the same ads they’d see any other day, despite the big game being the third most-watched TV program in Canada in 2011. This year saw some changes to that pattern on a couple fronts, with one of the most effective being Budweiser’s “Flash Fans” spot.

Turning an average hockey game for two local beer-league teams into a full-blown professional hockey spectacle (complete with a packed arena, play-by-play announcers, instant replays, confetti, and more), Budweiser created an energy-packed concept that was really touching to watch.

On top of the millions of views the video garnered during the airing of the Super Bowl, the YouTube video has already been watched over two million times in the five days since it was posted. Was it perfect? Maybe not, but it's a start; I’ve got my fingers crossed that we see more of this type of work up here next Super Bowl. Also, less Madonna.

By third year CABA student, Robert Cappuccitti.

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