Is it really that time of year again? Super Bowl 2014 has come and gone (Go Hawks!) and life has returned to normal. Most years, I ignore the game and go on my merry little way knowing that it’ll happen the very next year. This year was actually a little different. While I did’t watch the game, myself (along with thousands of other Washingtonians), cheered on our local team, the Seahawks. From soaps, to cheesecakes, and more, our state banded together in support of our team.
After the game was over, and we won (!!) the Superbowl commercials started pouring in, and like every year there are some must avoids and some must sees. There was even one that didn’t make it (lack of funds) and today I want to feature ones that I liked and felt really did a great job featuring some of the values and ideas that we here at Radical Geekery promote. Let’s go!
P.S. If there is a commercial that you really loved, be sure to share in the comments below.
RadioShack: This store has been around for decades and it’s been the butt of many jokes. Well, come 2014 they are finally leaving the 80′s and entering the new millennium. I’m not much for corporations, but RadioShack pulled out our favorite parts of the 80′s to bring us this commercial. How many references can you spot? #InWithTheNew
GoldieBox: Hands down one of my favorites. This is a brand new product to encourage children (especially girls) to get involved in engineering and science. If I had girls, I’d get them this product, but I have a god-niece I am going to be getting this for.
Coca-Cola: A beautiful ad showcasing the great and wonderful diversity we have in this country overlaid with the song, America the Beautiful. What was especially special to me was the inclusion of two fathers with their child.
Axe: Make Love, Not War is the theme of this next commercial. I don’t buy Axe deodorant, but I thought the message that tried to promote was thoughtful.
Jaguar: I don’t do cars – except Volkswagon, but that is another story. I’m a huge Anglophile, so anything with British actors or people in it gets me excited, and this has our favorite Asgardian trickster in a helicopter…need I say more?
Note: I am not a big corporation supporter, nor was I paid for this post. I am just particularly happy to see some of these ads heading in more positive directions instead of promoting hate and inequality.
Be sure to drop by tomorrow on Radical Geekery for more commercials and a bonus clip of one that didn’t make it into the actual roundup, but should been seen.
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