The Best Super Bowl Commercial Ever Was Made Here in Minnesota
Super Bowl LVI (that's 56, if you don't speak Roman Numerals) is set for Sunday in Los Angles and will feature several new commercials. None of them, though, will be as good as this one, which was produced right here in Minnesota.
After sitting last year out, some big-name advertisers are back with brand new commercials during this year's Super Bowl. NBC, the network broadcasting the festivities this year, says it's ALREADY sold out all its inventory during the Big Game, and for a LOT of money, too. In fact, a few prime 30-second commercials this year are going for $7.1 million dollars, compared to the bargain rate $5.1 million from last year's contest.
And, if you want a sneak peak, some advertisers have already put their commercials online. Some look kind of clever, though none of them seem as good as this classic Super Bowl commercial that's still my favorite-- and it's one that was produced right here in Minnesota.
The commercial I'm talking about is now over 20 years old (22, in fact.) It made its debut during Super Bowl XXXIV, back in January of 2000. That was the year the Rams were also involved (they beat the Titans), and it was also the year a lot of 'dot com' companies bought commercials during the Big Game. One of them was the firm, Electronic Data Systems, or EDS. Their commercial, ‘Cat Herders’, was described by an advertising trade magazine like this:
“Cowboys talk about their life herding cats, describing the challenges of taking domesticated kitties (as opposed to longhorns) through the open country to their destination at the ranch.”
If you have cats, like we do, you'll no doubt get a kick out it. And, it's extra cool in that it was produced right here in the Land of 10,000 Lakes by a Minnesota firm, too– at the ad agency, Fallon, in Minneapolis.
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