U.S. Fans Abound For WWC Final LeBron Praised For Role In Apatow's "Trainwreck" MLS Eyeing St. Paul For Expansion Club Angels Bad PR Continues With Dipoto Exit NBA Free Agency Begins With Money Flying Expectations High For NASCAR On NBC NBC Lands New Advertisers For Race Coverage Going Off The Grid Steelers Exploring '23 Super Bowl Bid GT To Benefit Financially From Ireland Game
SBD/Issue 86/Sponsorships, Advertising & Marketing
Boost Mobile Using '85 Bears Players In New Super Bowl Spot
Published January 18, 2010
|Boost Mobile Featuring Former Bears
Players In Its First Super Bowl Spot
DOLLARS & NONSENSE? Chrysler last week announced it will air a 60-second spot for its Dodge brand during the Super Bowl, and AD AGE's Rupal Parekh notes the company's decision to return to the game now, "after a five-year hiatus and on the heels of bankruptcy, set off a debate among consumers whether spending that kind of cash was kosher." Within hours of the news, Chrysler was "getting skewered in the blogosphere by angry consumers who dubbed the high-profile buy a waste of taxpayer dollars." Parekh: "What's a company who's taken a handout to do? Marketing is a part of the normal course of any business, and essential to rebuilding tattered brands. But when you're screamed at for spending money, is it worth it?" (AD AGE, 1/18 issue).