Tag: Commercials

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and a big fat lie! Have you ever been blasted into the next room when a commercial comes on? They claim the volume isn’t changed between the program and the commercial, but that’s a myth, and a lie. While watching ‘American Pickers’, or ‘Forged in Fire’ (LOVE those shows!), my hearing aids are constantly being […]

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Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. The Best Two Minutes of the Superbowl

 

The best two minutes of the Superbowl were not on the field — those poor folks in Atlanta paid thousands of dollars for what might as well have been soccer for all the kicking — but the NFL’s commercial to commemorate its centennial.

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It’s not terribly uncommon for commercials to feature classical music. Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5, Strauss’ “Also Sprach Zarathustra”, Handel’s “Hallelujah Chorus”, Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture”, and Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy” (Symphony No. 9) are frequently pressed into the service of commerce. But this year, I’ve been hearing a lot of Handel’s “Zadok the Priest” from the […]

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Next Year, A Clydesdale Steps on the Puppy!

 

Holy crap.

Back in May, Variety was reporting that NBC was asking $4.5 million per 30 second ad in Super Bowl XLIX. Nationwide Insurance came up with an ad that ran :45 so they probably had to pony up just a wee bit more than that.

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