BEST SUPER BOWL 2021 COMMERCIALS
Today’s article is for the Super Bowl fans who have little interest in the game and care more about its commercials – the ones that are always iconic! But which ones were the best this year?
After nearly 12 months interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, even the big game ads were a little different this year. Traditional advertisers like PepsiCo, Coca-Cola, Hyundai and Budweiser opted not to be present with their advertising during Sunday’s game, and have poured their money into generous initiatives rather than flashy ad campaigns. But that left plenty of air time for newcomers to the Super Bowl advertising blitz.
With that in mind, below, take a look at the best Super Bowl 2021 ads.
It was hard not to love the company’s Super Bowl commercial, which served as an ode to neighborhoods. Plus, it featured Sesame Street characters singing and Daveed Diggs – how could you resist?
This commercial wins for sheer narrative ingenuity. Will Ferrell stars as someone who hates Norway because it sells more electric vehicles per capita than the United States.
The ad takes the opportunity to showcase GM’s new ultium battery and advocate for alternatives to gas guzzling cars, all while following Ferrell’s trip to Norway, with cameos from Awkwafina and Kenan Thompson. With those three, this ad was bound to be a winner.
This State Farm commercial, like many State Farm commercials, was star-studded: it featured Aaron Rodgers, Paul Rudd and Patrick Mahomes (right after we had just seen him play!).
Then Drake showed up, introducing himself as “Drake from State Farm.” We couldn’t be more interested in insurance than we were on this occasion.
Toyota’s commercial featuring U.S. Paralympic swimmer Jessica Long is one that is sure to tug at the heartstrings. Long, a 13-time Paralympic gold medalist, shows “the hope and strength in all of us,” Toyota says of the ad, which depicts Long’s adoption story. And while we’re not really sure how it relates to automobiles, we felt our eyes briefly well up with tears.
Babies are obviously incredibly cute, so they’re guaranteed to win us over. The Huggies ad shows how universally loved babies are by showing short clips of babies doing things like potty training, licking their toes and eating. In a way, Huggies had an unfair advantage – who doesn’t love babies?