Top 6 Most Powerful Super Bowl 2017 Ads – Immigration, Inclusiveness & Equal Pay Themes
This year’s Super Bowl didn’t escape politics in the least bit when it came to the Super Bowl ads. We’ve rounded up the top 6 most powerful ads that played during Super Bow LI that you can check out inside…
As expected, the Super Bowl ads were just as good as the actual game last night as the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons went head-to-head in Houston.
By now you know, the Patriots came back in a history making game with an ending score of 34-28. The Falcons held the lead the entire game, but the Patriots proved to be the better team. Sighs…
Well, one good thing about the game was the commercials and the ads served up several political themes in response to the new era of power currently in the White House. Controversial? Yes! Powerful? Yep!
Likely the most controversial ad was from 84 Lumber, a Pittsburgh-based building-supply company. But it was what viewers didn’t get to see that made it so controversial. The commercial told the story of a mother and daughter traveling through Mexico on their way to America. What viewers didn’t see in the full six-minute ad is the mother and daughter coming up on a huge wall on the Mexican border that divided America and Mexico using 84 Lumber materials. (You know, the wall Trump is trying to get up). In the end, the mother and daughter find a door that they are able to go through and walk into America.
When 84 Lumber first submitted their ad, FOX rejected it because it was "too political," so they edited out the part of the mother and daughter coming up on the wall, but it's available online.
Peep both clips above and below:
In other ads, Budweiser touches on immigration, following the cofounder Adolphus Busch’s journey to the States in the 19th century. Audi gets real about equal pay for women while AirBnB, Coca-Cola and Google Home all focus on inclusion and acceptance no matter a person’s race or religion. Peep the Super Bowl ads below:
Which were your faves?
— T-Mobile (@TMobile) February 6, 2017
It was the Super Bowl of clap backs between two cellphone companies: Verizon and T-Mobile. After T-Mobile's ad shading Verizon aired during the game, Verizon offered up a hilarious response: