Tremendous Bowl Advert Impression Ought to Final Extra Than 30 to 60 Seconds


Claiming PepsiCo was in every single place throughout Tremendous Bowl 58 would wildly understate issues.

The corporate went to the Tremendous Bowl host website in Las Vegas, turned the Luxor’s pyramid right into a big Doritos advert, let followers get married in a Cheetos chapel at its Frito-Lay “Chip Strip” activation and unleashed actors/model characters Dina and Mita in town to advertise Doritos Dinamita. That’s all earlier than it pours a drop of the drinks it promoted with a number of Massive Sport adverts.

In a Commerceweek dialog with ADWEEK senior editor Robert Klara in New York, PepsiCo Drinks North America svp of selling Stacy Taffet famous that greater than half of households in the USA have a PepsiCo product in them on Tremendous Bowl Sunday. On that day, the corporate seems to “amplify manufacturers that would use mass consciousness” and use the Tremendous Bowl’s greater than 124 million viewers to push a model by the remainder of the yr.

“We use the Tremendous Bowl not solely to promote our manufacturers … but additionally to drive gross sales,” Taffet mentioned. “If you happen to’ve been in a Walmart or a grocery retailer earlier than the Tremendous Bowl, you’re gonna see big PepsiCo shows of our merchandise and many worth, and we’re encouraging individuals to benefit from the Tremendous Bowl with PepsiCo merchandise.”

PepsiCo launched its lemon-lime Starry model simply after the 2023 Tremendous Bowl throughout final yr’s NBA All-Star Weekend. This yr, after racking up half a billion {dollars} in gross sales and making its method into 10% of U.S. households, Starry and old-school cell-shaded animated mascots Lem and Lime bought their first Tremendous Bowl advert with Ice Spice to succeed in the 60% of U.S. customers who’d by no means heard of the model.

Contemplating PepsiCo had burned by a number of lemon-lime manufacturers all through the many years—together with Teem, Slice and Sierra Mist—hitting its audience with a well-known face and a breakup package that includes fuzzy slippers and Starry-flavored ice cream offered some wanted relevance.

“Getting actually laser targeted on Gen Z is vital not simply by way of what the product tasted like and the way we formulated it, but additionally how we constructed the model … which may be very a lot rooted in Gen Z tradition,” Taffet mentioned. “Ice Spice is a darling for that era, and even the concept of ‘it’s time to see different sodas’ is relationship tradition, breakup tradition, superstar relationships—that may be a actually sizzling matter proper now amongst that era.”


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