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Stagwell’s agencies are transforming marketing – on one of the most captive fields for national marketing, the Super Bowl. Several of our agencies are showing up at the Big Game this year: Anomaly for Meta, Vroom and Expedia; 72andSunny for the NFL; Forsman & Bodenfors for Polestar; and more. Off the TV screen, our agencies are innovating with omnichannel efforts that tap into the fever and fandom of the big game to drive powerful consumer moments for their brand partners.
We believe that there’s a new definition of success for advertisers at the Super Bowl, and it’s driven by digital transformation and changing consumer expectations around brands and experiences. Stagwell is leading the charge in supporting brands as they navigate this new dynamic – explore Stagwell’s presence at The Game, both traditional and less so, below.
But before you dive in:
Captain Morgan x Anomaly
Captain Morgan’s high-tech punch bowl syncs with real-time game data to keep fans in the loop, even when they’re getting a refill.
Meet the Super Bowl snack table addition you never knew you needed: the Captain Morgan Super Bowl Punch Bowl. Anomaly worked with the Captain Morgan team to bring to life the bowl, featuring stadium-inspired lights and sound, Bluetooth speakers, subwoofers and LED graphic equalizers that sync with real-time game data to create an immersive brand experience.
Plus, don’t miss it’s apperance on Jimmy Fallon.
Cenex x Colle McVoy
Colle McVoy created a new campaign for Cenex that celebrates the quirky, charming and often humorous moments of connection that people experience at their local convenience stores. The campaign shows how its 1,500 locations in 19 states power communities while helping to connect people. It’s the next evolution of the brand’s successful Powered Locally platform and includes six :15 spots, two debuting in a few weeks during Super Bowl 56 in 20 Midwest regional markets.
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CUE Health x Doner
Like COVID itself, at home testing company CUE is quick to adapt, putting together a spot in just eight days with Doner. Voiced by Gal Gadot, the ad positions the smart at home testing technology in conversation with a family’s other smart home devices – just another addition to the growing suite of at technologies that keep us safe, run more efficiently, and provide peace of mind. And while COVID is top of mind now, CUE promises that they’re just getting started.
How COVID Testing Brand CUE Put Together a Super Bowl Ad in 8 Days (AdAge)
Expedia x Anomaly
Ewan McGregor gives a convincing plug for the power of experiences over ‘stuff’
As the travel industry looks to continue to gain footing and recover from COVID-drivel losses, Expedia is leading the pack in its commitment to the Big Game with a spot created by Anomaly. With an emphasis on experiences over things, the spot aims to redefine the relationship between the platform and its customers, while challenging the expectations that travelers may have for Expedia and its sister brand, Vrbo.
‘Ewan McGregor and Expedia have Teamed Up to Give Away Free ‘Trips’ on Super Bowl Sunday’ (Forbes)
‘Why the 2022 Super Bowl Makes Sense for Brands’ (AdAge)
‘Can Super Bowl Ads Make Expedia Group the Nike of Travel?’ (AdWeek)
Groupon x Allison+Partners
Gronk is getting out of town… and opening his hope to one lucky winner for the experience of the lifetime.
Allison+Partners led PR for Groupon’s “Party Like a Player” Super Bowl sweepstakes campaign featuring Rob Gronkowski that underscored the brand’s positioning as the go-to experience marketplace. The team secured coverage in USA Today, TMZ Sports, ABC Audio, Travel + Leisure and many more resulting in 3.7B impressions (and counting) in its first week.
LikeMeat x 72andSunny
LikeMeat is celebrating the Big Game with a TikTok scavenger hunt, created by 72andSunny and Blue Hour Studios. To promote its plant-based Chick’n Wings product launch, LikeMeat has invited TikTok users to hunt for digital clues that crack a secret code. Those who unlock the code have a chance to win two free tickets to the Super Bowl as well as other LikeMeat-branded prizes. It’s yet another example of brands going digital-first for the big day, eschewing traditional spots for lower-budget, higher impact activations to connect with their audiences.
Why a plant-based food company started the first TikTok scavenger hunt featuring Gronk just in time for the Super Bowl (Digiday)
Got Milk? x GALE
The milk industry is making a statement at this year’s Super Bowl – that what you’re seeing on the field is not the whole picture. Their spot, airing on the NFL Network and created by GALE, is an inclusive look at the power of women in sport, even (and especially) where they aren’t expected. Featuring women from across the Women’s Football Alliance, the tagline “Football is Football” encourages a broader look at the game and the powerful changemakers behind it.
NFL x 72andSunny
After topping the USA Today Ad Meter last year, 72andSunny + NFL are returning to the screens this year just before halftime with another spot that aims to capture the magic, legacy and power of the game. Featuring cutting edge puppetry and CGI technology from experts at Swaybox, the ad features legendary NFL talent in unexpected places and spaces – bringing the game right into viewers homes. Get ready to bring down the house.
”They Will Be Blown Away’: NFL’s Next Step in ‘Future-Proofing’ Audience Begins with a Super Bowl Ad’ (USA Today)
‘Behind the NFL’s Super Bowl Ad Plans, Which Include Puppetry and CGI’ (AdAge)
Polestar x Forsman & Bodenfors
In it’s first Super Bowl ad, Polestar, the high-end EV company with roots in Sweden, joined a spate of automakers – with a very different approach. The minimalist 30-second spot, executed by F&B, places a focus on what it doesn’t have – gimmicks, punchlines, scandals and distractions. It’s all about the future, driven by electric.
‘Swedish EV Startup Polestar Makes Super Bowl Debut with a “No Cliche” Approach’ (Ad Age)
Quest Oculus for Meta x Anomaly
In it’s first Super Bowl as the newly-rebranded Meta, Oculus Quest is doubling down on the metaverse, with a clear message to the audience – the metaverse is already here, and we’re waiting for you. The full spot, created by Anomaly and premiered on Good Morning America on Feb. 10, shows a metaverse in full swing – including a very-real post-game concert that will be headlined by the Foo Fighters. Its giving people a reason to visit the virtual reality world Meta is building – and pulling viewers into the future they are creating.
‘Inside Meta’s Super Bowl Commercial for the Metaverse’ (AdAge)
‘Meta’s Super Bowl Commerical Depicts Old Brand’s New Life in the Metaverse’ (AdAge)
Tillamook x 72andSunny
72andSunny created a shoppable, digital only music video, Chedderbration to mark National Cheddar Day coinciding with the Super Bowl. The multimedium campaign includes limited edition merch, unique cheddar-based recipes, and coupons accessible only through the Cheddarbration homepage.
Vroom x Anomaly
Vroom’s Super Bowl 2022 commercial sings the praises of a reliable broker – literally
Anomaly makes a return Super Bowl appearance with Vroom, the online car retailer who is literally singing the praises of having a reliable dealer on your side during the car selling process. The 30 second spot again features high-tempo choreography from celebrity choreograper Mandy Moore.
‘Vroom Releases Super Bowl 56 Ad ‘Flake: The Musical” (AdAge)
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Annual awards ceremony hosted by the 4A’s, the industry’s leading trade association, recognizes excellence in marketing strategy
NEW YORK, Sept. 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — (NASDAQ:STGW): Stagwell today announced three of its agencies, Anomaly, Colle McVoy, and 10 Thousand Design, received recognition at the 2021 Jay Chiat Awards, an annual celebration of the best strategic thinking in marketing, media and advertising around the world. The awarded campaigns include work for MELĒ Skincare, Obie, and Houston White, and illustrate the transformative value for clients and consumers when marketing strategy blends purposeful creative with keen consumer insights.
“Our network knows that a smart strategic insight can be the differentiator between bottom-of-the-barrel creative work and the kind of transformative marketing that moves culture — and the consumer,” said Mark Penn, Chairman and CEO, Stagwell. “I am proud that every one of this year’s winners takes that spirit of innovation and brings it to bear against real-world issues.”
Anomaly received three awards at this year’s ceremony, including:
Gold Award for National Strategy and a Bronze Award for Product/Service Creation Strategy for its campaign “A Scientific Breakthrough: The Science of Melanin-rich Skin,” created in partnership with MELĒ Skincare, a Unilever brand. Recognizing that while skincare marketing has evolved to include diverse figures, the products themselves have not, the team partnered with Unilever to create MELE, a new skincare brand designed to fill the void of products designed for darker shades of skin. Within 6 months of launch, 5 of 7 MELĒ Skincare products received competitive awards from major publications, and all available products received above 4.6 stars and over 1000 positive customer reviews.
Silver Award for Healthcare Strategy awarded for Anomaly’s partnership with BabyMed founder Dr. Amos Grunebaum to conceive and create Obie, a first-of-its kind fertility and pregnancy app that helps couples identify barriers to pregnancy and manage their fertility journeys. Anomaly led product positioning, development of the business model, and brand strategy, design, and identity. Anomaly collaborated with YML, another agency in the Stagwell network, to build the digital product.
Additionally, Minneapolis-based creative agency Colle McVoy and design firm 10 Thousand Design shared an honorable mention in the Product/Service Creation Strategy category for their work with Houston White, which unifies the entrepreneur’s community hub, retail space, and apparel and accessories businesses under one brand, “Houston White Men’s Room.” The agencies’ expertise and insights helped bolster the brand and design work, delivering a final identity that positions HWMR for national growth.
The Jay Chiat awards are hosted annually by the 4A’s, the advertising industry’s foremost trade association. Anomaly and Colle McVoy have both won the award in previous years.
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