My Top Two Superbowl 2013 Commercials

So after my colleague was shocked that all I saw yesterday was the commercials and the show, I thought I should focus on sharing what was really important on TV yesterday. 

Presenting my top two commercials that aired during Beyonce’s concert last night, also known as the Superplate? Superspoon? I dunno something with crockery. 

The always hilarious Amy Poehler killed it in the Best Buy ad. My favorite quotes:

“Can I use a dongle with this? Does it make you uncomfortable when I use the word Dongle?”

“What’s the cloud? Where is the cloud? Are we in the cloud now?”

Best Buy – Asking Amy: Official 2013 Best Buy Game Day Commercial

The Oreo ad made me laugh too; the Library whisper fight of Cream Versus Cookie was epic.

 OREO – Whisper Fight

All You Need is Love: Benetton’s Provocative UNHATE Campaign

We see it everywhere. From political leaders fighting on the news to kids fighting in the school playgrounds, we cannot deny that there is hatred and intolerance in the world. This global hatred is the reason behind Benetton’s shocking UNHATE campaign which launched worldwide yesterday.
To spread their message of “UNHATE,” Benetton published images of world leaders kissing in Milan, Paris, Tel Aviv and New York, coupled with an UNHATE film. Using the image of a kiss between mortal enemies, Benetton invites people to embrace tolerance and acceptance, to UNHATE:

“What does UNHATE mean? UN-hate. Stop hating, if you were hating. Unhate is a message that invites us to consider that hate and love are not as far away from each other as we think. Actually, the two opposing sentiments are often in a delicate and unstable balance. Our campaign promotes a shift in the balance: don’t hate, Unhate” The Benetton UNHATE Foundation

The campaign has already spread like wildfire across newspapers, TV stations and social media websites. The Vatican has already announced that it “will take legal action against the Benetton clothing company to prevent the publication of an ad featuring a fake photo montage of Pope Benedict XVI kissing a top Egyptian imam on the lips.” (Source: Yahoo News Canada)

While the campaign is definitely provocative and conveys a universal message of tolerance, the question is, has Benetton gone too far? Or are we as a modern society so desensitized that we need such shocking images to bring the message across? The public’s reaction over the next few days will determine the results. The fact that the campaign got people thinking about tolerance is in and of itself a measure of success.

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