Even before a power outage halted Super Bowl XLVII, it's likely that many CMOs were pacing nervously as a seemingly runaway Baltimore Ravens victory threatened to undercut their second half television ad spends. While Twitter mostly devolved into snarky punditry and fake accounts for inanimate stadium features during the blackout, one savvy brand cut through the chatter with a simple, clever tweet and won the evening.
Image courtesy of Oreo
The fact that the cost of an ad during Super Bowl XLVII is around $3.7 million makes this social media win all the sweeter, especially since many of those brands who invested in :30 TV spots have been universally panned for crude humor and a lack of creativity.
Our hats go off to the social media team at Oreo!