Dude Perfect’s new long drive trick shot video was released three days ago and already has over 1 million views on YouTube.
Callaway ambassador and 2-time World Long Drive Champion Jamie Sadlowski teamed up with Dude Perfect in San Diego, smashing a ball through various fruits, birdieing a par 3 with a putter only and driving a ball off the USS Midway into the flailing fishing nets of Dude Perfect.
The stunt is a promotion for Callaway’s XR series golf clubs.
Dude Perfect is made up of five best friends. They make funny and often sports-related videos that lots of people like to watch and be entertainment by. They have nearly 4.3 subscribers on YouTube and have amassed an astonishing 500+ million views on the platform.
Avocados From Mexico and GSD&M have teamed up for the “First Draft Ever” ad airing during the 1st quarter. In the spot, Mexico ultimately drafts the avocado highlighting how Mexico’s climate and volcanic soil makes it the ideal locale for growing perfect, smooth avocados all year long. The ad is meant to serve as a catalyst for the innovative marketing and trade initiatives which focus on inspiring people to buy more and eat more avocados by reinforcing year round availability and the highest quality fruit. Featuring two well-known commentators Doug Flutie and Jerry Rice (who is also starring in the Mercedes Benz commercials), the effort plays on the annual NFL draft – a majestic commissioner presides as countries choose plants and animals that will grow and thrive there. The spot attempts to bring to life a jovial correlation between drafting players in sports and drafting quality product when it comes to avocados. Guacamole is undoubtedly a popular snack for consumers on game day, and the TV ad represents the versatility, popularity and high quality of the fruit and brand.
Avocados From Mexico will be the first fresh produce brand ever to advertise during the Super Bowl.
On game day, the approach is for Avocados From Mexico to dominate real-time social media engagement and promotion around the ad in collaboration with their agencies in order to extend the momentum while engaging with their fans. GSD&M is setting up shop on the night of in a specially-designed “social war room” in Dallas. Additionally, a full-fledged digital campaign will launch following the spot premiere that includes a site experience and features seven online videos on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter around a big consumer promotion that will unfold throughout the rest of the night and lead into the following day. Avocados from Mexico will award prizes to Twitter users who engage with the video and social content pushed out following the spot. Users who share or retweet posts about Mexico’s various “draft picks” that take place throughout the evening will be entered to win various prizes related to Mexican origin.
“Tostitos Party Blvd.” spans two city blocks, complete with Tostitos chips and dips for fans to enjoy. Fans could also test their speed, agility, and humility as they tackle a variety of backyard party games, including:
Slingshot Blitz: A party game favorite reimagined as an arcade-style experience complete with surprising special effects.
Double Dipper Dunk: A twist on the classic dunk tank, this game invites participants to hit a target opposite them with a football, which results in being “dunked” into a massive bowl of Tostitos dip.
Mega-Mecha Cornhole: A tailgating favorite in parking lots and college campus across the country.
“All season long, we’ve challenged Tostitos fans to show us their party awesomeness – from the videos they’ve posted online, to our in-stadium tailgates throughout the season. Our fans proved time and again, they have what it takes to party like pros,” said Jeff Klein, vice president of marketing, Frito-Lay, North America. “With Tostitos Party Blvd. we’re wrapping up this NFL season with one final party for the ages – complete with awesome fans, over-the-top games, delicious snacks and two NFL greats to kick off the festivities. We can’t wait to see what our fans bring to Phoenix this week – game on.”
In a Marshawn Lynch-style press conference, Kimpton Seattle has accepted Kimpton Boston’s Super Bowl Challenge. Surrounded by products representing either Seattle or the Seahawks, a man disguised as Lynch accepted Kimpton Boston’s wager and issued one of his own.
Before issuing the wager, Tom Waithe, the Regional Director of Operations for Kimpton Hotels in the Pacific Northwest, answered a bunch of questions. The entire video is half a homage to Marshawn’s Skittles press conference and half to Marshawn’s actual Super Bowl press conference.
He also introduces his two fish friends, Pete Coral and Richard Merman.
Hyundai has teamed up with the host of the Feherty show, current CBS golf analyst and former PGA TOUR player David Feherty as the company’s first golf ambassador. In this role, Feherty will be the voice and face of Hyundai Golf, lending to golf initiatives, making appearances at Hyundai sponsored golf events and starring in the company’s latest commercials that will premiere on his show Feherty on the Golf Channel this week.
In Hyundai’s new advertisements, Feherty uses his signature wit and colorful personality to provide “driving tips” to consumers, playing on the juxtaposition of driving in golf and driving Hyundai’s all-new Genesis. He provides driving tips for multiple situations including form, navigation and keeping focus, complete with narration and more as if he is analyzing a golf swing. Feherty will also be analyzing “drives” from a social media standpoint for the brand later in the year. The creative was developed by INNOCEAN USA.
“Hyundai’s goal is the perfect drive for every golfer from fairway to highway and who better than a guy like me who analyzes drives for a living to provide tips on the company’s behalf?” said Feherty. “I think the ads and partnership will resonate with golf fans; they were an absolute blast to film. And who doesn’t love a little bit of witty Irish humor?”
Feherty enjoyed a successful PGA TOUR career earning 10 victories worldwide before retiring from competitive golf in 1997. Since then he has been an analyst and commentator for CBS Sports’ golf coverage and has been the host of his own critically-acclaimed show Feherty on Golf Channel where he interviews celebrity guests including hall of fame athletes, professional golfers, actors and more.
“David Feherty is a unique personality – outspoken, unapologetic and obviously very funny. He’s a professional that isn’t afraid to follow his own path and take a few risks along the way,” said David Matathia, director, marketing communications, Hyundai Motor America. “In that sense, he’s a great representative for Hyundai because we see ourselves in that same light. We’re thrilled to have him as part of this campaign and our Hyundai Golf activities like the Hyundai Tournament of Champions and the Hyundai Invitational.”