Super Bowl commercial premieres used to be reserved for game day, but thanks to the growing popularity of online video more brands than ever have released their big day commercials early on YouTube to get the pre-game viral buzz going. We’ve put together a list of ten of the most popular 2012 Super Bowl commercials to be released so far. Which is your favorite?
Official 2012 Honda CR-V Game Day Commercial – “Matthew’s Day Off”
A 0:09 second clip featuring Matthew Broderick as an older and wiser Ferris Bueller entitled ‘Coming Soon’ had the online world abuzz over the weekend. Some thought it meant a Ferris Bueller sequel was in the works, while others recognized the date at the end of the clip—2.5.12—as the date of the Super Bowl and wondered who was behind the Super Bowl commercial teaser.
Turns out it was a sneak peak at a Honda CR-V game day commercial. The nearly two and a half minute spot hit YouTube shortly after the “Coming Soon” clip and has accrued over 9.6 million views so far. Check it out below.
“A Dream Car. For Real Life.” – 2012 Kia Optima Big Game Full Commercial
Kia started building a buzz around their Super Bowl 2012 spot by releasing a 0:16 second teaser of Adriana Lima waving a racing flag, followed by a 5 hour long video of Adriana Lima waving a racing flag (yes, really 5 hours).
A day later they released their full game day commercial. Sweet dreams!
The Dog Strikes Back: 2012 Volkswagen Game Day Commercial
Volkswagen was responsible for the most popular Super Bowl commercial of 2011, The Force, and everyone has been looking forward to see how they would top it this year. They started by releasing a teaser, featuring a bunch of dogs barking the Star Wars theme. This week they released their game day commercial as well. How do you think it stacks up to last year’s hit?
All For One – Official Hyundai Big Game Commercial feat. Rocky Theme Song
I’d like to think that this is exactly what it’s like to work at Hyundai in real life.
“Transactions” Extended Version – 2012 Acura NSX Big Game Ad #JerrysNSX
Jerry Seinfeld wants to be the first on the list to get the new Acura NSX and he would do anything to get the very first one.
Toyota Camry 2012 Big Game :60 Commercial – It’s Reinvented
After reinventing the Camry, Toyota decided to keep reinventing things, from couches to police officers, babies, and even the DMV. I would love to see a video of the brainstorming session for this ad! Which is your favorite reinvention?
Audi 2012 Game Day Commercial – Vampire Party
Audi jumped on the Twilight bandwagon with their 2012 Super Bowl Commercial. This commercial will make you think twice before you show up at a vampire party with an Audi S7!
FirstBank – Super Bowl Commercial
This may be one of my favorite 2012 Super Bowl commercials so far. FirstBank goes out of their way to prove that they make customer service their number one priority.
SKECHERS – GO RUN Mr. Quiggly!
Doesn’t Mr. Quiggly look cute in his little running shoes? Somehow the fact that this dog’s name is Mr. Quiggly makes this commercial about a thousand times funnier.
Chevy Happy Grad | Chevy Super Bowl XLVI Ads | Chevrolet Commercial
Happy graduation, sweetie!
Still in the mood for more Super Bowl 2012 commercials? Check out the Doritos Crash The Super Bowl finalists. So, which is your favorite 2012 Super Bowl commercial so far? If it didn’t make our list, feel free to share a link in the comments below.
Megan O’Neill is the resident web video enthusiast here at Social Times. Megan covers everything from the latest viral videos to online video news and tips, and has a passion for bizarre, original and revolutionary content and ideas.