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Archive for January, 2014

Super Bowl Sunday: A Big Day for Friends, Family, and Advertising

The first professional football game took place in 1895 in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. The first professional football league was created in 1920, and the National Football League (NFL) was formed in 1922. In 1960, the American Football League (AFL) was created as a competitor to the NFL. In 1966, the two leagues merged, leading to the very first AFL-NFL Championship Game, otherwise known as the Super Bowl.

This very first Super Bowl was held on January 15, 1967 at Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles. The Green Bay Packers beat the Kansas City Chiefs by a score of 35 to 10.

Who is the busiest on Super Bowl Sunday? Most people would think the two teams in the Super Bowl, the coaches, those running the half time show, and everyone else directly involved in the big game. But it could well be pizzerias. More pizza is sold in the USA on Super Bowl Sunday than on any other day of the year. Chicken Wings are extremely popular too.

For football fans, Super Bowl Sunday has become a holiday. It’s a time for family and friends to get together, party, and watch the big game. It’s also a huge day for advertising. A lot of us actually like the Super Bowl commercials, or at least some of them. Advertising can be very creative and there are some funny ads too. Perhaps one or two will stick in your mind that you’ll remember after the game.

According to Ad Age, the average cost of a 2013 game time commercial was $3.7 to $3.8 million! That’s a lot of money for a short ad and a huge gamble if the commercial is ineffective and forgettable. If you’re on a bathroom break, then the advertiser never even reached you!

Television was one way advertisers reached out to people in 1967. Radio was another. A lot has changed since the first Super Bowl though. The Internet rivals both TV and Radio and advertisers know this. They reach out to consumers on the Internet, but they do so in different ways.

Instead of paying millions of dollars in one shot for a short ad, companies will spread out the budget and pay people directly to watch their commercials in the forum of paid videos. Companies will also ask for consumer feedback. They want to know what people think of their products and services. They may even offer a free trial as an incentive to get you to try their product. Best of all, companies are willing to pay people for this.

CashCrate brings companies and people together. Companies can get the information they need. Consumers like you and I get to put some money in our pockets. It’s a win-win for each. By spreading out advertising dollars, it’s a lot less of a gamble than paying $3,800,000 for one 30 second shot during the Super Bowl.

As 2014 continues, CashCrate continues to approach more companies so we can bring more opportunities to you.

Have fun watching the big game. Enjoy some pizza and wings and maybe on Monday, we can talk about the best Super Bowl Commercials on the CashCrate Forum.

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