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The Verge Leaks Their Own Super Bowl Ad

Estimated cost for a 30-second spot: $4 million.

The spot feels generic to me, like 30 seconds of stock video footage, and oddly, doesn’t even include The Verge’s logo. If you’re going to drop all that money on a Super Bowl ad, I say run an ad that people will remember.

Update: The NYT reports that it’s an attention ploy:

The Verge, a technology website owned by the online media company Vox, said on Tuesday that it would be airing a Super Bowl advertisement, before revealing that it would in fact be spending just $700 on a regional spot in Helena, Mont.

Great job getting everyone to watch a crummy milquetoast commercial.

Tuesday, 20 January 2015