Watch Super Bowl Ads With YouTube’s Ad BlitzBy: Josh Wolford - January 24, 2012
Sometimes, if you’re uninterested in the teams playing or simply uninterested in football entirely, the Super Bowl commercials are the best part of the whole production. Companies spend big bucks for prime-time ad real estate, knowing that their ads are going to be seen by millions and millions of prospective customers.
Because of this, companies tend to bring out the big guns for Super Bowl ads, which means that they are often better than your everyday run-of-the-mill ads.
So if you enjoy Super Bowl commercials, YouTube and NBC have a place you can go to catch all of them. YouTube Google+Reader”>is returning with Ad Blitz, the “premier online gallery” of Super Bowl commercials.
YouTube’s Ad Blitz channel will post the Super Bowl ads after they’ve aired during the game on NBC. After the game is over, a voting period will begin allowing users to choose the best of the bunch.
The YouTube Ad Blitz channel is already live, but it doesn’t yet include any 2012 commercials. You can find tailgating videos, party food recipes and dozens of the best ads from 2011, however.
Troy Ewanchyna, Vice President, Business Development & Digital Strategies, NBC Sports Group, noted, “YouTube’s Ad Blitz is the perfect platform for us to extend our online promotion for our coverage of Super Bowl XLVI. The post-game Ad Blitz and the next-day Google+ Hangout allow us to extend our coverage and continue to serve viewers even when the game has concluded.”
BONUS: During the post-game, Google+ will host a special hangout with an “NBC Celebrity.” More to come on exactly who that will be.
Hulu also announced their own Super Bowl ad-viewing service today with the launch of AdZone. There, you can take a trip down memory lane with the best commercials from as early as 1973.