When I first saw this ad, I actually got choked up. Imported… from Detroit. What a great way to acknowledge history and move forward. And, this has 9 million views on YouTube as of today. 9 million views for a CAR COMMERCIAL.
This ad campaign was a gamble for Groupon. They’d never advertised before, and decided to ante up millions for this ad. Not only was there intense negative reaction when it ran, but it may have hurt them long-term, as many consumers said they were going to unsubscribe as a result of this ad, which they pulled several days later.
I find it hard to believe that Groupon or their agency had any “real” people view the ad, based on how people on Twitter reacted to it as it aired. It immediately spawned spoof after spoof of negative tweets.
4. Learn how to track public sentiment through Twitter by following the Brand Bowl live next year. It’s absolutely fascinating to have a collective experience with other people and watch how people are reacting to advertising. A must for museum marketers, even if you could care less about football.