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What has become one of the most popular of all the Super Bowl Ads on game day are the finalist of the Crash The Super Bowl contest. Now the seventh year that Doritos is running the contest they kick it up big time by announcing this years winner has the opportunity to work with Michael Bay on the next installment of the “Transformers” movie franchise, along with a shot at a $1 million bonus!
Bay who actually started his career in advertising had this to say: "...creating television spots and trying to make a name for myself, I can definitely relate to those who enter the Crash the Super Bowl contest," said Bay, who began directing commercials and music videos one week out of film school in 1989. "I know firsthand how challenging it can be to succeed in such a competitive industry, so I’m excited to help someone else truly make a name of their own."
The contest invites people to use their own creativity to create homemade ads for the Doritos brand, the top two spots will air during the Super Bowl XLVII broadcast on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013. One of the ads will be selected by America’s votes; the second by the Doritos brand team. The ad that ranks the highest on the USA TODAY Ad Meter rankings will be awarded the grand prize of working with Michael Bay, and if that ad lands at the top of the USA TODAY Ad Meter, Doritos will be handing its creator $1 million!
The contest will run exclusively from a Crash the Super Bowl-branded app on the Doritos Facebook Page (www.facebook.com/DoritosUSA) for the first time. You can upload your 30 second commercial starting today Oct. 8, 2012 to Nov. 16, 2012. The app is designed to engage and socialize with consumers in a much broader way than in previous years with app features like a "Pitch In" tool that allows fans to interact with each other. The tool will also allow people to help ad creators by requesting or offering up props, talent and other items contestants might need to create their ads. The traditional toolbox is still available and loaded with the Doritos logos, product shots, music and animations for use in creating your ad. The gallery of submissions is already filling up.
The top five ads will be announced in January 2013, awarded $25,000 and a trip to New Orleans to attend Super Bowl XLVII in a private luxury suite. Then it will be up to fans to vote for their favorite ad, where they will tune in to learn for the first time which two ads will compete for the top spot in the USA TODAY Ad Meter. Bonus prizing will be awarded, based on how each ad ranks on the USA TODAY Ad Meter:
• No. 1 spot on the USA TODAY Ad Meter wins you a cool $1 Million
• No. 2 two spot on the USA TODAY Ad Meter wins you a $600,000 prize
• No. 3 spot on the USA TODAY Ad Meter wins you $400,000
Ram Krishnan, vice president of marketing for Frito-Lay North America added, "Over the past six years, our fans have created thousands of Doritos ads, dominating the USA TODAY Ad Meter year after year and making Doritos the brand to watch on Super Bowl Sunday. Every year, our fans deliver for us, so this year we’re bringing them a contest grand prize that we know will be a true game changer. The opportunity to work on a blockbuster film like ‘Transformers 4’ is an experience we know will help catapult our lucky winner to the big time."
Consumer-created Doritos ads have ranked in the top-five of the USA TODAY Ad Meter the last six years, and in three of the last four years scored the No. 1 ranking, the campaign is clearly one of the greatest ad campaigns ever created.
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