Essay Mountain Dew
The Mountain Dew case centers on the decision that the BBDO team and Pepsi executives made in regards to the Super Bowl advertisements to be aired in 2000. The creative team came up with 10 possible scenarios. Since their meeting took place in October (4 months prior to the Super Bowl) they had little time to produce the ads. The 10 concepts were quickly whittled down to 5 and the executives wanted to whittle them down to 3 in which to produce. From those 3, the best 2 would be selected to air at the Super Bowl, but all 3 would be run throughout the year. The 5 advertisements that they …show more content…
The Super Bowl is the premier event for television advertisers and as such, the advertisements have to hit the consumer hard with good content, graphics and a resounding message. This advertisement does all of those things. It starts by taking the viewer on a chase of one of the fastest animals on the planet. The African savannah provides a good backdrop that is unfamiliar yet exhilarating and exciting to most Super Bowl viewers. The graphics are intense as the biker reaches into the stomach of the cheetah and pulls out the stolen can of Mountain Dew. The joke is on the biker though as the cheetah has punctured the can and already drank the contents. The ad goes to great lengths to show how Mountain Dew can make the consumer get ‘amped’ up.
The downside to this ad is that the main character is a BMX bike rider. As mentioned in the case, the extreme sports take has been a bit overexposed. Highlighting yet another extreme sport type ad may leave a sour taste with some Super Bowl advertisement viewers.