Monday, February 05, 2007

Super Bill

According to the Hill Times (where I go for all my TV news), a 30 second spot during the Super Bowl on Global costs $98,000. I'll admit that, much like the PM, I'm not a huge NFL fan so I was mainly only watching during commercials to Lord of the Rings - anyone have a count of how many Tory attack ads actually aired during the game?

16 Comments:

  • I actually find the commercials funny, they make me smile...lots better than men with guns on corners in canadian cities, don't you think..ciao

    By Blogger Rositta, at 1:51 PM  

  • I hate American football. I played City of Heroes instead.

    By Blogger Sean Cummings, at 2:18 PM  

  • I only noticed one, in the third quarter, but I wasn't watching that closely.

    By Blogger A BCer in Toronto, at 2:40 PM  

  • what a waste of money!!! those commercials were quite pathetic, although, i agree with rositta; they were better than the "soldiers, in our streets, with guns....booo" commercials. they may not work as well though. it seems those commercials helped keep the cons to a minority gov't.

    By Blogger canuckistanian, at 2:58 PM  

  • "it seems those commercials helped keep the cons to a minority gov't."

    I was under the impression those commercials helped propel the Conservatives into a minority as opposed to prevent a majority =P

    By Blogger Technetium, at 3:23 PM  

  • I watched the game in the bar, went out for a smoke, during a couple of breaks must have missed them....didn't see nary a one. Just the same old pathetic ads one sees on Global. Why the heck can't we see them American ads that get played on the news programs the next day.

    By Blogger eugene plawiuk, at 3:30 PM  

  • I'm pretty sure they only had one spot, but I could have missed one.

    By Blogger Shakeyvoice, at 4:46 PM  

  • I have digital cable, so I didn't see any. The American ones were not that good this year. Just FYI.

    By Blogger RGM, at 4:52 PM  

  • As a recent non-smoker I did not have the opportunity to go out for an oh-so-delicious shot of nicotine...so I can be sure that the ad (That is unfair!) played exactly one time. In Ontario anyway.

    But did the Tories ever get their money's worth out of the main stream media hype!

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    By Blogger JL, at 5:04 PM  

  • The ads didnt run at all in MB.

    Not a one, but lots of free media play as per the SOP.

    By Blogger renegadejet, at 5:13 PM  

  • There were zero Tory "attack" ads, but there may have been some "information" ads.;)

    By Blogger nuna d. above, at 6:29 PM  

  • I think the Libs would be smart to just ignore the ads and let them go away. Or they can try to make hay with them and have them replayed on every 11 o'clock news cast for the next week.
    I've heard silence so far which is probably a good decision by them.

    By Blogger NorthBayTrapper, at 6:46 PM  

  • As was observed above, the Tories got all the advertising out of the coverage, which I'm sure was part of the idea.

    Far, far more than $98,000 dollars' worth. However, although they got a fantastic deal in terms of publicizing them, they were pretty piss-poor ads so I doubt they've benefited the CPC.

    By Blogger Jason Townsend, at 7:29 PM  

  • I've seen there elsewhere numerous times. Even during my lunch break I saw one since we have a TV in the lunch room at my work place. They seem humerous, but stupid and I suspect not very effective. That being said better for Harper to have them backfire now then during an election. We've seen what can happen when they backfire then, i.e. Martin 2006, Kim Campbell 1993, and Ernie Eves 2003.

    By Blogger Miles Lunn, at 7:42 PM  

  • Didn't see one. Maybe it aired on the couple of occasions I went to the bathroom. Then again, I think I rather would have watched those ads than that goddamn annoying Rogers ad with the guys in the elevator.

    By Blogger BC Tory, at 9:40 PM  

  • I watched the whole boring game, but didn't see any CPC attack ads. Then again, ... I'm in Kansas.

    By Blogger Hatrock, at 10:22 AM  

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