New England Patriots just won the 2015 Super Bowl, the global event that gathers 1 billion viewers. BMW has chose to return to Super Bowl commercials after four years with an ad promoting the BMW i3 electric vehicle.
The 30 second ad ran in the first quarter of the game, an ideal placement which guarantees the most eyeballs. A few days ago, we ran an article on whether the BMW i3 commercial will be hit. The commercial, featuring Katie Couric and Bryant Gumbel, juxtaposes the famous 1994 Today Show clip of Couric and Gumbel’s initial confusion surrounding “what is the internet?”, to Katie and Bryant in 2015 grasping the newfangled concept of the revolutionary BMW i3.
BMW released the i3 ad this past Monday and immediately the company has seen some return on investment, but judging the social media response to the smart and entertaining commercial, further success is expected, including lots of traffic to the BMWUSA website.
A simple search on Twitter reveals most positive reactions, with some users getting interested in buying the new i3. Here are a few tweets.
— Amy Woodward (@AlterEgoAmy) February 2, 2015
Loved the BMW ad! Funny, inspiring, nostalgic. And not your typical male-humor superbowl spot. #SB49
— Steph Costa (@StephCosta) February 2, 2015
Favorite commercial at the end of the 1st qtr peeps? The BMW-internet one gets my vote #SuperBowl
— Stefanie Loh (@StefanieLoh) February 2, 2015
— Lisa DeVries Belden (@LisaBelden) February 2, 2015
— Luke McDaniel (@Lmcdaniel92) February 2, 2015
BMW i3 shopping on AutoTrader soared 433% after Super Bowl ad #AutoBowl
— Michelle Krebs (@MichKrebs) February 2, 2015
So I really want a BMW i3. #SuperBowl
— Larry Del Santo (@Ladelsanto) February 1, 2015
Twitter absolutely loved the BMW Super Bowl ad starring Katie Couric and Bryant Gumbel http://t.co/RvlT9lrBPS
— BI: Sports (@BI_Sports) February 1, 2015