This 30-second national Super Bowl spot for Bai Brands, following a widely-appreciated regional ad buy in Super Bowl 50, stars Bai Chief Flavor Officer Justin Timberlake -- and for once a celebrity's faux-executive title pays off. The ad was created by Bai's in-house creative team, led by Chief Creative Officer Chad Portas, with "an integral role" by Timberlake, according to Bai founder and CEO Ben Weiss in a Jan. 19 statement. But that's not even what we mean, exactly: It's more that finally the celebrity's original product plays an integral and winning part in a big ad pitch for the brand.
"Gentlemen" also brings Christopher Walken back to the big game after a successful stint with Kia in Super Bowl 50 ("Walken Closet").
Directors: Hamish Rothwell, Joost Van Gelder. Production company: Superprime Films. Executive producer: Rebecca Skinner.Send credit info to SuperBowlAdArchive@adage.com.