All the brands in Super Bowl 2019 so far
WHO'S BUYING ADS IN SUPER BOWL LIII
By Ad Age Staff. Published on November 16, 2018.

Marketers are starting to lock in their plans for Super Bowl LIII airing on CBS from the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia on Feb. 3.

Here's a first look at the advertisers buying ads in the big game. Automakers' Super Bowl plans, in particular, are starting to take shape, with Toyota, Mercedes-Benz, Kia and Hyundai all buying commercial time.

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Beverages
Anheuser-Busch InBev

Buy: The brewer, which holds exclusive alcohol category ad rights for the game, is expected to consume four minutes of ad time.

Creative: Still under development, but Budweiser, Bud Light and Michelob Ultra will likely be featured, in addition to possibly other brands. Another "Dilly Dilly" ad is a virtual lock.

Agencies: Wieden & Kennedy New York handles Bud Light, while Budweiser in the U.S. has been rotating between David, VaynerMedia and Mosaic. FCB Chicago is on Ultra.

Food
Avocados From Mexico

Buy: One 30-second ad expected to run in the second quarter. It's the fifth consecutive Super Bowl appearance for Avocados From Mexico, the marketing arm of Mexican Hass Avocado Importers Association.

Creative: The big game buy will kick off an "Always Worth It" campaign and is expected to keep with the comedic themes and feature a celebrity. The spot will roll together themes from its prior Super Bowl ads including the year-round availability of avocados, the good fat they contain and their versatility.

Agencies: EnergyBBDO

Miscellaneous
WeatherTech

Buy: WeatherTech returns for its sixth consecutive Super Bowl with one 45-second ad.

Creative: Undisclosed, but the car-mat maker will once again lean into its "Made in America" messaging.

Agency: Pinnacle Advertising

Auto
Mercedes-Benz

Buy: After sitting out last year, Mercedes-Benz is returning to the Super Bowl with an undisclosed buy. With this season's game taking place in Atlanta, home of its U.S. headquarters, the automaker's return seemed inevitable.

Creative: TBD

Agency: Mercedes' lead creative agency in the U.S. is Merkley & Partners.

CPG
Colgate

Buy: Colgate-Palmolive Co.'s flagship oral-care brand will have an ad in the game, but the company declined to provide further details.

Creative: TBD. Colgate last advertised in the 2016 Super Bowl with a spot reminding people to turn off the water as they brush their teeth. The #EveryDropCounts campaign continues, including with the distribution of stickers that go on drain covers, but it's not clear if this will be the focus of the Super Bowl ad.

Agencies: WPP's Red Fuse Communications handles the company's global marketing services work, but Colgate didn't confirm if it will create the Super Bowl ad.

Auto
Hyundai

Buy: Hyundai will air one 60-second spot in the first quarter.

Creative: Undisclosed, but the first-quarter placement suggests Hyundai will not attempt to film a real-time ad during the game, like it did in 2017 and attempted to a real-time ad during the game, do again in 2018.

Agency: Innocean Worldwide

Auto
Kia

Buy: Kia will return for its 10th consecutive Super Bow ad.

Creative: Undisclosed, but Kia has a history of using celebrities in its big game spots. Last year, the auto maker featured Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler kicking a Kia Stinger in reverse, setting off a trip back in time that leaves him rediscovering his youth. Kia took a humorous approach in 2017 with a spot starring Melissa McCarthy that won USA Today's Ad Meter. The brand used Christopher Walken in 2016 and Pierce Brosnan in 2015.

Agency: David & Goliath

Auto
Toyota

Buy: Toyota will appear in the Super Bowl for its second consecutive year with an undisclosed number of spots.

Creative: The ad will plug the RAV4 compact crossover.

Agency: Burrell Communications, Toyota's multi-cultural agency, will help create the spot. Saatchi & Saatchi normally takes the creative lead on Toyota's big general market campaigns, including previous Super Bowl ads. So Burrell's assignment represents a significant win for the agency.

Food
Pringles

Buy: The Kellogg Co. salty snack brand will return to the Super Bowl after making its big game debut in 2018.

Creative: While most of the details are still under wraps, the ad will feature the "flavor stacking" campaign idea that first appeared in the 2018 spot ("Wow").

Agencies: WPP's Grey, which also did the Pringles spot that aired in the 2018 game.

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