Chrysler takes patriotic road with popular Super Bowl ads
The commercials Chrysler aired during Sunday's Super Bowl continued a winning trend that started two years ago with a spot featuring Eminem and last year's popular two-minute ad starring Clint Eastwood.
"Chrysler has now identified itself with an auteur style," said Robert Thompson, professor of television and popular culture at Syracuse University. "You can spot a Chrysler ad from a quarter of the game away."
Chrysler has used the last three Super Bowls as a canvas to reinvent its image after emerging from bankruptcy in 2009 under the control of Italy's Fiat SpA. This year's ads saluted U.S. troops and farmers as a way to tout the Jeep and Ram truck brands. Both ads scored highly in media polls after the game.
"Chrysler is really focused on building their brands on an emotional level," said Tim Calkins, a professor at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management who oversees an annual Super Bowl ad review panel.
The Jeep ad entitled "Whole Again" - which encouraged support of U.S. troops returning home from duty overseas and was narrated by Winfrey - scored one of only six grades of "A" in the Northwestern panel.
The ad ran during halftime immediately after the performance by singer Beyonce, in the same spot where the company received raves
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