Apple Considering 20th Anniversary Superbowl Ad?
Last month's print version of Advertising Age reported that Apple was in talks with their Advertising agency, TBWA/Chiat/Day, about developing a 20th Anniversary Superbowl Advertisement "that would be reminiscent of "1984".
The "1984" Apple ad marked the introduction of the Macintosh and was originally aired during half-time at the 1984 Superbowl. The "1984" television ad has received critical acclaim, won numerous awards, and is ranked 12th amongst AdAge's Top 100 Advertising Campaigns of the 20th Century.
Due to the expense of producing a new ad, however, there was reportedly some consideration to simply rerunning the "1984" ad. Concerns that younger viewers may not recognize the reference were, however, raised.
Apple had not purchased any Superbowl advertising spots at the time the Adage article (Pay Content) was published.
Regardless, Apple will at least appear in Pepsi-purchased advertisements which will air during the 2004 Superbowl to launch Pepsi's 100 million iTunes song promotion.
Thanks to AppleMatters.com for referencing the original Advertising Age article.