We’ll just stick to what we thought of the carmakers and their spots. Which ruled the big day? Check them out — with video — from worst to first below.
Toyota Venza: Are you Venza?
Ad Meter Rank: 48 out of 50
The first time we heard about this ad we thought it would be bad, and come game time we were proved right. It’s just really boring, showing once again that car companies are trying to make a vehicle something it’s not. Conceived as the wagon/SUV for the Boomer set, with a low step-in height and a cargo area big enough for antiques, the commercial instead shows an art-collecting 30-something who cares about style and gadgets more than function. That’s almost as bad as Ford’s Flex commercials showing young women hitting the clubs in what is essentially a minivan alternative. Don’t try and fool your customers.