Super Bowl Sunday features some of the biggest commercials of the year, but there will be a noticeable difference in the type of ads that dominate the game in 2023 after crypto firms ran up the tab last year.
So who are the big dogs during ad breaks this time around? You'll probably see a commercial for your favorite beer, wine, or spirit as the alcohol industry will have the most spots secured during the Big Game. Anheuser-Busch will see the most screen time this year with three minutes, and Heineken, Molson Coors, Diageo, and Remy Martin will also pitch their products.
With more than 100 million people tuned into the Super Bowl every year, advertisers drop some big bucks to claim their spots — many of which are just seconds-long. Mark Evans, the EVP of ad sales at Fox Sports, told the Associated Press that some ads were priced upwards of $7 million for just 30 seconds of air time with the average cost for most other commercials being between $6 million and $7 million.
Last year, the crypto industry bought up so much ad space that the game was cheekily dubbed the Crypto Bowl. Companies that forked over millions in ad spending as the sector once boomed have since taken a steep tumble since FTX's bankruptcy filing in November and its founder being charged with fraud.
There will be zero ads from Crypto firms in 2023. According to Evans, 90 percent of Super Bowl ad space was booked and confirmed by the end of last summer.
Other notable sectors that are slated to run ads on Super Bowl Sunday include the tech industry, streaming services, food, automakers, and film studios.