Super Bowl Ad News

The New York Post reports that Will Ferrell may team up with Budweiser for a spot during the upcoming Super Bowl XLII on February 3rd.

The comedian is talking to beer brewer and perennial Super Bowl advertiser Anheuser-Busch about appearing in a spot during the Feb. 6 game on Fox, sources told The Post.

Assuming the spot makes the cut, Ferrell would appear as his character from the upcoming 1970s basketball comedy, “Semi-Pro,” opening Feb. 9.

According to the article, other celebrities we should expect to see include Justin Timberlake for Pepsi and Carmen Electra for Hershey’s.

Additionally, AdAge is reporting that Nissan Motor Co. is quietly mulling a large spot buy that would allow the automaker to run lots of local ads on various Fox TV stations and affiliates during the game.

A Nissan spokeswoman said she could not “confirm anything about our plans for the Super Bowl,” but one person familiar with the matter said the automaker is planning to advertise its Murano, a so-called midsize crossover that pairs the driving experience of a regular car with some of the features of a sport utility vehicle.

Other Super Bowl advertisers expected to show include Coca Cola, Audi of America, Bridgestone Firestone North America,, Frito-Lay/Doritos, General Motors/Chevrolet, GoDaddy, NFL, Disney, Kraft/Planters, Unilever,, Hyundai Motor America and FedEx.

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