Going to school in hopes to get a degree in advertising, I loved my topic for my second story, the Super Bowl commercials.
I, of course, had my personal favorite/worst ads from this years Super Bowl and it was tricky to not include my own opinions in the story. I ended up writing about the following commercials/ads:
-Oreo ad on Twitter
Pretty much everyone watches the Super Bowl and the Super Bowl commercials, so getting quotes from students would be a piece of cake...or so I thought!
Unfortunately, interviewing students around campus was no easy task for story #2. Some of the responses I received were:
"Uhh...they were weird?"
"Commercials are meant to be fast-forwarded, not watched."
"I'm not sure."
"I didn't watch this year."
With all of those lovely, helpful quotes, I knew my story would be a tad difficult this time around. Luckily, I found a few students that had great input.
To make my story complete, I surveyed students, professors and local citizens for their best/worst ads for Super Bowl XLVII. This part of the story process was neat. I felt like I was taking votes for something big and monumental, like the presidential elections.
Calculating the totals, I realized that I had ended up with 89 votes. One more vote and I wouldn't have had an odd number. Ughh!
Overall, I liked how my story came together in the end!
Off to write Story #3,