Omnicom Group Agencies Take Seven of Top 10 Spots in USA Today's Super Bowl Ad Meter

NEW YORK, Feb 06, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Shops also Score high in TiVo and Nielsen IAG Research

Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE: OMC) agencies captured seven of the top 10 spots, including five of the top six, in the Super Bowl Ad Meter conducted by USA Today in conjunction with Consumer Opinion Service and Shugoll Research.

The seven top ten spots included Budweiser's Clydesdale Circus and Clydesdale Stick, Bud Light's Meeting and's David Abernathy, all by DDB Worldwide; Doritos' Power of the Crunch, a consumer created and produced spot through a partnership with Goodby, Silverstein & Partners and The Marketing Arm; and Pedigree's Crazy Pets and Pepsi's Refresh Anthem, both by TBWA Worldwide.

In TiVo's Super Bowl rankings, based on how many times Super Bowl ads are rewound and watched again by TiVo users, Omnicom agencies had five of the top 10 ads, including's Moose Head by BBDO Worldwide; Bud Light Lime Sphere of Summer and Bud Light Meeting by DDB; Pepsi's MacGruber/Pepsuber by the Arnell Group; and Dennys' Thugs by GSP.

Nielsen IAG scored 51 unique creative executions, excluding movies, through surveys of 11,466 Super Bowl viewers who rated the commercials for Likeability and Recall. Work for Budweiser, Bud Light, Doritos and Denny's took six of the top 10 spots, including Nos. 1, 2 and 3, for Recall. In Likeability, Budweiser, Pedigree, Doritos, NFL and Pepsi took six of the top 10 as well.

In addition, Free Doritos, also a consumer created and produced spot through a partnership with GSP/TMA, Pepsi Max's I'm Good and Doritos' Power of the Crunch captured three of the top five spots in YouTube's AdBlitz poll while, according to research group YouGov Polimetrix, brands such as Pepsi, Budweiser, and General Electric saw the biggest overall increase in positive buzz among men and women.

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