A cast of thousands. No, that's not the screen credit for the latest Hollywood blockbuster. It describes how many of this year's Super Bowl commercials are being woven together with a social media assist from consumers. Call it the Crowdsourcing Bowl. Super Bowl advertisers, including Pepsi, Lincoln, Pizza Hut and Doritos, all have reached out to the public via social media for help with their ads to air in the Feb. 3 game.
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Grading This Year's Super Bowl Ads
February 7, 2011
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Thank god for Justin Bieber, Timothy Hutton, Best Buy, Groupon and CPB. And please bless Chrysler, Eminem and Wieden & Kennedy. No need to adjust your glasses. I just offered a small prayer of thanks that included Justin Bieber, an American automaker and a hot shop that's made me vow to never eat at Burger King again.