It’s 5:30PM (CST) on Sunday, November 24th. For weeks and weeks I’ve been trying to come up with a funny (and cheap) idea for the Crash the Super Bowl contest. About 5 minutes ago I finally had a flash of inspiration. A funny, weird and affordable idea for a Doritos commercial just popped in to my head and it’s so simple and goofy it might actually have a shot at winning this contest.
Too bad the Crash the Super Bowl deadline is 6 1/2 hours away. If I had just 3 extra days I could have shot my new, super hilarious idea. Oh well….I guess maybe I can be the first person to submit an entry next year!
Based on the gigantic spike in traffic VCN has seen in the last few days it looks like a lot of you guys did manage to shoot and submit Doritos commercials this year. If you did enter the CTSB contest, I want to see your work! Every year I invite VCN fans to share their links in the comment section of my end-of-the-crash post. I even offer to write mini-reviews of every ad that is posted.
But this year I’m going to do things a little differently. If you’d like to get some extra views or votes, you’re welcome to post your link in the comment section below. BUT…this year I’ll only be doing reviews on Twitter. Last year I wrote reviews for more than 100 fan-made ads. I crafted some pretty beefy reviews and it took up a crazy amount of time. So the Twitter reviews will force me to keep my thoughts to 140 characters or less. (though if I have something crucial to say I might cheat and reply twice.) So if you’d like a review this year, here’s what you do:
- Step 1: If you don’t already, follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Dan_VCN
- Step 2: Tweet me your link. Your tweet has got to be public though. I can’t do any reviews via DM.
- Step 3: Be patient! It might take me a day or two to check out your video.
- Step 4: Don’t get pissed at me if I don’t like your video! I only have 140 characters so I’m not going to sugarcoat my thoughts. I’m not going to act like a jerk or anything but if your actors weren’t good or if your story made no sense or if your ad just isn’t good enough to air on TV, I’m going to say so. Please don’t take my comments personally. I’m just giving you my objective opinion.
Having said that, I hope I see a lot of awesome videos this year. In a few weeks I will go though my tweets again and I’ll post my Top 5 favorite submitted Crash the Super Bowl ads. So start sending those entries everybody! Don’t forget to follow me before you tweet at me. I promise I’ll follow you back-sies. And like I said, if you want to post a link to your video in the comment section below, go for it. If you do post your link here, I’ll reply with a link to my twitter review. Oh wait….now that I think about it, I suppose not everyone in the world has a twitter account. So you non-twitterers can just leave a comment and ask for a review on the blog. Good luck everybody!