Kevin predicted RIM would run a Super Bowl ad, he was just kind of hoping it would have been last year. Better late then never! With the launch of BlackBerry 10 only days away, RIM has announced that they will be running a 30 second ad during Super Bowl 47 this year. The Super Bowl is not even a week after the BlackBerry 10 launch announcements will hit the world, so needless to say we're extremely anxious to see just what is in store for the commercial.
What do you think the ad will show off? Hit up the comments with your best ideas and keep reading for the full press release.
BlackBerry Makes First Ever Super Bowl Appearance
January 25, 2013 - Today Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM; TSX: RIM) confirms that BlackBerry 10, its new mobile computing platform that will power the next generation of smartphones and tablets, will be featured in a commercial during Super Bowl XLVII.
This confirmation kicks-off a week of worldwide launch activity for RIM's BlackBerry 10 platform, along with the first two devices to run on the new platform. These activities are part of a broad integrated marketing campaign to support the global rollout of BlackBerry 10. In addition to the 30 second commercial during the Super Bowl that will air in both the U.S. and Canada, BlackBerry will be integrated into a number of pre- and post-game on-site, digital and social activities, including real time engagement with BlackBerry social fans on Facebook and Twitter, as well as extending and amplifying exposure and fan engagement through Promoted Posts and Sponsored Story ads.
"A Super Bowl commercial, is a great opportunity to show the re-designed, re-engineered and re-invented BlackBerry to tens of millions of consumers on the largest advertising stage of the year," said Frank Boulben, Chief Marketing Officer, Research In Motion. "BlackBerry has 30 million social media fans, and we're looking forward to continuing to encourage them and all NFL football fans to see the power of BlackBerry 10 for themselves."
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