Go Daddy Announces Super Bowl Advertising Plan
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Go Daddy’s commercials for the 2011 Super Bowl are far from being approved, in fact, they haven’t even been filmed yet, but CEO and Founder Bob Parsons declared Go Daddy will advertise in the big game for a seventh consecutive year. Go Daddy has purchased two 30-second spots in the Super Bowl and a single 30-second pregame commercial on FOX – all to be produced by Go Daddy Productions.
Parsons also said, like every other year, the ads will be GoDaddy-esque – meaning edgy, fun and slightly inappropriate – but this year will be different because Go Daddy Girls Danica Patrick and newcomer Jillian Michaels will both be featured.
“Jillian has the power … Danica has the speed! Together, our dynamic duo of Go Daddy Girls add up to sheer Super Bowl magic,” Parsons said. “Hopefully the FOX network won’t keep commercial creativity on such a short leash this time around. For 2011, Go Daddy is going to be as edgy as ever – in fact, our goal is to ‘out Go Daddy’ ourselves!”
Go Daddy, the world’s top Web hosting provider and domain name registrar, has leveraged the Super Bowl to its advantage over the last six years by using edgy 30-second commercials to attract millions of Internet visitors to www.GoDaddy.com. This year, an estimated 100 million people are expected to watch the Super Bowl.
“It doesn’t get much bigger than being in a Super Bowl commercial,” Jillian said with a big smile. “I think shooting a spot with Danica Patrick is going to be a blast. Go Daddy certainly knows how to create buzz around Super Bowl time – I’m looking forward to being a part of this new Go Daddy campaign!”
Danica has been featured in four Go Daddy Super Bowl campaigns to date. She starred in Go Daddy’s “Baseball” commercial, ranked as the Most-Watched Super Bowl Ad in 2009, according to TiVo.
When it comes to Go Daddy’s plan to use both her and Jillian in this year’s Super Bowl commercial, Danica had two words: “Girl Power!”
“Go Daddy takes some heat for their edgy commercials, but if you watch the ads I’m in, they’re actually all about Girl Power,” Danica said. “Adding Jillian to the campaign creates a whole new range of possibilities.”
Go Daddy’s Super Bowl legend began six years ago when FOX yanked Go Daddy’s ad before its second airing during the 2005 Super Bowl. That censorship triggered a postgame controversy which some believe puts Go Daddy under extra scrutiny with television executives each year.
“I agree with Bob,” Danica asserted. “Censors really need to lighten up! Aren’t Super Bowl commercials supposed to be about having a little fun?!”
The Super Bowl broadcast is set for Feb. 6 on FOX, the television network on which Go Daddy’s original controversy ignited.
To see Go Daddy’s Super Bowl commercials and photos, visit www.GoDaddy.com/SuperBowl.
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About The Go Daddy Group, Inc.
Go Daddy is a leading provider of services that enable individuals and businesses to establish, maintain and evolve an online presence. Go Daddy provides a variety of domain name registration plans and website design and hosting packages, as well as a broad array of on-demand services. These include products such as SSLCertificates, Domains by Proxy private registration, ecommerce website hosting, blog templates and blog software, podcast packages and online photo hosting. The Go Daddy Group has more than 43 million domain names under management. Go Daddy registers, renews or transfers a domain name every second. GoDaddy.com is the world’s largest Web hosting provider and is the world’s No. 1 domain name registrar according to Name Intelligence, Inc. During the first half of 2010, The Go Daddy Group registered more than one-third of all new domain names created in the top six generic top-level domains, or gTLDs, including .com, .net, .org, .info, .biz and .mobi.
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