Quicken Loans Returns to the Super Bowl With a Spot Promoting Rocket Mortgage

The brand's in-house agency partnered with Huge on the ad

Quicken Loans will run a 60-second spot in Super Bowl LII. Quicken Loans

Quicken Loans is returning to the Super Bowl after sitting last year out, once again promoting its Rocket Mortgage app with a 60-second spot in Super Bowl LII.

Quicken Loans made its Super Bowl debut in 2016 with a spot from Minneapolis agency Fallon that was part of its “Push Button, Get Mortgage” campaign.

The brand partnered with the Brooklyn and Birmingham offices of Huge on this year’s ad, which will run sometime around the middle of the second quarter.

Quicken Loans looked at “over 100 ideas” during a jump-ball pitch process back in June before settling on Huge, CMO Casey Hurbis, who joined the company in that role last April, explained. Early in the process, Quicken Loans decided to go for a 60-second ad. It also decided early on not to release the ad ahead of the game.

“If there’s ever a place you’re going to run a longer-form piece, then it has to be the Super Bowl,” Hurbis said. “What we’re excited about is this is not just a Super Bowl ad, this will be the launch of our new campaign, which evolved over time.”

The new campaign will continue to roll out next week and will also air during the 2018 Winter Olympics, as the brand utilized a bundling offer from NBC for the two sporting events.

“We were interested in the Super Bowl and the Olympics being yet another huge stage five days later. It’s a perfect way to continue the momentum of the Super Bowl,” Hurbis explained. “We took advantage of looking at those two properties together to leverage efficiencies and help build our storyline.”

The new creative will continue the theme of how Rocket Mortgage can help simplify the complex and intimidating mortgage-buying process from the brand’s current “Mortgage Confidently” campaign, but with “more smiles and comedic delivery,” Hurbis said.

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@ErikDOster erik.oster@adweek.com Erik Oster is an agencies reporter for Adweek.