10 Tweets That Show How Big a Buzzkill Nationwide Was With Its Morbid Super Bowl Ad

Childhood death and football festivities don't mix

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Nationwide decided to use one of its two Super Bowl ad slots tonight to highlight the lethal potential of preventable child accidents. The result wasn’t exactly festive fare.

Here’s a pretty accurate cross-section of Twitter’s response, which you probably experienced firsthand when the spot came up during the game’s first half.

 


@griner david.griner@adweek.com David Griner is creative and innovation editor at Adweek and host of Adweek's podcast, "Yeah, That's Probably an Ad."
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