PLANO, Texas, Feb. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Doritos brand today announced that its consumer-created commercial "Fashionista Daddy," which aired for the first time nationally during yesterday's Super Bowl XLVII broadcast, has scored its creator, 29-year-old Mark Freiburger of Los Angeles, the career-changing opportunity to work with acclaimed film director Michael Bay on the next installment of the blockbuster "Transformers" movie franchise from Paramount Pictures and Hasbro, set to be released on June 27, 2014. The grand-prize comes as "Fashionista Daddy" was the highest ranking of the Doritos consumer-created ads on the USA TODAY Super Bowl Ad Meter, scoring a No. 4 ranking.
In addition to "Fashionista Daddy," the consumer-created Doritos ad "Goat 4 Sale" also received airtime during Sunday's game. Created by 28-year-old Ben Callner of Decatur, GA, "Goat 4 Sale" scored No. 7 on the USA TODAY Ad Meter rankings. The two ads that aired were among five finalist ads selected by the Doritos brand from thousands of submissions received as part of the annual Crash the Super Bowl contest.
Since Crash the Super Bowl began in 2007, consumer-created Doritos ads have consistently ranked within the top-five spots on the USA TODAY Ad Meter, and three of the last five years they have scored the No. 1 ranking.
"The Doritos brand has always been about offering our consumers the biggest, boldest opportunities imaginable. And it doesn't get much bolder than turning over the world's biggest advertising stage to our fans," said Ram Krishnan, vice president of marketing, Frito-Lay North America. "We are so excited to award Mark the chance to work with one of the most acclaimed directors of our time. It's an exciting finish for one of the most exciting engagement programs the Doritos brand has created to date."
As part of this year's competition, all five finalists received $25,000 and a trip to attend Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans. Bonus cash prizes were based on how each winning ad ranked in the USA TODAY Ad Meter. The payouts were as follows:
Created in 1989, the USA TODAY Ad Meter has been regarded as the most influential Super Bowl ad rating in the advertising industry. USA TODAY Ad Meter does not sponsor and is not affiliated with the contest.
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