What if Cam Newton was the quarterback for a Pee Wee football team, and Miranda Kerr was the coach?
Buick is still working to forge a more youthful, hipper image, and the brand’s commercial for Super Bowl 51 uses celebrities in a humorous ad that continues to fight the perception the marque’s models are stodgy and boring. The ad titled Pee Wee runs during the first quarter of the game, but you can watch it right now streaming online.
The ad revolves around two dads watching their kids play Pee Wee football. In between plays, the guys see a Cascada parking. One of the dads admires it, and the other replies, “If that’s a Buick, then my kid is Cam Newton.” The young quarterback on the field suddenly transforms into the Carolina Panthers’ star QB. Later, a similar boast at the arrival of an Encore brings supermodel Miranda Kerr onto the sidelines for final humorous moment.
It is quite a charming ad, especially a portion where Newton throws a pass that lets a kid score a touchdown in a unique way. Kerr doesn’t get much to do in the commercial, though.
Buick launched its first ever Super Bowl commercial last year. The spot for the Cascada followed a similar formula as this one by pairing sports star Odell Beckham Jr. in a light-hearted ad with actress and model Emily Ratajkowski.
If you care about cars more than the game, then there are plenty of Super Bowl ads to enjoy this year. In addition to Buick, Audi, Ford, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Lexus, and Mercedes-Benz are airing commercials for getting the attention of one of the biggest audiences of the year in the U.S.
If you like the full version of Buick’s commercial above, check out the clips below to see a 30-second version of the ad and a behind-the-scenes look with Newton and Kerr shooting the spot.
Cam Newton, Miranda Kerr and Buick Make a Not-So-Pee-Wee Super Bowl Team
Buick returns to Super Bowl with new ad spotlighting Cascada convertible and Encore compact luxury SUV
DETROIT — Today Buick unveiled a new Super Bowl ad starring NFL MVP Cam Newton and supermodel Miranda Kerr. The spot invites fans to “Experience the New Buick” by resetting expectations about the brand’s modern vehicles. The lighthearted commercial shows surprising reactions to the beauty and sophistication of Buick vehicles such as the Encore SUV and Cascada convertible and provokes viewers with its “That’s a Buick?” theme.
A 60-second version of the ad will air in the first quarter of Super Bowl 51. It is Buick’s second year in a row advertising during the game, part of a broader advertising campaign to promote a fast-growing brand in the process of launching seven new models in under 24 months.
“Buick is experiencing unprecedented sales success and consumer awareness backed by remarkable third-party quality and reliability validation,” said Duncan Aldred, vice president of Global Buick Sales, Service and Marketing. “Our latest vehicles like the Encore and Cascada belong in the spotlight on a global stage only the Super Bowl can offer.”
The ad, aptly titled “Pee Wee,” takes place at a Pee Wee football game where two dads are in the stands watching their kids play. As a Buick pulls into the parking lot, one of the men says, “Check out that Buick!” with delight. The other dad says, “If that’s a Buick, then my kid is Cam Newton,” and an interesting turn of events follows. The full ad is viewable on Buick’s YouTube channel: youtube.com/buick.
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“Every time I take the field, I aim to shatter traditional expectations of the quarterback position,” said Newton. “Buick’s doing the same thing with this ad, and I think everyone watching will love it. It was so fun going back to the Pee Wee field with such great kids.”
“I am excited to star in Buick’s Super Bowl ad this year,” said Kerr. “The commercial is fun and filled with some unexpected surprises, and showcases how beautiful and cool the Buick Cascada and Encore are.”
Buick’s current lineup of vehicles has received numerous third-party accolades. KBB labeled it Best Value in Luxury Brand for four consecutive years, and Buick ranked Highest in Sales Satisfaction among Mass Market Brands by J.D. Power1.
Buick is an international modern luxury brand offering vehicles with sculpted designs, luxurious interiors and thoughtful personal technologies, along with responsive-yet-efficient performance. Buick is attracting new customers with its portfolio of award-winning luxury models in North America and China. Learn more about Buick cars and crossovers at www.buick.com, on Twitter @buick, on Instagram, or at www.facebook.com/buick