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Seth Rogen and Paul Rudd to Pitch Big Ideas in Samsung's Super Bowl Ad

January 31, 2013

Samsung has some fun with the NFL's strict trademark rules around the Super Bowl (see Adweek's own banner above for evidence of that) in the 60-second spot below starring Seth Rogen, Paul Rudd and Breaking Bad's Bob Odenkirk—a teaser for the company's two-minute in-game spot.

The finished ad, created by 72andSunny and directed by Jon Favreau, will air during the fourth quarter of Sunday's broadcast.

In the teaser, Rogen and Rudd pitch ideas to Odenkirk for a Super Bowl commercial—except Odenkirk won't let them say "Super Bowl," or the names of the two teams that are playing.

The full two-minute ad, titled "The Big Pitch," as well as an extended version, will be released online later this week. Consumers will be able to weigh in on their favorite moments and win prizes using the hashtag #TheNextBigThing.

"The anticipation of Super Bowl ads creates a unique consumer experience," said Todd Pendleton, chief marketing officer of Samsung Mobile. "The Next Big Thing campaign has allowed us the flexibility to tap into significant cultural moments and relevant conversations while showcasing our innovation."

Last year's Samsung Super Bowl ad, directed by Bobby Farrelly, wrapped up the marketer's sarcastic portrayal of Apple fanboys with a circus-like execution.

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