YouTube Ad Blitz

An interactive football game on the sport's biggest day

by YouTube

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The Story

What's the second-most important thing happening on Super Bowl Sunday? The ads, of course. YouTube wanted to take advantage of this fact and let viewers vote for their favorite commercials. To engage them further, McCann New York created "Toss & Catch," a game for up to four players included on the main Ad Blitz page, where users can also check out all the Super Bowl commercials. "Toss & Catch" is a platform that lets users digitally recreate controversial Super Bowl plays that had them screaming at the TV.

  • YouTube Ad Blitz
  • YouTube Ad Blitz

Ad Blitz, YouTube’s channel for watching and voting for 2014’s Super Bowl commercials, is powered by HTML5. Users can access it on desktop, mobile, tablet or a combination of devices.

The Technology


The Results

Launch date: February 2, 2014

We achieved over 4 million site visits in 24 hours. Over 555,000 individual votes helped make this year's Ad Blitz the most immersive Super Bowl commercial hub we've ever created.


Million site visits to date


Million site visits in 24 hours


Virtual footballs tossed

The Team

The Zoo (Google)
  • Carlyn Sylvester, Interactive Producer
  • Leena El-Omar, Program Manager
  • Kariyushi Casper, Interactive Project Manager
  • Pablo Vio, Creative Director
  • Roger Dario, Designer
  • Josh Ingleby, 3D/Motion Artist

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