Super Bowl XLVIII

Johnny Galecki Plays "Nice" In New Hyundai Commercial For Super Bowl XLVIII

Award-nominated actor Johnny Galecki, one of the stars of the CBS hit show “The Big Bang Theory,” will headline a 30-second, game-day Hyundai spot during Super Bowl XLVIII onFebruary 2, 2014.

The commercial, titled “Nice,” opens with Galecki behind the wheel of a brand new 2014 Elantra. When an attractive young woman pulls up next to him in the exact same Elantra, he seizes his opportunity and compliments her on their shared good taste. “Nice ride,” he says. The light turns green; a flirtatious game of one-upsmanship ensues. The comedy goes off the rails, with big surprises around every turn. Legendary comedian Richard Lewis even makes a cameo as Galecki’s passenger, adding his own rambling commentary. The creative was developed by Hyundai’s agency of record, INNOCEAN USA, and directed by Super Bowl veteran Jim Jenkins.

The spot is a milestone for Galecki. The Hyundai ad represents the first time he has endorsed a product or brand on air. With an acting career that spans more than 25 years, Galecki is known best for his roles in the award winning series “Roseanne” and “The Big Bang Theory” which enters its 7th season this year. Galecki is currently in pre-production on “Here’s Your Damn Family”, his first project as producer with Ricky Blitt and Stephen McPherson for Warner Bros TV.

“I’ve always loved Super Bowl ads – the commercials during the game are always the highlight for me,” said Galecki. “In this Hyundai spot, there’s a car chase, there’s explosions, and even a car jump – it’s exciting, cinematic and filled with humor. I can’t wait for everyone to see it!”

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SodaStream Unveils Scarlett Johansson as its First-Ever Global Brand Ambassador

SodaStream International Ltd. (SODA) has signed actress Scarlett Johansson as its first-ever Global Brand Ambassador. Johansson, a Tony winner and four-time Golden Globe nominee, will become the face of a new marketing campaign for the world’s leading home carbonation system. The multi-year partnership will kick-off when SodaStream premieres its first ad featuring Johansson during Super Bowl XLVIII on Sunday, February 2, 2014.

“We are thrilled to welcome the remarkably talented Scarlett Johansson into the SodaStream family,” stated Daniel Birnbaum, CEO of SodaStream. “Scarlett is a long-time user and genuine fan of our products, a role model for healthy body image and a champion for environmental responsibility, making her the perfect choice for our global ambassador. She truly embodies our brand values and we are honored to have her join our team.”

Johansson believes that being healthy is about commitment, determination, and self-empowerment. These core values emulate SodaStream’s mission to revolutionize the beverage industry by empowering people with easy-to-use, fun ways to enjoy better-for-you, better-for-the-environment bubbly beverages.

The actress has loved sparkling water since childhood, which led her to discover SodaStream. Now a loyal user for years, Johansson has a soda maker in her home and is an enthusiastic fan of the brand.

“I’ve been using the SodaStream products myself and giving them as gifts for many, many years,” said Johansson. “The company’s commitment to a healthier body and a healthier planet is a perfect fit for me. I love that the product can be tailored to any lifestyle and palate. The partnership between me and SodaStream is a no brainer. I am beyond thrilled to share my enthusiasm for SodaStream with the world!!”

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