Throwback Thursday: What Past Super Bowl Ads Said About the Economy

#TBT: For some economic history and a bit of fun, we can look at Apple 1984, the Sock Puppet, and other past Super Bowl ads.

What Super Bowl Ads Really Tell Us

For a smile, some economic history, and a look at how companies make some money, Super Bowl ads say a lot in just thirty seconds.

Why a Super Bowl Ad Can Cost $5 Million

Perfect for brands like Snickers and Bud Light, $5 million Super Bowl ads have the audience and the hype that lets large firms share a distinct message.

The Reason CBS Can Charge $5 Million for a Super Bowl Ad

Able to charge monopoly prices for Super Bowl ads, CBS is getting $5 million for a 30-second ad from firms that include Anheuser-Busch, Coca-Cola and Pepsi.

The Reason NBC Can Charge $4.5 Million for a Super Bowl Ad

Because of monopoly pricing power, as a price maker with sole Super Bowl broadcast rights, NBC can charge $4.5 million for a 30 second ad slot.

Is $3.9 Million the Right Price for a Super Bowl Ad?

In an ad for the (Super Bowl) ad, Stephen Colbert talks about Wonderful Pistachios. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKAG7UJ-NWk Fox said its Super Bowl TV ad inventory (estimated at 65 spots) for the game is sold out. According to Ad Age, that inventory included…