With the Super Bowl quickly approaching, I decided to do a bit of research on just how successful companies are after forking up millions for a 30-second commercial spot.

It turns out that the stock price of publicly traded firms that ran Super Bowl ads beat the S&P 500 performance in 10 of the last 12 years. During the two-week period of time just before and after the 1996-2007 Super Bowls, the companies that ran these ads beat the S&P by 1.3%.

So this Sunday when you are on the couch, possibly drinking a beer or wine cooler, don't forget to pay special attention to those TV commercials.


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