Sunday, February 3, 2008

Update: Bob's House ASL Superbowl Ad

The ad is ready for viewing on, but I have it here so you can view it directly:

Also the NAD (National Association of the Deaf) has released this statement showing its support for the Ad as well as PepsiCo and EnAble:
NAD Salutes PepsiCo for its Super Bowl Ad in ASL
Posted February 1, 2008

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Much excitement among deaf people worldwide has been generated by the forthcoming PepsiCo commercial, “Bob’s House,” to be aired during the pre-game portion of Super Bowl Sunday. The 60-second ad, based on a long-standing joke in the American deaf community, is presented in American Sign Language (ASL) without sound – to catch the attention of millions of viewers in an otherwise boisterous pre-game environment. The ad also displays captions so the dialogue can be understood by viewers who do not sign.

The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) applauds PepsiCo’s employee network, EnAble, for its efforts in “creating an inclusive environment for people of different abilities.” This ad, created by and featuring PepsiCo employees, showcases people who know and use American Sign Language. The NAD salutes PepsiCo for giving this “performance with a purpose” the biggest stage possible – Super Bowl Sunday.

Numerous news outlets have carried stories about the forthcoming PepsiCo ad, in addition to preliminary ad and behind-the-scenes footage featured on the company website, also picked up on by individual blogsites within the deaf community. With response to the ad being overwhelmingly positive, the NAD anticipates an outpouring of affirmative feedback once the ad is broadcast.

“Commercials that are broadcast on Super Bowl Sunday are among the most widely viewed spots of the year,” notes NAD President Bobbie Beth Scoggins. “We are enthusiastic about this ad, and know that it will raise the bar with regard to enhanced public awareness about the American deaf community, its rich culture, and American Sign Language.”

She adds, “I encourage everyone who sees the ad to contact PepsiCo at this link and thank them for this clever and entertaining commercial. This is one way to show our appreciation for the tremendous step taken by PepsiCo and EnAble to increase awareness about inclusion and diversity by showcasing its ad entirely in American Sign Language.” Messages of appreciation may be sent to PepsiCo by e-mail at the link above or by mail to 700 Anderson Hill Road Purchase, NY 10577.

Have a good Super Sunday!