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- BILLS FAN NAMED FINALIST IN NFL’S SUPER BOWL COMMERCIAL CONTEST
St. Joe’s grad emerges as finalist in NFL’s “Pitch Us Your Idea For The Best Super Bowl Commercial Ever Seriously” contest
PORTSMOUTH, NH—When the NFL announced it would be sponsoring the first-ever “Pitch Us Your Idea For The Best Super Bowl Commercial Ever Seriously” contest, Gino Bona was determined to create a concept and get his 30 seconds of fame.
On November 17, Bona, born and raised in the Town of Tonawanda and a current New Hampshire resident, headed to Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey to present his concept. He was joined by several thousand contestants in East Rutherford as well as Dallas and Denver, the other audition cities.
Bona had ninety seconds to present his concept, titled “It’s So Hard To Say Goodbye.” The concept comically details the imminent depression football fans experience once the Super Bowl is over. It even showcased Bona’s singing ability as he sang parts of the classic Boyz II Men ballad sporadically through his pitch.
The judging panel responded favorably to Bona’s concept and, last week, a league representative contacted Bona to tell him the good news: he was selected as one of 12 national finalists from thousands of entries.
The grand prize winner will be determined by an executive advertising committee and online voting at NFL.com. The site includes profiles of all 12 finalists as well as video clips of their pitches.
Online voting begins today and will run through January 7. The grand-prize includes a trip for two to Super Bowl XLI in Miami, and a chance to have the winning concept made into a commercial aired during the televised broadcast of Super Bowl XLI.
“I want to win so Bills fans can have something to celebrate during a Super Bowl,” said Bona. “We’ve waited far too long for that.”
For more information about this contest, please visit http://www.nfl.com/superad.
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