How Esurance's $US1.5 Million Giveaway Won The Super Bowl Post-Game [THE BRIEF]

John Krasinski for EsuranceYouTube/EsuranceActor John Krasinski for Esurance.

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Esurance might have won the Super Bowl from a social media perspective by airing the first ad after the Super Bowl. In it, actor John Krasinski explains that the online car insurance company saved $US1.5 million by airing its commercial after the game instead of during it, and had decided instead to give that $US1.5 million to a lucky person who tweets #EsuranceSave30. Naturally, my Twitter feed was full of the hashtag in the moments following the game:

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