Thursday, December 10, 2009

Lehigh Valley Jobs / Job Search and Opportunities

Career Search -

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Career Builder strategy - search for that special job online
There is no one surefire single resource to get that job.

You need to understand and use all of the resources available to you. Don't let your biases get in the way. Everything makes sense. Some good resources in addition to personal contacts are:
• third parties (employment agencies and executive search firms).
• help-wanted advertisements.
• management consulting firms.
• alumni placement services.
• professional and technical society placement services.

Peeps® Fest in Bethlehem - First Night - Lehigh Valley Event Calendar

Peeps® Fest
Dec. 30 - 31, 2009
Dec. 30, Noon - 4 p.m. - (Tickets Required)
Dec. 31, Noon - Midnight - As Part of First Night® Bethlehem. Spring & Main Streets, Historic Bethlehem, PA. This holiday season, families are invited to explore the wonderful world of PEEPS® during a brand-new celebration that’s all about their favorite marshmallow treat! PEEPS Fest, presented by Just Born Inc. and ArtsQuest, is a dynamic, two-day event highlighting the delightful confection that has won the hearts and taste buds of people throughout the nation. It’s two days of great music, art and family fun right here in the city where PEEPS are born!

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Friday, August 28, 2009

Lehigh Valley BrewFest 2009 - Brewery Beer comes to Easton, Hugh Moore Park

Lehigh Valley BrewFest 2009
October 17, 2009

Brewfest comes to Hugh Moore Park in Easton, PA. for 2009! Sample beers from across the region and even the country. Live music performances too. Breweries include Allentown/Bethlehem Brew Works, Boulder Beer, Flying Fish, Harpoon Brewery, Lancaster, Stoudts, Tröegs, Weyerbacher, Baltika Boston Beer Company, Bitburger, Cold Spring, Cricket Hill, Duval, Ithaca, Ommegang, Long Trail, Hometown Beverage, Stone, Summit, Unibroue, Ship Inn, Victory. Benefits Equi–librium's therapeutic riding program. Must be 21 to attend.

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Great Allentown Fair, 157th Allentown Fair, September 1 -7, 2009

The Great Allentown Fair
Allentown - September 1 -7, 2009

The Great Allentown Fair celebrates its 157th year offering a fun and educational experience for visitors of all ages. Dedicated to supporting the achievements of farmers, gardeners and homemakers, the Fair enables children to learn where their food comes from while spending an exciting day riding rides, playing games and seeing shows. The young and young at heart will find tantalizing international cuisine, musical concerts, thrill shows, and the latest in gizmos and gadgets.

2009 Grandstand Shows at the Great Allentown Fair:
Jeff Dunham - Showtime: 8 PM
Doors Open: 6:30 PM Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Earth, Wind & Fire and Chicago -Showtime: 7:30 PM
Doors Open: 6 PM Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Kelly Clarkson with special guest Eric Hutchinson and Krista -Showtime: 7 PM
Doors Open: 5:30 PM Thursday, September 3, 2009

Tim MCGraw with special guest Chris Young - Showtime: 7:30 PM
Doors Open: 6 PM Friday, September 4, 2009

Brad Paisley with special guests Dierks Bentley and Jimmy Wayne - Showtime: 7 PM
Doors Open: 5:30 PM Saturday, September 5, 2009

J & J Demolition Derby - featuring the Pick-Up Derby Heat - Showtime: 5 PM
Doors Open: 3:30 PM Monday, September 7, 2009

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Bethlehem, Historic Main Street Art Walk in Downtown Bethlehem

Bethlehem - Historic Main Street Art Walk in Downtown Bethlehem
August 29, 2009
What is ArtWalk? ArtWalk is much like a large, easy-going open house hosted by the Historic District of Downtown Bethlehem, located primarily along Main Street and Broad Streets. Stroll along and enjoy the shops, restaurants, museums and galleries as working local artists and musicians line the sidewalks from 4 to 9pm. Weekly Promo Offer 300 x 250

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Cash for Appliances successor to Cash for Clunkers Trade Up program

Cash for Appliances appears to be the next federal government plan to spend millions of taxpayers dollars on trade-ins. The government wants people to trade up for newer, more energy efficient appliances. Pennsylvania should receive about $12 million from Washington for appliance rebates. The state has until Oct. 15 to file a plan with the U.S. Dept. of Energy detailing on how it intends to use this money.

Pennsylvania has taken steps to encourage purchasing energy efficient appliances and home improvements. In 2009 the state had a $17 million expansion to a state program called KeystoneHELP. This program offers low interest loans and rebates to pay for everything from energy efficient doors to installation of eco friendly heating and cooling systems.

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

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AirTran nonstop flights to Orlando, Fort Lauderdale from LVIA

AirTran is a discount carrier based in Orlando, Fla. It will begin nonstop flights between Lehigh Valley International Airport and both Orlando and Fort Lauderdale, Fla. starting June 25, 2009. AirTran is the eighth airline to operate at LVIA and will give the airport nonstop service to 13 cities.

The airline will offer four flights per week to Orlando with an introductory rate of $79 each way and three to Fort Lauderdale with opening rates of $84 each way. AirTran joins Allegiant Air and DirectAir in flying to Florida from Lehigh Valley International Airport.

In 2008, passenger traffic from LVIA dropped 8 percent, leading to the lowest number of fliers in at least a decade.
Traffic at LVIA peaked in 2004 with more than 1 million passengers. A recent study of local passenger traffic showed that as many as 400 passengers per day are using Newark and Philadelphia Airports to travel to Florida.

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Dorney Park opens May 2009 with Possessed, steel screaming coaster

Dorney Park opens May 2, 2009 with "Possessed", a steel scream machine that sends riders, suspended in harnesses, up the spiral prong of a ''U'' at 50 mph and then drops them down the other side.

This ride actually made it's debut last year as "Voodoo". The name was changed from "Voodoo" to "Possessed" because of some controversy with Six Flags amusement park company.

Six Flags "Voodoo" opened in 1998 at Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo in the San Francisco Bay Area. It's not a coaster however. Dorney's "Voodoo" was hailed as "the first suspended linear induction impulse coaster in the Northeast'' when it opened May 17, 2008. The ride has no chain or motor, and is powered with ''induction force,'' which relies strictly on magnets.

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Thursday, March 12, 2009

The Freddys - 2009 Area Theatre Schedule - Lehigh Valley Musical Awards

The Freddys - 2009 Area Theatre Schedule
The spring high school musical season is now underway. Here in the Lehigh Valley that means the Freddy Awards. These awards honor excellence in high school musical theater and will take place in May at the Easton State Theatre. This year 29 schools are competing for these honors.

APRIL Theatre Schedule - 2009 Freddys

"Back to the '80s," Dieruff High School, 815 N. Irving St., Allentown. 7 p.m. April 2-3; 2 p.m. April 4.

"Sound of Music," Allentown Central Catholic High School, 301 N. Fourth St., Allentown. 7 p.m. April 2-4. General admission, tickets at door.

"Damn Yankees," Whitehall High School, 3800 Mechanicsville Road. 7:30 p.m. April 2-4. Call 610-437-5081,

"Godspell," Parkland High School, 2700 N. Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown. 7:30 p.m. April 2-3; 2 and 7:30 p.m. April 4.

"The Wizard of Oz," Freedom High School, 3149 Chester Ave., Bethlehem Township. 7:30 p.m. April 2-3; 2 and 7:30 p.m. April 4; 2 p.m. April 5. Call 610-867-6630,

"Bye Bye Birdie," Catasauqua High School, 2500 W. Bullshead Road, Northampton. 8 p.m. April 3-4; 2 and 8 p.m. April 5. Call 610-697-0111, ext. 21117.

"Little Shop of Horrors," North Warren Regional High School, 10 Noe Road, Blairstown, N.J. 8 p.m. April 3-4; 2 p.m. April 5. General admission, tickets at door.

"Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat," Bethlehem Catholic High School, 2133 Madison Ave. 7 p.m. April 2-4; 2 p.m. April 5. Call 610-866-0791.

"Grease," Hackettstown High School, 701 Warren St., Hackettstown, N.J. 7 p.m. April 16-18.

"Pippin," Allen High School, 126 N. 17th St., Allentown. 7 p.m. April 23-25. Call 484-951-3271,

"How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying," Warren Hills Regional High School, 41 Jackson Valley Road, Washington, N.J. 7:30 p.m. April 23-25. Call 908-689-3050,

"Grease," Notre Dame High School, 3417 Church Road, Bethlehem Township. 7:30 p.m. April 23-25. Call 610-868-1431.

"Peter Pan," Liberty High School, 1115 Linden St., Bethlehem. 7 p.m. April 24-25, May 1-2; 4 p.m. April 26. Call 610-691-7200,

"Annie Get Your Gun," Pius X High School, 580 Third Ave., Bangor. 7 p.m. April 30, May 1-2. General admission, tickets at the door,

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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Bethlehem Sands Casino to have Emeril Lagasse steakhouse Restaurant

Sources close to the $743 million Bethlehem Casino development hint that a Chef Emeril Lagasse operated steakhouse will anchor the four restaurants that will ring the casino floor when the slots parlor opens on May 22, 2009.

Las Vegas Sands officials plan to announce the lineup of restaurants in the coming weeks. Officials stopped short of confirming that Lagasse would be headlining one of them. ”We look forward to offering a variety of foods in four restaurants that will include a steakhouse by a world-renowned celebrity chef,” said Sands spokesman Ronald Reese. ”But we are not naming names.”

Lagasse has written several best-selling cookbooks. He is best known for his New Orleans-style cooking, but his restaurant themes include seafood, pan-Asian and traditional upscale steakhouse. He has restaurants in New Orleans, Orlando, Miami and Gulfport Mississippi. Lagasse also has three restaurants in Las Vegas. The menu in Bethlehem remains unclear, at this time.

Lehigh Valley Restaurant Guide is a convenient directory of the best restaurants in the greater Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton area.

Friday, March 06, 2009

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Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Happy St. Patrick's Day - Lehigh Valley Events

Allentown St. Patrick's Day Events - Coronation Ball
Mar. 13, 2009
8pm. Coronation Ball at Fearless Fire Co., 1221 S. Front St. Allentown

Allentown St. Patrick's Day Events - Pub Crawl
Mar. 21, 2009
Pub crawl starting at 6:30 pm. at eight West End pubs. At 5 pm. a best-legs-in-kilt contest for both men and women starts at Jack Callaghan's Ale House at 2027 Tilghman St. Allentown

Allentown St. Patrick's Day Events - Mass
Mar. 22, 2009
9:15 am. Mass at Immaculate Conception Church, 501 Ridge Ave., Allentown

Inaugural West End St. Patrick's Day 5k Race
Mar. 22, 2009
The St Patrick's Day Parade, the largest in the region, starts at 1:30pm at 19th and Liberty and will run along closed city streets. Runners will be cheered and encouraged by the thousands of people who come out to enjoy one of Allentown's longest-standing traditions. Registration is $25 plus a small processing fee. Awards will be given out to the top three male and female finishers. Proceeds from the race benefit the West End Alliance.

Allentown St. Patrick's Day Events - Breakfast
Mar. 22, 2009
9 - 11 am. at Knights of Columbus home, 1519 Greenleaf St., Allentown. Advance tickets required; call 610-443-0429

Allentown St. Patrick's Day Parade
Mar. 22, 2009
Parade starts at 1:30 pm. near 19th and Liberty Streets.

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$743 million Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem to open May 22, 2009 for Memorial Day weekend.

The $743 million Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem will open May 22, 2009 just in time for the Memorial Day weekend with 3,000 slot machines and 4 eateries. Big question however in this recession economy is - Will people come?

Las Vegas Sands Corp who is building the project has been forced to scale back because of the recession. Work was stopped on the hotel and shopping mall portion of the project. The Bethlehem Sands will open with 3,000 slot machines and four restaurants on the site of Bethlehem Steel's former plant.

The Sands Corp feels that the Bethlehem casino's proximity to millions of potential customers in New York and northern New Jersey gives it an advantage because gamblers will not have to fly to get to their new casino.

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Las Vegas and other destination gambling markets continue to struggle as consumers scale back spending. Pennsylvania's casino industry however continues to grow, and posted a 6.7 % increase in gross terminal revenues from January 2008 to January 2009, according to state statistics.

Are you planning to visit the casino this year and gamble?

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Now, 2009 is the Best time to buy a new car - Car Prices are low !

Timing is everything and if you're in the market for a new car, good timing can actually save you money. There are many times throughout the year when there are excellent deals on new cars. It seems, everywhere you turn, there are calendar year-end deals, model year-end deals, discounts, rebates, and other promotions.

So, when is the best time to buy and can consumers take advantage of these deals?

Now is the time to buy! 2009 – there will never be a better time to buy a car. There are big incentives out there and dealers are discounting like crazy as they try to get aging inventory off their lots.

Auto sales are forecast to stay low until at least the end of 2009.
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And while some think car prices will continue to drop, they probably won't. Manufacturers have been drastically cutting production. That means that inventories will get lower, manufacturers will have less need to pile on incentives and dealers won't be as worried about getting cars off their lots quickly.

2009 - from a price perspective, this really is the best time to buy.

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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Top 5 Career paths that offer good job prospects

A bachelor's degree in accounting can get you started in this rapidly growing profession, which paid an annual average salary of $63,180 in 2007, according to The Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS).

Computer Software Engineer
If you enjoy math and computer science, you can earn your bachelor's degree in computer science or in computer engineering and become a computer software engineer. In 2007, you would have made a yearly average wage of $85,660.

Dental Hygienist
An online dental hygiene program can help prepare you for this lucrative career, which is expected to grow 30 percent by 2016. In 2007, dental hygienists made an annual average salary of $64,910.
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Elementary Teacher
You'll need a bachelor's degree in education or another related field. Certification requirements vary by state, but in 2007 elementary teachers earned $50,040 on average, with the added bonus of time off during the year.

Hospitals, doctors' offices, clinics, and nursing homes will need nurses with a bachelor's degree or an associate's degree from an approved nursing program. The 2.5 million nurses in this country made, on average, $62,480 annually in 2007.

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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Americans' Standard of Living Permanently Changed - “Damaged” by Stimulus and "The Worst Is Yet to Come"

Americans' Standard of Living has "permanently changed", “Damaged” by the Stimulus and the "Worst Is Yet to Come".

The American consumer is hurting in the face of a triple whammy:
• a burst housing bubble,
• financial market meltdown
• rising unemployment.

But "the worst is yet to come," Some economists and financial experts believe American's standard of living is undergoing a "permanent change" - and not for the better as a result of:
· An $8 trillion negative wealth effect from declining home values.
· A $10 trillion negative wealth effect from weakened capital markets.
· A $14 trillion consumer debt load amid "exploding unemployment", leading to "exploding bankruptcies."
· Unemployment

America, you do not have to be an economist or financial expert to come to this same conclusion. All you have to do is turn on the television or open the daily newspaper.

Petition Senate and Congress for tax credits for home energy efficiency and home improvements – Green Stimulus Plan

This is an open call to all Americans to petition your Senator and Congressman to immediate pass a personal tax credit for home improvements and renovations that increase energy efficiency. The improvements would reduce the use of electricity or other utilities for heating and cooling and stimulate the sluggish economy.

Top 3 Immediate Benefits from a needed home energy stimulus:
• the improvements would save energy consumption in America and reduce foreign oil dependence.

• the improvements would stimulate remodeling and construction business in America and would put more people to work.

• the individual homeowner would save money with the tax credit while improving the value of his home.

If you agree call or write your Senator or Congressman NOW !

Americans spent over $10.9 billion on medical care for their pets in 2008.

Survey results conducted by the American Pet Products Association estimates that Americans spent over $10.9 billion on medical care for their pets in 2008. Considering the current economic recession in the American economy this statistic is very impressive. Many veterinarians report that medical care for a family’s pet is a top concern for them regardless of what impact the cost may have on their monthly budget.
The attitude among many pet owners seems to be that they will not cut back on health care for their pets despite the current economic pressures that they are under.

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Breakdown of money spent on pets for 2008 includes:
• Food - $16.9 Billion
• Veterinary care - $10.9 Billion
• Supplies and OTC medicine - $10.3 Billion
• Animal purchases - $2.1 Billion
• Pet services: grooming and boarding - $3.2 Billion

As you can see America loves their pets.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Top 5 Cities - Vacant Homes and Apartments in the City - Census Data

The Census Bureau released on Feb. 3 2009 the top cities with vacant homes and apartments based on fourth-quarter data. These rankings are a combination of rental and homeowner vacancy rates. Las Vegas is in the top spot followed by Detroit in 2nd. place. Atlanta came in 3rd., Greensboro, N.C. was 4th., and Dayton, Ohio 5th.
        Top Vacant Cities:
        1. Las Vegas
        2. Detroit
        3. Atlanta
        4. Greensboro, N.C.
        5. Dayton, Ohio

What does this mean to you? Well vacancy rates in these spots spell lots of empty neighborhoods in these cities. Las Vegas and Orlando, are largely victims of the recent housing bust. Other cities like Detroit and Dayton are casualties of the long industrial decline that has occured in America. The loss of manufacturing to the point that America is now a 2/3 service driven economy.

We need to get more manufacturing back to this country that will in turn create more jobs. The increase in jobs will in turn allow more people to buy homes and rent apartments.

Monday, February 16, 2009

United States National Debt tops $10 Trillion

The Outstanding Public Debt as of 4 Mar 2009 at 03:16:50 AM GMT is: $10,946,695,331,744.33

The estimated population of the United States is 305,750,788
so each citizen's share of this debt is $35,802.67.

The National Debt has continued to increase an average of
$3.71 billion per day since September 28, 2007!

Concerned? Then tell Congress and the White House!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

America’s Got Talent – Las Vegas has gone Nuts

I must admit that I do not follow the “America’s Got Talent” television series but I got curious about a story I read about a prior winner. The 2007 winner was a ventriloquist named Terry Fator. I made it a point to view a video of Mr. Fator and was surprised at his ability and talent. He is very, very good. That being said, the thing that caught my attention was the story that he landed a 5 year $100 million deal at the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas. That’s correct, $100 million for a talented ventriloquist. America is truly the land of opportunity or has gone completely nuts.

Is this another example of excess and misguided priorities in our society to go along with the overpaid athletes and Hollywood starlets? It is a shame that this country doesn’t financial reward other talented people as well. People like the fire fighters, policemen, nurses, teachers and other worthy professions that provide a valuable service. This is America 2009, a little shallower, a little more skewed and a bit confused in it’s priorities.


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There is no one surefire single resource to get that job.

You need to understand and use all of the resources available to you. Don’t let your biases get in the way. Everything makes sense.

Some good resources in addition to personal contacts are:
• third parties (employment agencies and executive search firms).
• help-wanted advertisements.
• management consulting firms.
• alumni placement services.
• professional and technical society placement services.

Be inventive and take initiative. It’s up to you to make the phone ring. Your results from any resource will be as worthwhile as your level of aggressiveness and persistence.

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Monday, February 09, 2009

Valentine’s Day 2009 - What does a Girl get her Guy ?

I just amaze myself sometimes at how clever I can be. But
that’s what she loves about me. I can’t wait until Valentine’s day to see what she got me. Now the hard part is what do I get her?

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Political Language – Words & Phrases that Mislead, Deceive, & Distort the Truth

A politician’s greatest asset is the “manipulation of the English language”. These politicians are a “wily” and “crafty” bunch. That is probably the main reason why the American public rate politicians consistently at the bottom of the barrel. The most important part of any “bill” is not the “content” but the title because with the proper “title” comes the passing or failing of that bill.

Let's face it, the average Joe is either too busy or too self absorbed to spend time in researching the content of a bill - a bill that will affect his very life. Don’t fool yourself either – many if not all bills affect our lives either directly or indirectly. What is left – the title? Yes, the title of a bill gives us a general idea and the crafty politician will use ALL the necessary manipulative words to convince us what he wants us to believe is in the bill whether it is or not.

Perception is all that matters to the politician in the end. The perception that he wants you to believe.

How about a current Example:

The current “Stimulus” bill before the Congress. Yes a “Stimulus” job creating bill.
It’s not a “Pork” bill filled with wasteful provisions.
It’s not a “Spending “ bill on useless projects.
It’s not a “Payback” bill to each congressmen’s folks back home.

Monday, February 02, 2009

Valentine’s Day - What does a Guy get his Valentine?

Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, 2009 is rapidly approaching guys. Did you know that the U.S. Greeting Card Association estimates approximately one billion valentines are sent each year worldwide, making the day the second largest card-sending holiday of the year behind Christmas. Who does all of that counting?

Finding the right Valentine’s Day gift is probably the most difficult shopping experience in a guy’s life. After all this is the “Day of Love”. After a few years I am all out of ideas. I did the flowers thing, then there was the candy year. Last year was the stuffed teddy bear. Two years before that it was the teddy bear with candy. That one was good - I sure know how to pick candy. Jewelry was a winner but I can’t do that this year I need to save that one for her birthday.

Oh, I give up - I guess it will be flowers this year!

Say it with flowers

Super Bowl XLIII - Winner of Worst Commercial Ad 2009

The winner of the Worst Superbowl Ad in our humble opinion has to go to the “Pepsi McGruber Super Bowl Ad”. MacGruber, from the Saturday Night Live sketches, appeared in a sixty-second spot for Pepsi that aired during Super Bowl XLIII. It featured the character drinking all the Pepsi he could get on an illegal supply ship while trying to diffuse a bomb in fifteen seconds. Though he denies that he is sponsored by the product in the commerical, he admits that he legally changed his name to “PepSuber”.

Beside the fact that this Ad was just plain stupid! What is it with all of that camera movement. Did Pepsi pay so much for the commercial that they had to use a hand held camera and get all of that shaking. What Advertising genius thinks that all of that movement adds to the drama of the commercial. It just made me want to vomit. How about the guy at Pepsi who paid for this Ad! What was he looking at when he signed off on this garbage.

Runner-up for the worst commercial has to go to Teleflora who ran an Ad for the first time in the company's 75 year history. If we are lucky it will be another 75 years before we have to see another of their Ads. Talking flowers in a box that begin to insult a girl when she opens the box. Enough already with this crude attempt at humor. Crude humor is just plain "crude" and not funny.

Sunday, February 01, 2009

Super Bowl XLIII - Super Bowl, Super Commercials, Super Hype

It has been reported that Super Bowl 30 second advertisements will cost $3 million.

A huge favorite every year in the Super Advertising spectacle is GoDaddy.
The hype around Go Daddy's Super Bowl commercial started well before the Big Game! This year, visitors can watch TWO hot new ads on and vote for the one they want to see during the big game.

Look for the ETrade Baby commercial in the 2nd Quarter, the Castrol commercial in the 1st half, Go Daddy in the 1st Quarter, Audi in the 1st Quarter as well. The Pepsi Max commercial in both the 1st and 4th Quarters, and Bridgestone in the 1st and 3rd Quarters.

Budweiser will run different commercials in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Quarters. Clydesdale Romance and more. Other advertisements from Coca-Cola in 3rd Quarter, Denny's in the 3rd Quarter, Taco Bell in the 4th Quarter and many more.