10 Super Bowl Ads to watch out for

By By The Associated Press

NEW YORK — Actress Scarlett Johansson

gives SodaStream some sex appeal in a controversial spot, Kia revives

actor Laurence

Fishburne's "Matrix" character Morpheus in its commercial. And

cute puppies and kids abound in ads for Cheerios to Anheuser-Busch.

Advertisers are planning to pull out the tools in their arsenal during Super Bowl time this Sunday, including celebrities,

A-list rock bands and cinematic story lines.

Of course, there will still be ad surprises on Sunday with major brands like Chrysler and Coca-Cola staying mum on at least

one of their ads. But the ones that are already out use a variety of tactics to draw viewers' attention.

Overall, marketers are doing a better job getting their branding message across — while still entertaining — than previous

years when a cheap joke or gag ruled supreme, says Kelly O'Keefe, professor of brand strategy at the Virginia Commonwealth

University Brand Center.

"This year there's much more focus on brand personality: the spot has to be both interesting and funny and link back to the

core assets of the brand," he said. "I'm predicting a stronger Super Bowl than last year."

Advertisers are in the game to win. The Super Bowl is advertising's biggest showcase, with more than 108 million people expected

to tune into the game. And companies are paying an estimated $4 million to have their ads be a part of the action.

Here are 10 ads to watch for on Sunday.

1. Anheuser-Busch: The biggest Super Bowl advertiser's ad in the fourth quarter shows an adorable Golden Labrador becoming

enamored with one of the beermaker's iconic Clydesdales to the tune of "Let Her Go" by Passenger.

Online: http://youtu.be/uQB7QRyF4p4

2. General Mill's Cheerios: The cereal maker

brings back an interracial family that starred in a prior spot. This

one shows

a father telling his daughter that they're going to have an

addition to the family, a baby boy. Then, the little girl strongly

suggests they also get a puppy. The ad airs during the first

unscheduled time-out of the game.

Online: http://youtu.be/LKuQrKeGe6g

3. Bank of America: The bank will promote

its partnership with AIDS nonprofit (RED) by having music group U2 sing

their new

single "Invisible." between the first and second quarter. The song

will be a free download on iTunes during the game and for

the following 24 hours. Bank of America will donate $1 each time

it is downloaded to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS.

4. SodaStream: The Israeli at-home soda

maker company has stirred up controversy on two fronts. Their ad

features "Her" actress

Scarlett Johansson touting the health and environmental benefits

of the soda maker and will run in the fourth quarter. The

ad first made waves when the company said it would delete its last

line, "Sorry, Coke and Pepsi," at a request by Fox. Then

on Thursday, Johansson resigned her Oxfam ambassadorship. The

nonprofit was unhappy she was linked with SodaStream, which

operates in Israeli settlements in the West Bank of Palestine.

Oxfam is opposed to that.

Online: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxq4ziu-wrI

5. H&M: The clothing maker's ad in the

second quarter features nifty technology that will allow people with

some Samsung Smart

TVs to order soccer star David Beckham's Bodywear products with

their remote control in real time.

Online: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHxCELegDz4

6. Nestle's Butterfinger: A suggestive teaser ad showed a couple, "Chocolate" and "Peanut Butter," in '70s-style couple's

therapy talking about the need for "change" and "excitement." The actual ad in the third quarter will have a related theme

and Butterfinger is expected to introduce its Peanut Butter Cups with some tongue-in-cheek double entendres.

Online: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1ZCl-NkQuU

7. Beats Music: Ellen DeGeneres reimagines the Goldilocks and The Three Bears fairytale in this ad running in the third quarter

that introduces Beats Music, a streaming music service.

Online: http://youtu.be/jJR6YV4WAnM

8. Wonderful Pistachios: The snack producer showcases comedian Stephen Colbert running amok in two 15-second ads in the second


Online: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKAG7UJ-NWk

9. Kia: In the carmaker's third-quarter ad to introduce its K900 luxury sedan, Laurence Fishburne reprises his "Matrix" role

as Morpheus and displays some surprising operatic skills.

Online: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ob-wn52Dkmk

10. Chrysler: The automaker is bound to

surprise. Always mum ahead of the game, Chrysler has produced some of

the best loved

and most remembered spots during the big game, from Eminem's

"Imported from Detroit" ad in 2011 to last year's "Farmer" ad

featuring scenes of American farmland and a voiceover by

conservative radio broadcaster Paul Harvey. Look for another surprising

spot or two this year.