It was that time of year again—when everyone looks forward to watching commercials and debating which companies hit and which companies missed. Yes, Super Bowl LII happened yesterday and there was no shortage of funny, sad, strange, and intriguing ads during the commercial breaks. What those of us in Minnesota also learned was that advertising surrounding the Super Bowl is not limited to those made-for-tv commercials. Indeed, the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee planned a 10-day extravaganza in downtown Minneapolis that featured not only NFL and Super Bowl-related advertising, but a number of company-sponsored ads, tents/booths, and activities. The Host Committee also created the “Bold North” tagline, which was featured all over downtown and on various types of merchandise. According to a recent article in the Twin Cities Pioneer Press, a small group of Host Committee members came up with the tag line three years ago and it stuck. To see how the Host Committee utilized this tag line as a brand, take a look at the Minnesota Super Bowl website.