Tuesday, February 3, 2015

A roundup of the best responses to that Budweiser commercial

I plugged a few of these in my own personal response blog to Budweiser’s now infamous “Brewed The Hard Way” Super Bowl ad. I thought it was worth spotlighting some of them individually. I highly encourage you to read (and watch) all of them.

NOTE: I’ll update this post with more entries as I find them. If you have one you’d like to recommend let me know in the comments.

Here’s a screen capture of that commercial on YouTube. Compare the likes to the dislikes: 3.3 million views and only 670 people cared enough to give the video a thumbs up? LOL

Capture

THE BLOGS:

The Beer Babe: Why the pro-macro beer Budweiser ad is so dangerous by Carla Jean Lauter
Paste Magazine: Analyzing Budweiser’s Hypocritical, Anti-Craft Beer Super Bowl Ad by Jim Vorel
Brew York: A Hail Mary from Budweiser on Super Bowl Sunday
Denver Westword: Budweiser Takes a Shot at Craft Beer in Super Bowl Ad, Faces Pumpkin Peach Blowback by Jonathan Shikes
Business Insider: People are slamming Budweiser’s super defensive ad that mocks craft beer by Ashley Lutz
The Atlantic: The Super Bowl’s Riskiest Ad by Conor Friedersdorf

THE VIDEOS:
Here’s a brilliant response video by “Hop Stories” on YouTube:

Here’s a crude, albeit funny response by “Drew N” on Youtube (probably NSFW):

Abita Brewing Company even got in the act:

And here’s my friend Simon in Wales doing his best Billy Mays impression by using Budweiser as a cleaning product:

THE TWEETS:





Last, but not least, is probably the most surprising response of all from MillerCoors (read more here)
MC