ST. LOUIS, Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Anheuser-Busch today announced it will debut five new ads during the Super Bowl XLVIII broadcast on FOX on Sunday, Feb. 2. Iconic brands, Bud Light and Budweiser will represent Anheuser-Busch in 3.5 minutes of creative.
“The Super Bowl is the biggest moment in sports and advertising,” said Paul Chibe, vice president, U.S. marketing. “With the largest television audience of the year, it’s an unprecedented opportunity and we make the most of it. We have a game plan in place this year to deliver creative that celebrates Bud Light and Budweiser while reaching loyal beer drinkers and new generations.”
Super Bowl XLVIII marks the launch of Bud Light’s new creative campaign, “The Perfect Beer for Whatever Happens.” The campaign kicks off with two corresponding “Epic Night” units— totaling 90 seconds and telling one cohesive story across two ad blocks—featuring top celebrity surprises when they are least expected. The Bud Light “Epic Night” spots were created by BBDO.
“‘The Perfect Beer for Whatever Happens’ will be the most robust and digitally integrated campaign in Bud Light history,” said Rob McCarthy, vice president, Bud Light. AKQA is the lead agency for Bud Light digital.
The official beer sponsor of the NFL will also use advertising’s biggest stage to debut the new Bud Light reclosable aluminum bottle with a 30-second spot title “So Cool.” Holding the coveted 1A position in the game, “So Cool” will feature the world debut of a new song from a well-known artist. The spot was created by Cannonball.
Budweiser will be in the game with a 60-second and a 30-second spot—both featuring the world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales. Budweiser will continue its long-standing support of the U.S. military and celebrate returning troops with “Hero’s Welcome.”
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