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Bud Light's Super Millennial-y Ad Makes Fun of Millennial-Themed Ads

U.K. Spot from Wieden + Kennedy Positions Brand as a 'Light-Hearted Beer for a Try-Hard World'

By Alexandra Jardine. Published on Oct 17, 2017

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Bud Light is hoping to stand out in the crowded U.K. beer market (where it's only just launched) with an approach that pokes fun at the current state of advertising.

A new spot by Wieden + Kennedy London features a song that starts with the lyrics: "Super-cool girl, aspirational friends. Lifestyle ad with Bud Light at the end."

It goes on to feature a bunch of recognizable millennial advertising tropes--people having fun on a beach doing stuff like horse-riding and kite-surfing. There's also some ethnic tribal dancing, a cute rabbit and a guy in tight pants. Bud Light is positioned as a "light-hearted beer for a try hard world." It ends with the tagline "Keep it Light."

The spot was directed by Ali Ali at Sonny London.

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Credits

Date
Oct 17, 2017
Agency:
Wieden + Kennedy London
Client:
Bud Light
Creative Director:
Ray Shaughnessy
Creative Director:
Dan Norris
Creative:
Adam Newby
Creative:
Will Wells
Executive Creative Director:
Tony Davidson
Executive Creative Director:
Iain Tait
Group Account Director:
Nick Owen
Account Director:
Will Hunt
Account Manager:
Holly Baker-Cliff
Planning Director:
Andy Wright
Planner:
Harriet Lowson
Creative Producer:
Danny Wallace
TV Producer:
Richard Adkins
Production Company:
Sonny London
Director:
Ali Ali
Producer:
Tim Wild
Post Production:
MPC
Post Producer:
Louise Unwin
Sound Designer:
Aaron Reynolds
Sound Designer:
Wave Studios
Voiceover Artist:
David Callahan
Music and Vocals:
Ned Wolfgang Kelly

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