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Posts Tagged ‘Bud Light’

When Brands Bite Back: World Cup Edition

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Just when you thought nothing interesting was going to come of the World Cup following that gut-wrenching tie against Portugal, we have a notable player accused of mastication.

During a game that pitted Uruguay against Italy, Luis Suarez (the gentleman seen checking his incisors above) got in a tangle with Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini (the other guy). And then, Suarez got the munchies and bit Chiellini. Thank God for Twitter, because some notable brands decided to have some fun at Suarez’s expense with hashtags, original thoughts, subtle product placement, and even a few sponsored tweets.

It was all in fun, of course, until Suarez got suspended for nine games and banned from “any football-related activity” for four months.

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BBDO Scores More Beer

bud_light_lime_largeAnd now for some more BBDO news: the agency’s ongoing relationship with Anheuser-Busch got a bit fruitier today as its Chicago office won the Bud Light Lime account from Steve Stoute’s Translation.

This move comes less than a year after Bud Light made the same switch; Energy BBDO will run the account.

From AB’s official statement:

“…we are moving Bud Light extensions work to BBDO now to gain synergies.”

And yes, “Translation continues to be a valued creative partner and collaborator on our successful Budweiser Made in America program.”

Just not in Chicago.