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FTC to Review Anheuser-Busch’s Claims that Coors Light Cans Have Been Overhyped

Ever feel like advertisers are just corporate versions of children who fight on the playground and then whine to the teacher about who broke the rules or who hit who first? Stories like this sometimes make us wonder if the FTC feels like it’s managing a classroom full of brawling kindergarteners.

MillerCoors has made some pretty lofty claims about its Coors Light can of late, calling it “the world’s most refreshing can,” promising a “smoother, more refreshing pour,” and even claiming that the can “could change everything … this technological masterpiece will revolutionize barbecues, beach parties and tailgates.”

But what does any of that actually mean? Is the can truly technologically superior to other beer cans? Does it really make beer taste better? That’s what competitor Anheuser-Busch would like to know, so it filed a complaint with The National Advertising Division of the Advertising Self-Regulatory Council, which investigates complaints to ensure advertisers don’t overstep federal regulations.

In hopes of settling the matter, the council attempted to engage MillerCoors in a review of its claims. Generally, it’s a good move for advertisers to play ball with the ASRC, as doing so can prevent government involvement. MillerCoors, however, refused to participate in the review, prompting the council to forward the case to the Federal Trade Commission. Read more

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Roll Call: Social@Ogilvy, VPE Public Relations, MillerCoors, and More

Social@Ogilvy–a new Ogilvy & Mather practice created to connect the agency’s global social media experts and deliver solutions across all areas of business–appointed Peter Fasano as senior vice president and head of Social@Ogilvy Atlanta. Reporting to Ogilvy Public Relations (Ogilvy PR) Atlanta managing director Mickey Nall, Fasano leads a growing team dedicated to developing and implementing cutting-edge social business strategies and solutions for clients. (Release)

VPE Public Relations announced the hiring of Veronica Rodriguez as account director as the organization expands its East Coast operations. In her new role, Rodriguez will oversee the Verizon Wireless account and expand the agency’s business on the East Coast. She will be based in New York. Rodriguez previously served as a senior PR and social media manager at Hispanic PR and advertising agencies in New York. (PRWeek)

MillerCoors has appointed Rudy Rodriguez senior director for multicultural marketing. Mr. Rodriguez comes to MillerCoors from General Mills, where he spent nine years as director for multicultural marketing. According to a MillerCoors memo, Rodriguez will be responsible for “leading our multicultural team to acquire more volume and share among Hispanic, African-American and LGBT audiences.” (AdAge)

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