26 October 2005

Fake Beer, Real Funny

Don't you really feel betrayed when a company or product you detest more than just about anything has a campaign that's just about better than anything else in the commercials market?

So has it been for me since I landed here and started listening to radio ads for Budweiser in their "Real Men of Genius" campaign.

Yes, I work for Starbucks so you might expect me to be less than amused at the "Mr Fancy Coffee Shop Coffee Pourer" ad, but I thought it was funny, and so is "Mr In the Car Nose Picker". And that's part of my issue, they're all really funny.

Apparently, though, Airtran and Southwestern, two of the larger low-price airlines here, got a little miffed by "Mr Discount Airline Pilot Guy"

The text is posted below since Bud are hunting the audio down and removing it, but you might still find it here.

Bud Light Presents...Real Men of Genius

Real Men of Genius

Today we salute you, Mr Discount Airline Pilot Guy

Mr Discount Airline Pilot Guy

Your minimal experience flying a plane will never land you at a reputable airline. Luckily, you don't work for one.

Look at me, I'm flying!

Sure, we're concerned for our lives; just not as concerned as saving nine bucks on a round trip to Fort Myers.


The most direct route to Houston? Through Fort Lauderdale. With layovers in Detroit, Vancouver and Kalamazoo.

I can't feel my legs!

So crack open a nice cold Bud Light, oh Skipper of the Skies. You put the "fly" in "fly by night operation".

Mr Discount Airline Pilot Guy

Budweiser Beer. Anheuser-Busch, Missouri.

So pissed off were Airtran, that they have threatened to stop serving Bud on their planes (the real question for me is why they were serving it in the first place) until Budweiser issue an apology.

I'm assuming it's an apology for the commercial they want, not the quality of their beer.

Hey Fellow, you have a top-notch blog here!
If you have a moment, please have a look at my air tran airlines site.
Good luck!
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