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Posted by: Burt Helm on October 27, 2008
The election’s best campaign ad arrived less than two weeks before November 4. We find the guys from Budweiser’s original “Wassup” ad, which ran during the 2000 Superbowl, in a shot-for-shot “2008” parody. Then we see that the Bush years have not treated these once-content beer drinkers well.
Watch the original first to appreciate the latest version.
A couple of “hey-isn’t-this-a-sign-of-the-times” observations: The spot wasn’t created by an official candidate, but it wasn’t an amateur effort either. The fact it’s spreading via YouTube is no surprise, but it would be just as effective as a paid spot on TV.
News, opinions, inflammatory meanderings and occasional ravings about the world of advertising, marketing and media. By marketing editor Burt Helm, Innovation Editor Helen Walters, and senior correspondent Michael Arndt.