Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Real Genius

I may not like the mass produced swill they call "beer" that flows endlessly from their massive Super Wal-Mart sized breweries - edifices that dwarf some small towns (it's not their fault that most Americans have absolutely no taste) - but one thing Anheuser-Busch knows how to do is produce great ad campaigns. In particular, the Real Men of Genius radio advertisements that started back in 1999.

I give huge props to A-B for changing the name from Real American Heroes to RMoG after 9/11 because they no longer wanted to use the term "hero" in such a manner.

Like I've done with the "Funny Beer Commercial of the Week" and other beer related hilarities and parodies, I'm going to start compiling a Real Men of Genius list over on the sidebar that will let you click on and listen to (but not download, this ain't a P2P network!) as many of the ads as I can find - right from this website. At last count there were about 170 of them (give or take), with more being made all the time. This will likely take a while. That, or I'll get a cease and desist letter from A-B telling me to yank them.

Whichever... I suggest you keep coming back here - OFTEN! Ain't I sly?


"The Beer Hermit" said...

Morning, Beer Geek.

You know, speaking of advertising.....

The news of the Coors/Molson/Miller merger was being talking about in a big way during yesterday's Boulder County Brew Cruise that Left Hand Brewing put on.

Before the river of beer made us talk in just vowels....several folks commented that this merger might help Coors Light come up with a better advertising idea. It appears the silly silver train doesn't move their creativity meter much and I, for one, am getting pretty tired of the annual Elvira rollout for Halloween.

the beer hermit

Eli the Mad Man said...

Soooooooo jealous that you're up there enjoying all those suds! ;)

Frankly, I don't care what Moors, er... Ciller, er... Molsiller does. I don't drink ANY of their beers ANY of the time.

As Warsteiner uses in their ad campaign: Life is too short to drink cheap beer. "Colsoniller", along with A-B, IS cheap beer.