Bud Light Super Bowl 2017 Ad Stars A Ghost Spuds MacKenzie Bull Terrier

Posted: Feb 2 2017, 1:21pm CST | by , in News | Super Bowl


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Bud Light Super Bowl 2017 Ad Stars a Ghost Spuds MacKenzie Bull Terrier

The Bud Light Super Bowl 2017 commercial is here and it is kinda creepy. Watch below.

Bud Light, the Official Beer of the NFL, released a 90 second Super Bowl 2017 commercial as part of the brand’s new campaign, “Famous Among Friends,” re-introducing the brand’s beloved ’80s pop culture icon and man’s best friend, Spuds MacKenzie.

In the new Super Bowl spot, “Ghost Spuds,” Spuds MacKenzie returns to visit an unsuspecting man, and along the way, helps him realize that sharing a Bud Light with friends is more than just drinking beers; it’s about creating meaningful memories with friends.

“Bud Light has been present at memorable moments – big or small – among friends for decades,” said Bud Light vice president Alex Lambrecht. “There’s no one better than Spuds to celebrate Bud Light, and remind everyone that we don’t just make beer, we enable moments that build and strengthen friendships.”

The release of “Ghost Spuds,” created by Wieden + Kennedy New York coincides with the 30th anniversary of Spuds’ first appearance in Bud Light’s Super Bowl XXI spot. The beloved Bull Terrier first appeared in the Super Bowl in 1987 and quickly won over the hearts and minds of Bud Light drinkers everywhere, and cemented his status as a pop culture staple. His affinity for living life to the fullest with friends, both old and new, embodied the spirit of Bud Light that we still honor today.

Although Spuds will be shedding his former persona, his message of lasting friendships is one that intends to resonate across generations, and integrate with Bud Light’s broader “Famous Among Friends” brand campaign. Since 1982, Bud Light has been the most social, sessionable beer on the market, and the ultimate ice-breaker among strangers who are just friends you haven’t had a Bud Light with yet. Spuds is coming back temporarily to help spread Bud Light’s message of friendship in 2017 and after the Super Bowl will return to the after-life following the big game.

"It’s been 30 years since we last saw Spuds McKenzie. Or 210 if you are counting in dog years,” says Wieden + Kennedy New York executive creative director, Karl Lieberman. “Nevertheless, it was the right time to set the record straight about what Spuds always represented: bringing friends together.”

The ghost of Spuds is voiced by actor Carl Weathers, known for his roles in “Rocky,” “Happy Gilmore” and more, and narrated by "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous" host Robin Leach. “Ghost Spuds” is the second spot in Bud Light’s recently launched campaign. The first spot, “Between Friends” aired during the AFC and NFC Championship games. Watch the Bud Light Super Bowl 2017 commercial below.

Watch all released Super Bowl 2017 ads online. The Super Bowl 2017 Ads and Advertiser list features all Super Bowl 2017 commercials announced so far. Find out who puts down the more than $5 million for a 30 second spot in the Super Bowl 2017 broadcast on Fox.

The Super Bowl 2017 will take place in the NRG Stadium in Houston on Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017. It is Fox's turn to broadcast the Super Bowl 2017. Pepsi is again the sponsor of the Super Bowl LI Halftime Show. The full official title of the show between the first and second halftime is pretty long winded: Pepsi Zero Sugar Super Bowl LI Halftime Show. In October the NFL already announced the Super Bowl LI half-time show performer. Lady Gaga will perform the Super Bowl 2017 Halftime Show.

The Pepsi Zero Sugar Super Bowl LI Halftime Show is the most-watched musical event of the year. More than 116.5 million viewers in the U.S. watched last year's show. Super Bowl LI and Halftime Show will be broadcast by FOX Sports from NRG Stadium in Houston. Super Bowl LI marks Pepsi's fifth year as title sponsor of the Super Bowl Halftime Show and 15th year as an NFL partner.

Find out everything to know about the Super Bowl LI in the Super Bowl 2017 Facts and browse the best Super Bowl 2017 TV deals.

I4U News will again like in previous years provide full coverage of the Super Bowl 51 ads. Take a look at the best Super Bowl ads from last year. Read the latest Super Bowl 2017 News.

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