Budweiser continues to surprise, creating a sequel of the last year’s heart – rending commecial. A new spot is on air during the Super Bowl XLIX games where the main hero is a “Lost dog” puppy, but not a beer.
A famous beer Budweiser in collaboration with agency Anomaly created a sequel of the last year’s heart-rending and sentimental “Puppy love” story about a labrador’s puppy. And this year a “Lost dog” spot has been launched and has gained a great success. In a few days it has got many Likes , Sharing and became a viral.
This spot shows a story of a little puppy, that has lost and is looking for a way home. A spot consists of several episodes: at first we can find a lonely puppy hiding in a box from the rain, with eyes full of hope and wishing to find his friends and home soon. He has been separated from his owner and his friends, Clydesdale horses. In the second episode we can see his owner who is posting missing dog flyers, promising a reward for his puppy friend return. And in the end it shows Clydesdale horses rescuing their lost puppy friend from a wolf.
It is a very emotional and heartwarming story, but where is the beer in the ad? This spot concludes just with Budweiser’s hashtag #Best Buds. I wonder, what advertisers keep in mind and what they want to achieve?
It is supposed that the best way to catch people’s attention is to create a story full of empathy and emotions. In my opinion this spot is a metaphor to Budweiser’s brand mission: maintaining strong relationships with consumers, including care, attention, friendship and telling them that the best buds is always with you and never let you down. That creates integrity and increase fidelity to the brand.
This ad touched me to tears. What about you? 😉