If Your Dad Didn’t Drink Miller Lite, You’d Be Stardust

Miller Lite is an iconic beer brand. I appreciate that the two spots shown below honor and feature this basic brand fact.

“Miller Lite, we invented light beer, and you.”

An audacious claim, for sure, but will it drive members of Gen Y to belly up to their local dive bar and order one 96-calorie Miller Lite after the next?

If that one doesn’t do it, this next spot might. It makes fun of the exercise craze while implying the perfect six-pack is no further than the beer section at your local market.

Sure, the one-thing-leads-to-the-next format here is a page from DirectTV’s popular playbook. Let’s get past that and enjoy the copy and visuals that make up these two beer commercials.

As for which agency made these spots, I am not sure. MillerCoors shifted duties on Miller Lite to a collection of WPP shops in February.

According to Ad Age, the Miller Lite account is up for review again, with WPP defending.

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About David Burn

Native Nebraskan seeking the perfect pale ale in the Pacific Northwest. Copywriter and brand strategist at Bonehook. Co-founder and editor of AdPulp. Contributor to The Content Strategist. Doer of the things written about herein.