Budweiser Needs More Than A Sampling Program, We’ve All Tried The Product

Budweiser, the most popular beer brand in America, is kicking off a massive promotional push with a nationwide giveaway of 500,000 free samples in US bars, pubs and restaurants in an effort to shore up an alarming erosion in sales.
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Sales were down 9.5% last year, according to the trade publisher Beer Marketer’s Insights, the brand’s steepest decline on record.
[via The Guardian]

About David Burn

I wrote my first ad for a political candidate when I was 17 years old. She won her race and I felt the seductive power of advertising for the first time. Today—after working for seven agencies in five states—I am now head of brand strategy and creative direction at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.