NEW YORK, Jan. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Anheuser-Busch announced today that it will return to the Super Bowl as the exclusive category advertiser for the 28th year in a row. On Sunday, Feb. 7, the brewer will use the world's most prominent advertising stage to spotlight Super Bowl veterans Budweiser and Bud Light, along with first-time Super Bowl advertiser Shock Top and returning Super Bowl advertiser Michelob ULTRA.
Anheuser-Busch is scheduled to have three full minutes of advertising in this year's game, including the A1 spot immediately following kickoff.
"People have come to expect groundbreaking creative from our brands during the Super Bowl, and this year is no exception," said Jorn Socquet, vice president, U.S. marketing at Anheuser-Busch. "A powerful Super Bowl ad can set the tone for a brand's performance throughout the following year and beyond, and we've made significant investments to ensure that this year's spots will connect with fans in new and unexpected ways."
A stalwart of the Super Bowl stage, Bud Light – the Official Beer of the NFL – will continue its more than 30-year Super Bowl advertising tradition, and Budweiser, an iconic in-game advertiser since its first Super Bowl appearance in 1975, will also return. Shock Top will make its Super Bowl advertising debut, and Michelob ULTRA will return with its first Super Bowl spot since 2010. Anheuser-Busch's Super Bowl advertising legacy also includes 14 Ad Meter wins since the award began in 1989 – the most of any advertiser.
Several of Anheuser-Busch's commercials and campaigns will be pre-released prior to the CBS broadcast on Feb. 7. Fans should check each brand's social media channels leading up to the game for details. For more on Anheuser-Busch's involvement in Super Bowl 50, visit newsroom.anheuser-busch.com/superbowl2016.
For more than 160 years, Anheuser-Busch and its world-class brewmasters have carried on a legacy of brewing America's most-popular beers. Starting with the finest ingredients sourced from Anheuser-Busch's family of growers, every batch is crafted using the same exacting standards and time-honored traditions passed down through generations of proud Anheuser-Busch brewmasters and employees. Best known for its fine American-style lagers, Budweiser and Bud Light, the company's beers lead numerous beer segments. Budweiser and Bud Light Lime Lime-A-Rita were named Brands of the Year for the Beer and the Spirits, Malt Beverages and Wine categories, respectively, by Ace Metrix® in 2014. Anheuser-Busch is the U.S. arm of Anheuser-Busch InBev and operates 17 local breweries, 21 distributorships and 23 agricultural and packaging facilities across the United States. The company committed to investing more than $1.5 billion in its U.S. brewing, agriculture, packaging and distributing operations by 2018. Its flagship brewery remains in St. Louis, Mo., and is among the global company's largest and most technologically-capable breweries. Visitor and special beermaster tours are available at its St. Louis and five other Anheuser-Busch breweries. For more information, visit www.anheuser-busch.com.
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