Budweiser Announces First Live Streaming Video Web Chat with Internet Queen Cindy Margolis

Jul 14, 2000, 01:00 ET from Budweiser

    ST. LOUIS, July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Budweiser, the world's best-selling
 beer, has announced its first live streaming interactive video webcast with
 Internet star Cindy Margolis.  The webcast, part of a new marketing
 arrangement between the "King of Beers" and the "Queen of the Internet" is
 scheduled for Monday, July 17th beginning at 8:30 p.m. (EST).
     Fans wishing to ask Margolis questions can find a toll-free phone number
 posted on the Budweiser website (www.budweiser.com) by clicking on the Cindy
 Margolis icon.
     Margolis will launch her new syndicated series from Eyemark Entertainment,
 "The Cindy Margolis Show," in September, 2000.  She is the single most
 downloaded image on the Internet, boasting over 500,000 visitors per month,
 and has been dubbed "Queen of the Internet" by Yahoo!  Internet Life magazine
 for three consecutive years.
     "Through her website (www.cindymargolis.com), as well as her numerous
 guest starring roles on popular television shows, her best-selling line of
 calendars and assorted merchandise, and her hosting stints on E! Entertainment
 Television, Cindy has developed an incredibly loyal following," said Timothy
 Schoen, vice-president of presence marketing, Anheuser-Busch, Inc.  "Utilizing
 her enormous visibility among Internet users in this exciting format is a
 perfect example of a marketing relationship that benefits both parties."
     The webcast is being handled by NaviSite, Inc., a leading provider of
 outsourced Web hosting and application services for companies conducting
 business on the Internet.
     Budweiser is brewed by St. Louis-based Anheuser-Busch, Inc., the world's
 leading brewer.
     Contact:  Maggie Begley Communications
               310/301-1785; mbegley@aol.com
               For Budweiser: Sandy Schenck
               314/577-9671; sandy.schenck@anheuser-busch.com

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