Bud Light touches nerve with corn syrup Super Bowl ads

'Game of Thrones' Makes Surprise Appearance in Bud Light's Super Bowl Ad

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Bud Light attacked rival brands in its Super Bowl ads, but it was the corn industry that felt stung.

"Dilly Dilly was a big piece of our medieval world and really helped us break into culture a year ago", said Andy Goeler, vice president of marketing for Bud Light, according to AdWeek.

In a memo to Post employees last week, publisher Fred Ryan said the newspaper felt 'this is the right moment, at the right venue, to present this important message to the large audience of Americans and global viewers'. The commercials noted that Bud Light is "brewed with no corn syrup".

Corn farmers clapped back at Bud Light following a commercial in which the beer boasted about not using corn syrup. Our office is right down the road! Reporter Sarah Kaplan suggested the "next $10 million could go toward better health benefits, parental leave, equal pay, and more jobs for reporters?"

Corn growers had kinder words for MillerCoors. "Thanks @MillerLight and @CoorsLite for supporting our industry".

A-B InBev said the ad continues the group's bid to add transparency to its Bud Light production process following a decision earlier this year to add an ingredients label on secondary packaging in the US.

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A 60-second commercial narrated by actor Tom Hanks informed millions on Sunday evening that "knowing helps us decide" and "keeps us free", but the president's eldest son responded by asking how journalism reached a point where pricey Super Bowl spots are even necessary.

At the end of the ad, Bud Light is sure to remind viewers that "Bud Light is brewed with no corn syrup".

Bud Light's parent company quickly tried to make amends.

Don Jr., whose father Donald Trump has repeatedly criticized the Post as being "fake news", was quick to slam the commercial.

"How is Bud Light now producing more Game of Thrones content than George R.R. Martin?"

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