01 November 2008

Redemption, Retraction, Redistribution

A few months ago, I made a post titled "Advertising," (http://whateverescapesmymind.blogspot.com/2008/03/advertising.html) which was a statement of intentions to reward or punish good and bad advertising with my business (or refusal thereof). Beer, oh glorious beer, was something I promised to buy more of as a gesture of acceptance; beer adds are generally awesome. However, Bud Light decided to disallow the reproduction of their "Real Men of Genius" sound clips on a non-affiliated web site. I took this as a hostile action by a company who shuns free advertising, and therefore my customership.

Today (or whatever day the following events took place) is (was) a good day. Bud Light, as a result of pressures from...somewhere, fear of losing my and potentially millions of upset beer drinker's business and probably some degree of not caring, has lifted their outrageous injunction on Whipnet.com (or whoever) allowing the "Real Men of Genius" sound clips' availability at
http://budlight.whipnet.com/. So check it out, listen, download them for later, and remember, give credit where credit is due: buy Bud Light (or at least some, as a way of showing our gratitude).


Clockworkchris said...

Glad to be able to support someone new and it's nice to have my second follower. I hope I live up to your expectations. I myself love those commercials although I have tasted in moderations (sips) about 30 beers on tap and hated them all. I currently don't drink anything because I am easily addicted to anything but I enjoyed this read and plan and adding you to my list and coming back to read more. Thanks for reminding me of those commercials. I didn't realize how much I missed them.

Mony said...

R.I.P. Budweiser, King of American beers