Old Milwaukee Makes Funny Ads. Too Bad No One Can Find Them Brand finally embraces YouTube, sort of
Old Milwaukee has the most random approach to putting its content online. The classic Will Ferrell spots from last year mostly appeared as amateur uploads (although an HD version of the brand's hilarious, extremely limited-release Super Bowl spot did eventually surface). Later, the brand moved on to Jose Canseco—airing a handful of spots in Kansas City in July, during that city's hosting of baseball's All-Star Game. Once again, the ads popped up as amateur uploads on YouTube. (They all seemed coordinated, though, and looked similar—suggesting maybe it was an inside job.) Now, two months later, the brand has suddenly uploaded the Canseco stuff—including one spot we hadn't seen—to its YouTube account. (It also sent out an eight-week-late tweet as well.) The YouTube page also features another new-to-us video, "Pass Me a Beer," featuring two guys hilariously throwing beers around in increasingly absurd ways. That clip, created in June (it appeared on Funny or Die as well, with which Old Milwaukee has a partnership), asked people to show off their own beer-throwing skills. But the dedicated Facebook app has a piddly 13 entries. If Old Milwaukee wants more engagement with this decent content, it might want to make it easier for people to find. More Canseco spots after the jump.
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