Droga5 New York have a new campaign for Newcastle Brown Ale making fun of all the cheesy theatrics and excesses of typical big game advertising.
Entitled “If We Made It,” Droga5’s site for Newcastle imagines the over-the-top campaign that could have been, if Newcastle had the marketing budget of a much larger, shittier brewery. Oscar-nominated actress Anna Kendrick and former NFL receiver/current ESPN analyst Keyshawn Johnson are at the center of the campaign, which includes “trailers, storyboards, focus groups and behind-the-scenes interviews.”
The campaign features “giant robots, skateboarding cats and bikini babes that would have starred in the ad – if they made it.” Above you can view the “Teaser for the Trailer” for Newcastles would-have-been huge Super Bowl spot. It’s a much needed deflation of the self-importance surrounding big budget Super Bowl ads, parodying both the content typical of such mega productions and the trend of releasing teaser trailers for 30 second TV advertisements. Stick around after the jump for a second teaser, called “Newcastle’s Cheap Ad we made for the pricey ad we didn’t make.” The bigger pieces of the “If We Made It” campaign — the centerpiece “ad” in the campaign, as well as behind-the-scenes interviews with Kendrick and Johnson — will remain under wraps until Tuesday, so you’ll have to check back in on the “If We Made It” website next week.
By the way, if you’re looking for a relatively inexpensive beer that’s still pretty tasty, you could do a lot worse than Newcastle. It sure beats the shit you’ll see advertised during the Super Bowl.