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      23.05.2001 06:03
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      Everyone expects something good from the Budweiser adverts, as it's sort of become tradition. Firstly i got addicted to the cool, cute adverts when their stars were the three frogs, saying BUD WEIS ER!each, then there was the two lizards that i've had as a screensaver on my pc that still makes me laugh, more recently we had the either hate or love chilling out having a bud advert with wwwwaaaaaaaaaassssssssssssssssss uuuuuuuuuuuuuupppppppppppppppp! in between(so many jokes and spoofs from it!)but currently we've had the lizard annimations back, and introducign them saying WWWWAAAAASSSSS UUUUUPPPPP! Budweiser have eventually realised they are good and are winning with their promotional adverts. They are sticking to themes that are already in peoples heads and are automatically recogniseable, which is the only way to sell products. Although the adverts aren't brilliant, they are original, funny, light hearted, and altogether fun. The fun advert, for a fun drink!!!!They don't try and sell their product with sex which makes a change and in my opinion the adverts appeal to everyone, no matter what gender or age. The adverts are quite short but i'm hoping like last time there'll be follow ups such as the attempt to kill the frogs etc etc. There are lots of terrible adverts on at the moment, but, this one sticks out like a sore thumb as being one of the best!!!!

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        24.04.2001 08:54

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        I know it's probably not a huge issue (and I certainly don't mean to bring any hidden agenda to the fore) but most adverts are designed to appeal to their target demographic group. In this case, one question has been bugging me; why does the ad. feature a group of 20-something non-Caucasian males when the beer is not typically drunk by this group? OK, so the simple answer could be that this is the group that they want to aim at as (potentially) they offer most growth. But the other more interesting answer may be that this group is deemed to be influential to the real target group; namely 20-something Caucasian males. Either that or it was an exercise in viral marketing and the main characters had to be able to carry the ad. off with credibility. I'd be interested in serious opinions or thoughts.

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        16.03.2001 15:05
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        Without a doubt, the Budweiser advert 'Wassup' is a catchy one. It has been heard numerous times floating around my local pub, and I was also informed by some random Spanish guy on holiday that it is an internationally recognised language! After numerous rounds of Wassup with random Spanish guys, it started to wear. I'm now bored of the ad and I am beginning to forget why everone loved it. It doesn't sound like a major selling point, a few guys on a phone shouting an incoherent 'Whats Up?'! It never did actually make me buy Bud, which it may of for you. The advert was definitely random, and following the Budweiser lizards adverts I would love to have a talk with the Bud marketing team. They have produced some of the most fantastic adverts to date. Wassup was brilliant, though not really selling I thought. In conclusion 'Wasssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssuppppp'

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          15.03.2001 01:13

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          Can you imagine how good it felt escaping home life for virtually the first time ever? A chance to escape from the annoying, noisy children that my mum childminds for. Well, not so - the first thing I heard as I was unpacking in my room was 'Wasssssssssuppppp'. I don't actually fully understand the concept of the advert - what has this stupid saying got to do with the actual product? The only references to Bud, the product, are the various camera shots with the guys holding the bottle - nothing to say that it's wonderful or amazing and will make you feel great. I have to congratulate the makers of this advert on it though - it became a nationwide success and I wouldn't be surprised if the company's sales have increased dramatically. This has to be one of the most annoying adverts ever - how it caught on so quickly is beyond me. And for it to be put on t-shirts and in records really didn't surprise me at all. This country seems to enjoy bad taste at the moment - these adverts need to be stopped, before world domination is in hand!

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          02.03.2001 01:33
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          The cult that is very very boring. The Budweiser Wassssup Advert was I admit very funny the first time I saw it. I rather enjoyed watching those five idiots. But anyone can see that it would not last. Perhaps if they change what they say every once in a while, it would be much more enjoyable. The worst ad of them all is the most recent one where three of them are at the stadium. How can the ones at the stadium see the others through a TV camera. They are really reaching for ideas.

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            21.02.2001 05:07
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            I think everybody has seen this series of the latest Budwiser adverts. For months now everbody has been shouting waaassssuuupp every time they answer the phone. The stars of the advert have now become known world wide. The advert was actually first created by these stars as just a short movie. Untill a Budwiser representative discovered it and wanted to use it as an advert. The men from the advert had to actually audition for the parts that they now play, which is themselves!. Just imagine if they had failed that. At the beginning the adverts consisted of a group of male friends sitting around watching a football game and drinking a bottle of Bud. One friend would call another and of course say waaasssuuupppp!. The answer would be just watchin the game, havin a Bud. These series of adverts have been like a soap opera, we eargerly wait to see what will happen in the next advert to follow. At first this was fun but now I think they are running out of ideas, it is starting to get a bit boring and repetative. The latest advert now includes one of the men dreaming about three women while he should be watching the game. I think the advert has come to it's end there cannot be much more they can possibly do with it. Knowing Budwiser they have probably allready got a new addidctive advert up their sleeve to follow on with. Personnally I think they should bring back the frogs and the lizards they were much more enertaining!

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              21.02.2001 03:26
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              The new advert from Bud is becoming a bit of a cult advert, everyone i know is going around saying " Waaaaaaaaaaaasssssssssssuuuuuuuuupp " The advert is about a two people on the phone " watching the game having a bud " then another friend says hello, Waaaaaaaaassssssssuuupp other friends join in, with everyone shouting Waaaaaaaaassssssssuuupp then the ad ends as it started, "so wassup B" "nothin, wathcing the game having a bud" It isn't too great but is quite funny, until everyone has seen it 10 times then it grows on you and you look forward to the next part of the series. Each campaign has about 5 adverts and always make me laugh. Apart from the first there has been one where one of the guys is watching ballet with his girlfriend, his friends call and he says he is watchin the game, another where one of the guys is dreaming - lots of women are saying wassup, and one where some of the guys get front row seats at THE game and are on tv. Their are spoof adverts, such as the same thing but with grannys, "going to the game, gonna have a bud" it is on the internet, so far, i'm not sure if it is official, but it has the Bud logo at the end. Bud always seem to have good adverts, which goes with the quality of the beer, probably why it is so popular. The worst thing i can think of is that there are so many people clinging on - people saying wassup are getting annoying and there has been a song with Wassup in which was tragic. But at the end of the day Bud have another superb advertising campaign.

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                09.02.2001 04:18
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                Not only do the guys in the commercial look like they should be in an asylum but they sound like a rather severely retarded group of cats trying to communicate. No disrespect to the drink, in fact it's a lovely beer but I'm sorry the advert makes you glad that you have nothing to do with it. What is the point of the advert? Personally, I preferred the 3 toads and the 2 estranged chameleons, oh and the weasel. The advert is really not what you expect from such a leading company as Budweiser. However, in its defence the advert is highly catchy and wherever you go there seems to be some poor sod screaming Waaassssup his/her mobile phone. The advert has obviously worked as people all around the country are recalling it and if you say to someone ,wassssup they are likely to be able to tell you that it is from the Bud commercial.

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                  19.01.2001 23:53
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                  The series of Bud adverts are fantastic, the best on tele. They are all successful, catching and funny. But the wasssup series is over now, its getting boring. What i want to know is when are Bud gonna bring out a new advert. It has to be putting people off seeing the same Whassssup adverts all the time so i think that they should make a new one. Dont get me wrong, the Wasssup advert was great at first but now its boring. Schools were being bombarded with chants of Whasssup, but now they are quiet. So Whassssup budweiser, can we get a new advert please? Great beer, though!!!!!!

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                    19.01.2001 06:13
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                    How many more ferociously annoying adverts can this company make?! Originally, i must admit that when it was first released i did see the amusing side, and the popularity of it was obvious with thousands of spin-offs spawned on the net. Obviously, in contradiction, budweiser do ahve a winning marketing team behind them to have such successful adverts. But i don't think i can bare one more obnoxious, brain-dead moron screaming "whaaaaassssssuuuup!" down the phone at me anymore! Not only this, but it has spread through schools like wildfire, and is rife amongst everyone generally. Will this infuriating catchphrase every wear off?! The only thing which is worrying is the thought of promoting these alcholoc berveages to the underaged, seeing as this seemed to have set in with adolescents the most. The only thing i can credit the company for, is a clearly successful advert, much to the annoance of many, so they're obviously doing something right! Don't i sound like a bitter old man now?! lol.

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                    10.01.2001 05:21
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                    Ok, what is the deal with this advert?!?! The frogs were funny; the lizards funnier still; the stupid Americans slobbering down the phone...not funny at all. I first heard of this advert through some of my friends: 'Hey, have you seen the new Bud ad?' 'No,' was my response to which they told me to look out for it - it'll knock my socks off. So I sat and I waited and.. WHASSSSSSSUPPPPPP???? True, true. True, true? What the smeg was true about it? It certainly didn't knock my socks off - it just made me want to knock someones head off! Of course, it's became a cult thing - you can't walk around the town without someone grabbing you and yelling, "Whassup!" Even on internet voice chats, opening phrases used to include 'Hello', 'Hey' and 'Hi.' Guess what we hear now... I'm off to watch the game and have a Bud! :)

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                    17.12.2000 22:37
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                    I just love the ads that are produced to promote Budweiser. The "Lizards" series was brilliant and a credit to the marketing company, Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, though they had probably taken it as far as was possible and it was time for a change. The new "Wassup" series is equally effective and annoyingly infectious. Anheuser-Busch seem to have a knack of picking great marketing firms, DDB Worldwide for this one, with creative credit going to director Charles Stone III. Sadly, I expect it has been very effective in increasing the sales of Bud, which is a crying shame because it is crap beer. Not only that but Anheuser-Busch are total corporate bullies. Budweiser, they claim, is trade mark and they are doing everything they can to "protect" it. But, in fact, budweiser is a style of beer and originated, not in America but in the region of Czechoslvakia that goes by that name. Actually, it doesn't go by that name because the name is the German name for the region, not the Czech name. The Czech name is Budvar, but most people know of the principal city as Budweis, hence Budweiser. Anyone who has tried czech beer will know it is superb. Compare it with typical american beer such as Budweiser and and you would never drink the Yank stuff again, at least you wouldn't if you treat the stuff you pour down your throat as anything more than just wet and fizzy. The main brewer of the region is Budejovicky Budvar. They also produce a beer called Budweiser. The label in the UK actually says Original Budweiser Budvar, so indicating it's origins in both german and czech. That is more that Anheuser-Busch can take. They are using their vast corporate resources all around the world to try, country by country, to prevent the czech beer from this superb little brewery from being sold, at least by that name. They claim that only they have the r
                    ight to use that name. As justification they claim that they brewed beer under that name before Budejovicky Budvar. That is disputed. What is more important is that beer of that style was brewed in the Budweiser region long before Anheuser-Busch started brewing their poor excuse for a copy in America. Fortunately their bully-boy tactics failed in the UK and both beers have a right to be sold under their chosen names. However, some other countries are not so lucky though, why anyone should feel themselves lucky to be able to "enjoy" the american version is beyond me. So, by all means enjoy the ads but, next time you're in the pub, strike one for the little guys and buy a Budweiser Budvar instead. You never know, it could change your life! It will certainly change their's.

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                      16.12.2000 22:38
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                      I have watched a similar advertisement once in United States as this one, also selling the same products. A bunch of black guys talking over the phone with not many dialogs, but only "WHATZZZZZZZZZUP". Yeah it is effective, because untill now (I think it is about several months ago) I still can remember this advertisement. Well I must say that the advertisement team is succeed to make this advertisement a most remembered one to all the viewers. There are many versions of this advertisement. One is a pizza man delivering a pizza, standing miserably and annoyedly in front of the door of which the home owner greeted with "WHATZZZZZZUP" (because he thought the people standing in front of his door was his friends), the other one is couple of black guys talking over phone, which I have mentioned. From my point of view, basically there is no point of this advertisement (perhaps there is but I am too stupid to understand). However I reckon that advertisement is only to make the viewers remember their products. As I said, this advertisement is really a success because sometimes I hang out with friends they always mention it. Some of them even imitate the black guys in the advertisement. However, I must say that the advertisement is getting annoying. Whenever the advertisement is on TV, I will certainly change the channel although it first once made me laugh. I wonder now whether it is the time to stop this advertisement.

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                        14.12.2000 04:38
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                        Waaassuuuppp!!!!! Please. This advert is one of the most nauseating things I've ever seen. Apparently it's based on the film Scary Movie, which also looks rubbish, and which I won't watch. As a catch phrase, it's caught on well. It's spread very quickly, especially among groups of young males who have to make silly noises to make up for the fact that they have nothing to say to each other. For this reason, it has won the admiration of some people. To those people, I would say this: Would you admire the plague? It's very similar to the whole "Whassup?" thing. It's highly contagious, greatly feared and has destroyed the lives of many. I'd like to say that on the strength of this advert I refuse to buy Bud, but the truth is I didn't anyway as it's an awful drink.

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                          13.12.2000 23:28

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                          Well, as far as rib tickling, belly laughs go, I think Budweiser have come up with an absolute corker! I have laughed out loud nearly every time the adverts have been on, and, yes, I have said whaaassssuupp! on the phone too! Of course it's silly, and inane, and childish, and probably annoying to many people, but let's not be too clever for ourselves, and think that we're above that sort of humour. As far as adverts go, they have done they're job and imprinted themselves onto the minds of millions of people the world over. They have provided entertainment too, and, it's clean. So many Tv adverts today use slick, sexual innuendos to sell a product or service, and a glut of sexual content on Tv is unhealthy for young and old alike. I struggle to imagine what Budweiser advertising campaign they will come up with next. Can it be better than Whhhaaasssssuuuuppp? So, I recommend that when you next see Whhaaasssuuuppp on Tv, you throw your head back and have a good old laugh and remember the times when you were innocent enough to laugh at childish things and not worry if people noticed.

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