Whether by design or coincidence, Anheuser-Busch is about to roll out a one-minute Super Bowl ad that’s about as topical as they come. Its creators are actually calling it a period piece, as it recounts the immigrant story of Augustus Busch, who arrived in St. Louis from Hamburg, Germany, in 1857 and built a brewing empire. So with the current Muslim immigrant ban, the ad couldn’t be more relevant. A Budweiser’s vice president noted that the ad is relevant in today’s political climate, but said the brand did not intend for the ad to make a political statement.
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