It’s not been a good couple of weeks for Anheuser-Busch, which made the ill-advised decision to partner with Dylan Mulvaney to promote Bud Light.
Mulvaney may have millions of followers on TikTok, but a good brand ambassador for beer, he is not. Backlash was swift, boycotts were launched, and Anheuser-Busch has since lost billions in market value.
A debacle like this ought to result in someone getting fired. This would most likely be Bud Light’s VP of Marketing, Alissa Heinerscheid, who, just before Bud Light’s partnership with Mulvaney went viral, had said she wanted to refresh the company’s “fratty” image and “out-of-touch” humor by promoting “inclusivity.”