Additional Information


MillerCoors forces Interpublic agency off rival's roster

NEW YORK - Interpublic Group has had to order its Deutsch agency to stop working for Budweiser owner Anheuser-Busch as it annoyed rival brewer and bigger client MillerCoors.

Share this article

AdAge reports that MillerCoors pressured IPG after learning that Deutsch was working on ads designed to attack the authenticity of its brands.

MillerCoors is the US joint venture between Canada's Molson Coors and South Africa's SAB Miller. Interpublic agency DraftFCB handles all media planning for MillerCoors as well as creative on its two biggest brands, Coors and Miller.

Deutsch's ads for Anheuser-Busch have not been aired, but one was intended to highlight the fact that Coors and Miller are brewed at the same breweries.

It is unclear whether the ads will ever be used by Anheuser-Busch, which was acquired by Stella Artois owner InBev last year.

AdAge remarks that prior to their joint venture, Miller and Coors would not have had the clout to force Interpublic to part company with their rival.

Meanwhile, UK agencies have cause to feel aggrieved by Budweiser, which has asked participants in its ongoing £5m advertising pitch to sign over their intellectual property rights.




Before commenting please read our rules for commenting on articles.

If you see a comment you find offensive, you can flag it as inappropriate. In the top right-hand corner of an individual comment, you will see 'flag as inappropriate'. Clicking this prompts us to review the comment. For further information see our rules for commenting on articles.

comments powered by Disqus

Additional Information

Latest jobs Jobs web feed


The Wall blogs

Native can be networked External website

by Francis Turner, 22/04/2014


Why small data matters External website

by Tony Quin, 22/04/2014


Back to top ^