My vocabulary usually grows after hearing the latest viral-worthy catchphrase, but Bud Light’s "Dilly dilly" just made me cringe. A lot.
Despite the brand making "Dilly dilly" a pop culture phenomenon in the US, the attempt to replicate that viral success is failing to connect with a British audience.
The ad is trying too hard, with the medieval setting drawing upon the popularity of Game of Thrones and the phrase being repeated nine times in its 30-second duration.
To paraphrase the Oscar-snubbed masterpiece Mean Girls, stop trying to make dilly dilly happen, it’s not going to happen. At least not in the pubs I go to.
Brand: Bud Light
Agency: Wieden & Kennedy