Sunday’s ad is for “Miller Lite,” from 1983. This ad was made for the Miller Brewing Co., and was part of their long-running “Tastes Great!…Less Filling!” advertising campaign. It was created in 1973 by the McCann-Erickson Worldwide ad agency and was ranked by Advertising Age magazine as the eighth best advertising campaign in history. They were primarily television commercials but they did create print ads to support the TV spots. They began with a trend of using former athletes along with a few notable celebrities that continued throughout the campaign. This one features four Lite Beer spokesmen on caricature drawing of Mt. Rushmore, including American former professional baseball player who played first base for the Baltimore Orioles Boog Powell, American professional football player and actor Bubba Smith, American former football player, sports commentator, and actor Dick Butkus, and American football player, a defensive end best known for his play with the Oakland Raiders in the American Football League Ben Davidson.
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