Victoria Bitter Ad

By: lourdes sanchez bayas - Nov 23, 2008   Updated: Apr 6 2011
References: fosters.au & bestads.wordpress
This bold and creative ad for Australian beer Victoria Bitter (VB) showcases the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and Orchestra Victoria playing VB's commercial theme song with empty beer bottles.

The YouTube video only lasts 1:22 but the artistic dexterity and adroitness displayed by these skilled musicians as they perform with the empty bottles is astounding!

Implications - Commercials like this are the kind of thing that people would talk about the next day at work -- even if they weren't necessarily customers of this specific brand in the first place. When companies create an ad that is entertaining and impressive independently of its product or message, they have the ability to turn even those viewers who aren't their customers into vectors of their brand's message and identity.