Today, Michelob ULTRA unveiled a series of three star-studded Super Bowl commercials that ladder back to the brand’s belief, “It’s Only Worth It If You Enjoy It.” Michelob ULTRA’s presence during this year’s Super Bowl will be episodic with the spots taking place at the brand’s fictitious bowling alley known as the “Superior Bowl.”
Picture this: Serena Williams, Peyton Manning, Jimmy Butler, Nneka Ogwumike, Alex Morgan and Brooks Koepka enter a vintage bowling alley with Steve Buscemi for some friendly competition.
While many eyes will be on the Super Bowl, Team ULTRA will be having fun at the Superior Bowl – a place where legendary athletes and entertainers who embody a balanced lifestyle, enjoy themselves all while celebrating with Michelob ULTRA.
The first chapter of the series – the :60 spot titled “Superior Bowl” – sets the tone at a vintage bowling alley where sports champions are seen throwing strikes with a side of shade. Peyton Manning, Alex Morgan, Jimmy Butler, Nneka Ogwumike and Brooks Koepka take to the lanes as actor Steve Buscemi is seen preparing a few cold ones.
And just when you think there couldn’t be any more legendary athletes featured in one spot, Serena Williams enters the scene to prove she will leave no pin standing.
This year’s suite of Michelob ULTRA’s Super Bowl commercials was directed by Oscar-nominated cinematographer, Rachel Morrison and created by Wieden + Kennedy New York. Watch below:
Chapter two – the :30 spot titled “Caddy” – opens with Brooks Koepka, professional golfer and four-time Major Champion, as he surveys the bar options the same way he’d read a putt, before confidently selecting an ice cold Michelob ULTRA Organic Seltzer.
In the third and final chapter, global superstar Becky G. goes for the gold in a :30 spot called “Golden,” which will be airing in select markets including Houston, Dallas and Miami. The award-winning international singer says Michelob ULTRA Pure Gold, the first nationally distributed organic lager, is all the gold she needs.
“Michelob ULTRA believes that enjoying the ride along the way is not a distraction but in fact an essential part of life” said Ricardo Marques, Vice President of Marketing, Michelob ULTRA. “That’s why with our “Superior Bowl” campaign we are once again highlighting the fun and joyful side of some of the world’s greatest athletes and entertainers, while also delivering on our commitment to gender equality in sports.”
This year, it’s not just about the joy that Michelob ULTRA’s Super Bowl ads evoke, the :60 spot stands out because it stands for something: gender equality in sports. On the heels of Michelob ULTRA’s $100 million commitment to increase the visibility of women in sports, Michelob ULTRA is taking its next step towards gender equality in sports by featuring an equal representation of male and female athletes in this year’s Super Bowl commercial.
Further, Michelob ULTRA just signed a five-year partnership agreement with the Women’s Sports Foundation to help fund the travel and training needed for female athletes to compete at an elite level.
In addition to Michelob ULTRA’s Super Bowl commercials, fans should keep an eye out for a live broadcast integration featuring Serena Williams who will be wearing a limited-edition Superior Bowl bomber jacket from the brand’s Spare Clothes Collection launching February 13.
Also, after the game, Michelob ULTRA will debut a get home safe advertisement featuring Peyton Manning that will run on the brand’s social and digital platforms, reminding fans to please enjoy Michelob ULTRA responsibly. For more information, visit MichelobULTRA.com or follow @MichelobULTRA on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
The Los Angeles Rams welcome the Cincinnati Bengals to SoFi Stadium for Super Bowl LVI on Sunday, February 13. The game will air on NBC and stream on Peacock.