William K. Busch launches cross-media campaign for Kräftig brand in St. Louis market


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(St. Louis, MO) – St. Louis residents can attest to the fact that you don’t have to speak German to enjoy German beer. This simple idea led to the creation of a newly integrated advertising campaign for the William K Busch Brewing Company launching in St. Louis this week. The campaign features the company’s Kräftig Light brand and includes updates to the Kräftig.com website, new billboards, radio and the company’s first television commercials.

The off-beat humor of the “purity brewed campaign” is targeted at the light beer drinking consumer and celebrates the brand’s authentic German roots with a distinct, new American attitude. The bold, fresh product imagery in the ads was shot in a hyper clean, white environment to reinforce the backbone of the brand message of “purity brewed American beer.”

“Kräftig Lager and Kräftig Light were created as a testament to St. Louis’ respect for the way Germans brew their beer,” said William K. Busch, president and chief executive officer. “Giving a nod to my German heritage, our products were given a German name and are brewed under the well-respected German beer purity law, Reinheitsgebot.”

Reinheitsgebot, the oldest consumer protection law in the world, requires that only four ingredients be used when brewing beer – water, barley malt, yeast and hops.

Fleishman-Hillard, the agency of record for the brewery, created the advertising and collaborated with Katzman Studios and Spot Creative for production.

“Even though it’s distinctly German, the art of brewing beer and more importantly, enjoying it, transcends language,” said Tom Hudder, executive creative director at Fleishman-Hillard. “We wanted to deliver a lighthearted campaign that educates Americans on the benefits of Reinheitsgebot, and invites people to learn German the easiest way possible, by tasting.”

For more information or to see some of the new advertising, please visit www.Kraftig.com or http://www.youtube.com/user/EnjoyKraftig.

About William K Busch Brewing Company
The William K Busch Brewing Company was established in 2011 by William K Busch, whose family legacy in the beer business dates back to the mid-1800’s when Adolphus A Busch opened a small brewery in St. Louis, Missouri. With its two brands, Kräftig Lager and Kräftig Light, this St. Louis-based company is not associated with ABInBev or any of its affiliates, and begins a new chapter in the Busch family brewing story. For more information, please visit www.Kraftig.com or Facebook.com/EnjoyKraftig.

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