The Miller Lite ad will run throughout the World Cup

The Miller Lite ad will run throughout the World Cup

MillerCoors, the North American joint venture between SABMiller and Molson Coors, has lined up an anti-drink/drive advert for the US to coincide with the World Cup.

The company said earlier this week that the Miller Lite ad, entitled 'Brad's Plan', will encourage consumers to plan ahead for their return from a night out.

In the spot, a man drinking a Miller Lite with his friends approaches a woman in a bar. The camera then cuts to the two of them in her car, before pulling back to show that he – and his two friends - are being driven home by the woman.

The ad will debut on 23 June during the USA versus Algeria game on ESPN. It will then share Miller Lite's media weight on general market broadcasts throughout the World Cup with ads from the brand's current 'Taste Greatness' campaign.

Miller Lite will have in-game advertising on ABC, ESPN and ESPN2, as well as on ESPN3.com, where games will be streamed live. The buy, the amount of which was not disclosed, will focus on “marquee games” during pool play, including all USA matches, and continue through the quarter-finals, semi-finals and championship.

Miller Lite also will advertise in game rebroadcasts on ESPN Classic.