A “Bar Epiphany” for Corona Light, signed by Goodby Silverstein & Partners

Ads, Creativity

A light beer that you can actually taste might be the sign that you are an adult, or at least that’s the realization in Corona Light’s 2014 TV campaign.

The first ad of the campaign, Bar Epiphany, features a thirtysomething man walking through a bar and appreciating his new-found surroundings—away from the cacophonous, sticky-floored bars of his past.

Your average 21 year old isn’t as concerned about taste when choosing a light beer (…) The audience we’re talking to has matured to appreciate quality beer, and they aren’t as willing to compromise on flavor. They want a light beer to taste like beer.

Adam Reeves,

Creative Director & Associate Partner Goodby Silverstein & Partners.

The commercial also features Corona Light in draft form rather than the traditional bottle, as Corona Light on draft only recently rolled out in 35 markets.

The tone of Corona Light’s 2014 TV campaign is also dramatically different from the competitors’ lowbrow marketing plays for young male drinkers. The refined bar scene culminates in a “smoking-hot brunette” catching the main character’s eye. And while the man is confident he’ll be taking her home, it’s because she is his wife.

A second ad of the campaign, “Party Realization”, will hit the airwaves in June.


Ad Agency: Goodby Silverstein & Partners

Client: Corona Light


Partner: Jeff Goodby

Creative Director: Adam Reeves

Art Director: Kristin Graham

Copywriter: Mitch Gage


Broadcast Producer: Conor Duignan

Account Services

Group Account Director: Rob Smith

Account Director: Kiki Veralrud

Brand and Communication Strategy

Director of Brand Strategy: John Thorpe

Senior Brand Strategist: Ralph Paone

Senior Communication Strategist: John-James Richardson

Business Affairs

Business Affairs Manager: Chrissy Shearer                      

Outside Vendors

Production Company: Radical Media

Director: Steve Miller

Director of Photography: Eric Schmidt

Executive producer: Donna Portaro

Line Producer: Barbara Benson

Editing House: Rock, Paper, Scissors

Editor: Grant Surmi

Producer: Meagen  Carroll

Music House: Marmoset Music

Creative director: Brian Hall

Senior Producer:  Rob Dennier

Sound Designer: Barking Owl / Michael Anastasi

Audio Mix: Samuel Casas / Rohan Young