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Another Anheuser-Busch marketing executive has taken a leave of absence amid backlash over Bud Light’s creative collaboration with transgender influencer Dylan Mulvaney.
Daniel Blake, who oversees marketing for Anheuser-Busch’s mainstream brands, has stepped away from the job, according to the Wall Street Journal. Blake joins Bud Light vice president of marketing Alissa Heinerscheid, who generated backlash for deriding Bud Light’s traditional customer base in a podcast interview that resurfaced amid the Mulvaney controversy.
“Given the circumstances, Alissa has decided to take a leave of absence which we support,” an AB spokeswoman told the publication. “Daniel has also decided to take a leave of absence.”
Blake also handled a lot of marketing for Budweiser and BudLight, the Journal reported, and had worked at AB for nearly nine years. While Blake’s replacement hasn’t been revealed yet, Bud Light said Friday that Todd Allen, formerly global vice president of Budweiser, would fill Heinerscheid’s role.