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DB Export Launches The Ultimate Lager vs. Craft Showdown in Latest Campaign via Colenso BBDO

Directed by Scoundrel's Tim Bullock

DB Export Launches The Ultimate Lager vs. Craft Showdown in Latest Campaign via Colenso BBDO

The world is more divided than ever. The beer category is no exception, where the battle between lager and craft beer drinkers has struck unprecedented heights. Fortunately, DB Breweries has an answer. To champion people who are sceptical of traditional lager / craft brews, DB Export has set out to bridge the divide with the launch of DB Export Hop Lager - all the refreshment of lager with the flavour of more hops. You can now have it all.

The TV spot points out our similarities, rather than our differences. When two gangs enter a bar, the group of blokes kick up a fuss about differences that they don't have. As the standoff intensifies and a turf war seems imminent, the bartender leaps over the bar and unifies everyone with a bottle of DB Export Hop Lager. Two different palates are fused and peace is restored, picturing how similar we all really are.


DB_Hop_OOH (1).jpgThe new product and campaign align directly with DB's "Made by Doing" platform, meeting the changing needs of Kiwi drinkers and creating an evolutionary drink that the beer category needs. 

Says Tony Wheeler, senior marketing manager at DB Breweries: "Beer drinkers enjoy a massive repertoire of beer, with 55% of people buying both craft and lagers. To complement and unite both worlds, we've brewed a lager with slightly more hops, improved for today's tastes with a little more flavour and character. A lager where the real point of difference is the brew, not just the label."

Could this be the answer to world peace? Probably not. But at least we have beer.

The launch campaign will also be brought to life across out-of-home, radio and social.

Client

Advertiser: DB Breweries

Marketing Manager: Nicole Scown

Marketing Director: Sean O'Donnell

Senior Marketing Manager: Tony Wheeler

Creative Agency

Creative Agency: Colenso BBDO, Auckland

Media Agency

Media Agency: PHD Media

Production Company

Production Company Name: Scoundrel

Director: Tim Bullock

Category: Alcoholic drinks , Beers

Genre: PR