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DB Export’s ‘Brewtroleum’ Wins at NZI Sustainable Business Network Awards

Colenso BBDO, 10 months ago

The Brewtroleum concept was developed by Colenso BBDO

DB Export’s ‘Brewtroleum’ Wins at NZI Sustainable Business Network Awards

DB Breweries and Gull have jointly won the Renewables Innovation Award for the ‘Brewtroleum’ initiative at the NZI Sustainable Business Network Awards held at Shed 10 on Auckland’s waterfront on Tuesday night The NZI Sustainable Business Network (SBN) judges were impressed with DB Export Brewtroleum saying that, “The Brewtroleum initiative is a great use of a waste product, and the combined efforts between DB and Gull and their highly charged marketing campaign managed to generate demand for the product and raise the profiles of the companies bringing renewable energy closer to the mainstream.

“DB Breweries and Gull were innovative in their use of the circular economy, finding creative efficiencies that fire the imagination.” 

Andy Routley, Managing Director of DB Breweries, said, “We are honoured to have won the Renewables Innovation Award for DB Export Brewtroleum. It’s fantastic to be recognised amongst our peers at the award evening, and to have won especially since the other finalists were all excellent initiatives.” 



The Brewtroleum concept was developed by Colenso BBDO under DB Export’s new mantra of ‘Made by Doing’ and involved extensive collaboration between DB Breweries, Gull, and Colenso and took over six months of research and planning to make it a reality. 

Nick Worthington, Creative Chairman at Colenso, said, “Brewtroleum is a great example of how creativity can be used to solve a very real business and marketing challenge. It’s brilliant that both DB and Gull have been recognised for getting behind this idea and making it a reality when they could have easily said ‘just make us an ad’”. 

Creative Agency

Creative Chairman: Nick Worthington

Creative Agency: Colenso BBDO

Category: Alcoholic drinks , Beers