International beer giant, Heineken, have released their first TVC for Birra Moretti, the ‘final piece of the jigsaw’ in scaling the brand.
Founded in 1859, Birra Moretti have nurtured their product into the fastest growing alcohol brand in the UK today and have stood true to their motto, ‘great beer, great food, great company’ in their new ad. After launching ‘The Gran Tour’-their biggest food and drink experience yet at British Summertime Festival last week, TV seems to be the logical marketing stepping stone for the Italian beer brand after already conquering digital and cinema.
‘Pull together’ emphasises making ‘time for what matters’ via an ingenious washing line stunt, bringing to light the importance of switching off and spending quality time with family and loved ones. The concept, developed by St Luke’s, was brought to life by Sonny in a picturesque, authentic small Italian town, with the product becoming the hero of the spot as it sets about its journey uniting loved ones.
Smoke & Mirrors’ Flame Operator on the project, Chris Major, comments, ‘The beauty of the rustic Italian village belies the challenge in post that was the removal multiple TV cables, though the resulting spot perfectly fits Birra Moretti’s unique aesthetic – L’Authentica since 1859”.
Mark Noble, Senior Brand Manager for Birra Moretti, comments, “At Heineken UK we talk about the penetration game which is about trying to introduce as many new people to the brand as you possibly can and I think TV still has huge a role to play as it delivers huge reach.”
Client: Heineken UK
Global Account Director: Kevin Bargus
Senior Account Manager: Adriana Macridakis
Agency: St Luke’s
Art Director: Gatis Pakalns, Polina Harkin
Agency Producer: Chloe London
Production Company: Sonny
Director: Guy Manwaring
Production Producer: Amy Appleton
Post-production: Smoke & Mirrors
VFX: Chris Major
Post-production Producer: Glen Percival