The Danish brewery, Carlsberg, has served up the perfect chaser to Coke Zero’s drinkable billboard with its new beer-dispensing billboard. In an effort to reach a large round of beer lovers, Carlsberg placed the billboard at The Old Truman Brewery on Brick Lane in London. The brand stayed on tap to ensure that all drinkers were over 18 and to prevent any problems from brewing. Adweek.com shared the campaign to show how product-dispensing ads are becoming indispensable in outdoor advertising.
Carlsberg had been searching for a way to increase brand awareness and consumer engagement throughout the UK. They wanted a concept that would create lots of buzz.
This led the beer brand to draft Fold7 and Mission Media to develop the refreshing outdoor campaign. They came up with an advertising concept that created a buzz in many ways.
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First, they erected the beer-dispensing billboard at a site where guzzlers gathered. Then, they emblazoned the billboard with the crafty headline, “Probably the best poster in the world.” Finally, beer lovers lined up to get a free taste of Carlsberg beer.
“We want to get the Carlsberg brand in front of as many beer drinkers as possible,” said Dharmesh Rana, senior brand manager at Carlsberg U.K. “To do this, we have to think differently with our approach and can’t just rely on great TV advertising.”
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