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Captain Morgan Launches New Digital-First Campaign

Rum brand Captain Morgan has launched the first installment of its new global ‘Spice On’ campaign.

The campaign is the first to reflect the brand’s new global ‘Spice On’ positioning and will run on social, digital, and TV and is voiced by BAFTA-winning presenter, chef, and MC, Big Zuu.

Spice On

According to Captain Morgan, which is owned by Diageo, the campaign aims to celebrate ordinary people bringing their own ‘spice’ to the table.

The 20 second ad sees groups of friends bringing their own individuality as they hang out and put their own twist on how to enjoy Captain Morgan.

The product is used in unexpected ways, such as a Captain Morgan & Cola ice cream float and a complement to chicken wings.

Each individual take on the drink is celebrated, with the voiceover affirming ‘however you spice, spice on.'

Samori Gambrah, global brand director, Captain Morgan, said, “‘Spice’ is what makes Captain Morgan delicious, and in our new global positioning we’re shifting the focus to ‘spice’ as a collective ‘you do you’ attitude. We wanted this campaign to capture that everyone has their own ‘spice’ to bring. Big Zuu was the perfect partner to kick things off – his attitude, personality and passion for flavour exudes ‘spice’ at every turn.”

The spot was created by global creative agency Anomaly, who worked with director Ehsan and production company Friend London to bring it to life.

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'Captain Morgan Is A Brand Full Of Spice'

Ehsan, director of the new campaign said “Captain Morgan is a brand full of spice and this ad showcases how people can add their own flavourful spin into the mix! In the ad you’ll see we helped bring this to life by introducing a twisting camera trick to enhance the visual experience of the ‘spice on’ moment. The brief really appealed to me – and it’s been a great experience from writing the treatment, to nailing the casting, all the way through to making sure the music bangs just right.”

Lizzy True, Great Britain marketing manager for the brand said, “The new ‘Spice On’ campaign is all about our delicious, spiced spirit drink and the ‘spice’ individuals bring when getting together with their mates. It’s been brilliant working with Ehsan and Anomaly to bring this to life, and I can’t wait for consumers to see the campaign.”

The ad launches in Great Britain this month before being rolled out across Europe.

It will be followed by cultural activations in Northern Europe in the autumn where influencers and content creators will all bring their ‘spice’ to the worlds in which they live.

© 2022 European Supermarket Magazine – your source for the latest drinks news. Article by Conor Farrelly. Click subscribe to sign up to ESM: European Supermarket Magazine.

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