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When a fan watching the 2019 World Series chose to be struck by a baseball rather than spill his beers, Bud Light sprang into action with a quick turnaround activation spanning online, offline and traditional paid advertising.

November 2019 saw Budweiser celebrate the extension of its NBA official beer partnership with a responsible drinking campaign fronted by LA Lakers star Danny Green.

Launched on 29 June to celebrate Liverpool's first Premier League title in 30 years, in Malaysia the club’s long-time beer sponsor Carlsberg marked the victory with a ‘Virtual Champions Keg’, redeemable via smartphone.

Stella Artois activated its rights as official beer of the 2020 Australian Open with creative in which a team of artists produced works linked to each day’s action.

Fans booing the Commissioner is an NFL Draft tradition, so when the 2020 draft was forced online by Covid-19, NFL official beer Bud Light collected boos online and amplified them socially.

Beer brand Ganzberg has signed as the Official Beer Partner of Premier League club Arsenal in Cambodia

German Bundesliga football club SC Freiburg has extended its partnership with the Rothaus brewery

Beer brand Ambar has agreed a deal to become the official beer of Spanish cycling race La Vuelta, as well as the women’s race, the Ceratizit Madrid Challenge.

Marston’s Beer Company has agreed a five-year extension to its sponsorship and supply partnership with Marylebone Cricket Club, the owners of Lord’s Cricket Ground.

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In the first two years of its Six Nations title sponsorship, 2019 and 2020, Guinness targeted both committed and casual fans with multi-faceted activation focused on the humanity and friendship of rugby.

Budweiser supported the England Lionesses’ bid to win the 2019 Women’s World Cup with a rallying-cry campaign inspired by Queen Elizabeth I’s speech prior to the defeat of the Spanish Armada.

Heineken, the official beer of F1, leveraged the 2019 Singapore Grand Prix through an augmented reality game that offered fans the change to win race and pre-race party tickets.

Jumping off the celebration of 100 years of professional football in the US in 2019, Bud Light created a once-in-a-lifetime experience for 100-year-old Kansas City Chiefs fan Melba Mills.

Leveraging its 2019 Six Nations title rights, Guinness launched a responsible drinking campaign  that encouraged drinking more water through the launch of a new product, ‘Guinness Clear’.

Busch celebrated its 40-year presence at the Daytona 500 in February 2019 by turning Stewart-Haas Racing’s 2018 No. 4 car into 40 limited-edition cans.

During the opening weekend of the 2019 Rugby World Cup, Steinlager leveraged its partnership with the All Blacks via ‘Black Laundry’, an experiential activation backed by an integrated marketing campaign.

In October 2019, Budweiser leveraged its NWSL sponsorship through a Megan Rapinoe- fronted campaign that aimed to solicit new sponsors for the US women’s professional league.

Budweiser activated at the start of the 2019 MLB season with an inspirational, multi-platform tribute to Jackie Robinson.

Long-time club sponsor Carlsberg celebrated the May 2019 anniversary of Liverpool going ‘all-red’ with a limited edition red-label red barley beer.

For the 2018 Formula One season, Heineken activated its rights through a four-city media/influencer PR programme linking host city underground culture to F1 lifestyles.

Heineken’s 2017-18 Champions League activation used immersive and experiential content to inspire influencers, fans and media to engage with the drama of the competition.

Around Peru’s World Cup 2018 away play-off match against New Zealand, national-team sponsor Cristal ‘hacked’ the opposition team’s shirt so the stadium in Wellington appeared full of away support.

Dutch beer company Heineken has acquired the rights to Uefa’s three club competitions in the next cycle and global rights to next summer’s Euro 2020.

NBA sponsor Budweiser partnered with the National Basketball Players Association on an initiative commemorating the retirement of 13-time NBA All-Star Dwyane Wade.

At the start of the 2018-19 NFL season, the Cleveland Browns had gone 635 days without a win, so Bud Light created free beer ‘Victory Fridges’ that would unlock the moment the team broke its losing streak.

'Fair Play’ was a 2019 campaign from Birra Peroni, the official beer of city rivals UC Sampdoria and Genoa CFC, which incentivised rival fans to hug one another by offering free beer for those participating.

Budweiser’s activation of the 2018 Fifa World Cup spanned four weeks of the tournament and captured attention from every major global market – making Budweiser the most talked about brand during the event.

AB InBev beer brand Budweiser has signed new major partnerships with Spain’s LaLiga and the English Premier League