Alt Blacks – Steinlager & New Zealand Rugby
In Q3 2021, All Blacks beer partner Steinlager targeted young Kiwis by offering them the chance to wear their country’s shirt in a live-streamed ‘match’ inside the Rugby Challenge video game.
Summer Stimmy – Bud Light & MLB/NBA/NFL/NHL/NWSL/WNBA
In April 2021, Bud Light collated assets from its US sport and music sponsorship portfolio to fuel a huge $10m ‘stimulus package’ campaign based around giving away 100,000 sports tickets, concert seats and beer.
Don’t Drink & Start a League – Heineken & Uefa
After 12 clubs tried and failed to breakaway from Uefa and form a European ‘super league’ in April 2021, Heineken used its Uefa Champions League rights for a low-latency social campaign echoing fan outrage with a touch of humour.
Stanley Cup Batch – Molson Canadian & the NHL
In June 2021, as the playoffs entered their second round, the official NHL beer in Canada activated with limited edition batch of beer that had been poured through the Stanley Cup itself.
#PlayOffBeerds – Bud Light & the NHL
Running May through July 2021, Bud Light’s activation played on the tradition of players not shaving while in the playoffs.
Stadium Food Delivery – Brahma & the Brazilian Football Confederation
When the Brazilian Série A returned after its 2020 pandemic shutdown, beer sponsor Brahma connected supporters to their teams through a nationwide online ordering and delivery initiative.
Match of Ages/El Clásico De La Historia – Grupo Modelo/Corona & Club América/C.D. Guadalajara
At the height of the pandemic in Mexico, with live sports shut down across the country, beer brand Corona created a ‘best of’ match between Mexico's biggest soccer rivals.
Opening Party – Heineken & Uefa
On 12 August 2020, Heineken and Uefa livestreamed a global ‘Opening Party’ to celebrate the restart of the Champions League and Europa League after the pandemic-enforced hiatus.
Vikings Draft Virtual Happy Hour – Miller Lite & the Minnesota Vikings
In April 2020, the Minnesota Vikings and official beer partner Miller Lite responded to the pandemic by pivoting from a physical to a virtual livestream Draft Party.
British Grand Prix Drive-In for NHS Workers – Heineken & Formula One
For the behind-closed-doors 2020 British Grand Prix, F1 global beer partner Heineken promoted its 0.0% brand via an immersive activation for local health workers.
Stadium in a Box #CheerFromHome – Heineken & MLS
For the summer 2020 resumption of MLS, Heineken trailed its 0.0 no-alcohol beer by offering US soccer fans a ‘Stadium in a Box’ giveaway on Twitter.
Courtside – Michelob Ultra/Microsoft & the NBA
Through the NBA’s delayed 2020 ‘bubble’ season, AB InBev brand Michelob Ultra teamed up with Microsoft to create an AI-driven virtual courtside fan experience.
Having a Bud With – Budweiser & the Chicago Bulls
In April 2020, the Bulls teamed up with long-time partner Budweiser for an online branded content series featuring former players talking about the team’s title winning 1990s years.
#Pit4Busch – Busch & Stewart-Haas Racing
In February 2020, beer brand Busch leveraged its sponsorship of Kevin Harvick’s No 4 Stewart-Haas Racing car at the Daytona 500 through a real-time Twitter sweepstakes.
Chief Hockey Officer – Budweiser & the NHL
Running through the 2019-20 NHL hockey season, Budweiser promoted its new status as the official NHL beer in Canada through a campaign to recruit a passionate fan as its ‘Chief Hockey Officer’.
Horns Up, Limes In – Corona & University of Texas at Austin
In Q1 2020, UT beer partner Corona leveraged its rights around the Texas Longhorns basketball team with a programme led by a pair of limited edition co-branded sneakers.
Champions Beer – Carlsberg & Liverpool FC
To celebrate Liverpool winning the Premier League in 2019-20, beer partner Carlsberg launched a limited-edition commemorative ‘Champions Beer’ promoted through global and local campaigns in more than 30 markets.