Tecate Grills More Money, Media, Marketing Punch With Alvarez For ‘Bold’ Campaign
Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 10:06AM
NYSportsJournalism.com in Ad Campaigns, Canelo Alvarez, Tecate, ad campaigns, beer, sports marketing

By Barry Janoff

January 24, 2018: Last year, Tecate ran a campaign that featured world-champion boxer Canelo Alvarez and actor Sylvester Stallone.

The beer brand is back again, and so is Alvarez, and Tecate plans to land an even stronger marketing punch with the next evolution of its “Born Bold” umbrella campaign.

For the multi-platform “We Are Bold,” Tecate said it would “increase (its) investment in paid media by five-fold,” running creative for 52 weeks, more than triple the 17-week appearance for its 2017 effort.

It will also expand the reach to more platforms and more areas of the country.

Tecate, imported by Heineken USA, said its target demo is a bicultural Hispanic male, with spots to air on national Hispanic and English networks.

The creative introduces a new theme, “built around four friends' brotherly bond while emphasizing the camaraderie, rivalries and unspoken, yet understood, inside jokes during their regular barbecues.”

In some of the creative, Alvarez interacts with the “Quatro Amigos” during Carne Asada (BBQ).

According to Tecate, “The ‘We Are Bold' campaign is rooted in consumer insights for the beer brand's core demographic, the bicultural Hispanic male, and the role that the BBQ grilling occasion — or Carne Asada, as literally translated by this group — plays culturally as a social forum to grow closer to their friends and as a key consumption occasion.”

The effort, which launches with two spots and will add a third in May, also includes Internet, social media, POP and out-of-home.

For the latter, billboards will appear in select Sun Belt states (Arizona, California, New Mexico, Nevada and Texas) in the coming weeks and expand to 30 key markets by early spring, including New York, Chicago, Atlanta and Orlando.

Lead agencies include Red Urban, Tecate's digital agency, and Nómades.

"By grounding our creative in the Carne Asada occasion, we've brought to life those intangible bonding moments guys share with their brothers around a grill," Belen Pamukoff, Tecate brand director, said in a statement.

"These moments will be extended throughout the year as we continue to feature the how, when and where our bicultural Hispanic celebrates the unique brotherhood between friends with a refreshing Tecate."

"Chill" is a test of will as the four vie to see who can hold their ice cold Tecate the longest, despited the increasing pain, “highlighting that there's always a friendly competition amongst brothers.”

In “Competition,” the guys seek to outdo each other during a cookout with bigger grills covered with more and more food. Alvarez wins out, however, when he opens the hood to his car and unveils a grill bigger than all the others and filled with even more food and more Tecate.

Gym” finds Alvarez in a gym about to work out. A large slab of meat is hanging from a hook, usually used by boxers to strengthen their bodies by punching away at it as if it were an opponent in the ring. Instead, Alvarez cuts up the meat and begins to grill it, accompanied by Tecate.

According to Pablo Batlle, CCO for Nómades, "In 2018, we want to continue modernizing and building Tecate towards becoming the No. 1 Mexican import light brand.

“The challenge this year was to find relevant and insightful examples for the market around the Brotherhood of the BBQ. The campaign idea looks to unite bicultural men who love a good Carne Asada and an ice cold Tecate,” said Batlle.

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