Absolut Vodka

How Humanz worked with Absolut Vodka to drive awareness of their 2 new flavours.

The Brief

Pernod Ricard on behalf of Absolut Vodka briefed Humanz South Africa to implement 2 influencer marketing campaigns that would launch their new variants – Absolut Passionfruit & Watermelon (2020-2021). Creators were gifted with beautifully designed boxes to create cocktails with the new variants. The aim of the campaign was to create awareness for Absolut Passionfruit & Absolut Watermelon, as well as to drive sales.

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The Target Audience

Absolut’s target audience consists of males and females that are between 29 to 35 years of age. They are confident, creative and passionate about their brand. Being authentic and staying true to themselves is very important to them. This target audience are leaders in their respective fields and are always setting or breaking the rules.

The selection criteria

Humanz reached out to a diverse group of creatives to be a part of the launch of both Absolut Passionfruit & Absolut Watermelon campaign. A list of Nano, Micro, Macro and A-Listers formed part of the creator group that amplified the campaign.

The role of influencers

All the creators received a beautifully designed box that consisted of the respective Absolut new flavours and ingredients to make the perfect cocktail. Creators encouraged their followers to go and purchase the new variant. For Absolut Watermelon, Pernod Ricard hosted a private event for the selected creators where they would be informed about Absolut Watermelon as well as capture content that they would later post on their social media platforms. At the same event the faces of the campaign - Candice Modiselle, Maisha Mamabolo and Koketso Chipane - had a photoshoot. The captured images identified these creators as the faces of the Absolut Watermelon Campaign. The images were used on all of Absolut South Africa social media pages.



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The approach of getting new and creative creators to be a part of this campaign carried through the brand’s messaging well and communicated to the correct target audience. Having a beautiful package to work with also added to the vibrant content that was created for the campaign. Inviting creators to a product launch that had beautiful content creation opportunity ensured that the content would come out beautiful and be in-sync with the brand messaging. Having a diverse group of Nano, Micro, Macro and an A-List influencer to be a part of the campaign ensured that the campaign reached a wide group of individuals. Absolut Watermelon collaborating with the creators, Candice Modiselle, Maisha Mamabolo and Koketso Chipane created a campaign that came full circle with the creators not just creating content for the campaign but being a part of the entire launch. Having a beautiful package for the unboxing experience added to the vibrant content that was created for the campaign.

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