Saatchi & Saatchi Launches New Malta Guinness Ad For Africa

Cape Town - Creative agency Saatchi & Saatchi Cape Town this week announced the release of a high-octane hip-hop inspired music video TV commercial for Malta Guinness, which forms the center piece of an all-new integrated marketing communication campaign in Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon, Kenya and Tanzania.

The latest commercial, which commenced rotating on TV networks this week, will essentially distinguish Diageo Africa’s premium non-alcoholic beverage Malta Guinness from other malt drinks.

“The desire is to create an appeal amongst potential drinkers, both inside and outside of the malt category.  When consumers are looking for a nutritional complement, Malta Guinness offers much more than an ordinary soft drink,” says Graham Cruikshanks, Saatchi & Saatchi Deputy MD.

“The creative rationale is that Malta Guinness has an abundance of intrinsic goodness.   We are communicating the great intrinsic upside of Malta Guinness and the impact the brand can have to promote a more vibrant life amongst consumers.

“Through a specially composed hip-hop track, Malta Guinness provides fun advice on how to be better, do more, and reach higher.  Throughout the campaign, motivational slogans are sung or appear that suggest things like – ‘Get to the top’, ‘Go the distance’, ‘Love Yourself’, ‘Rise Above’.”

Producers from Africa and Pulse Music in New York combined forces with Saatchi & Saatchi to ensure the freshest possible sound for commercial music track, which will also be heard on radios and dance floors across the African continent in the coming months.  In addition, other high profile marketing events include an outdoor campaign, point of purchase materials, refreshment sampling and dance events.

The campaign follows on from the highly successful Malta Guinness Street Dance Africa - a Pan-African dance competition and TV initiative that incorporates some of the competition’s winning stars, and keeps within the vibrant genre of dance and hip-hop.

The TV ad can be viewed at:

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