Newcastle Brown Ale Launches New Advertising Campaign

Campaign Aims to be 100% honest, stay true to brand’s heritage.

Newcastle Brown Ale today announced a new, national advertising campaign titled “No Bollocks.”

The campaign marks the first time Newcastle has invested in national TV ads, created by the brand’s new agency of record, Droga5. Shot on location in Newcastle, England, the ads examine the brand’s story, including its history, the glassware and the brewmaster.

“With this campaign we are going to be very honest with our consumers. Our guys know it when they are marketed to, so we believe it’s time for a beer brand to give it to them straight, just like their best mates would do,” said Charles van Es, brand director for Newcastle Brown Ale. “The people of Newcastle, England – Geordies – don’t take themselves too seriously, love a good joke, and most importantly, they tell it like it is. Our ads celebrate these traits by using a no-nonsense approach, where we are not over promising anything.”

The “No Bollocks” campaign launches with national TV spots beginning on April 2. The media mix includes digital and in-bar advertising, and the campaign will also influence on-premise elements, events, social media and PR activities.


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