As part of its integrated global Spectre campaign, Heineken has unveiled a new TV spot - titled "The Chase" - which features Daniel Craig as James Bond in a high speed boat chase. In addition, the brand also announced an exciting digital campaign featuring the world's first ever selfie from space, dubbed the "Spyfie." Heineken's Spectre campaign is the brand's largest global marketing platform of 2015.
Spectre, the 24th James Bond adventure, from Albert R. Broccoli's EON Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, and Sony Pictures Entertainment, will be released in the U.K. on October 26 and in the U.S. on November 6. The Heineken spot will be launched mobile-first via Facebook, and will be shown on TV and cinema screens worldwide 24 hours later. Heineken is the only Spectre partner who has created a television commercial starring Daniel Craig.
Heineken's "The Chase" uses Spectre cinematographers and stuntmen to ensure the action sequences are authentically Bond. The spot features a young woman, Zara, who inadvertently becomes involved in a high-speed boat chase where she helps the world's most infamous spy save the day. And if you look close enough, you notice that Hervé Villechaize is back as the classic villain Nick Nack, from the 1974 adventure The Man with the Golden Gun. Additionally, for its digital Spectre campaign, Heineken will once again push the boundaries of modern technology, by taking the world's first ever selfie from space. For the "Spyfie" moment, Heineken has partnered with Urthecast to take ultra HD imagery using its camera on the Deimos satellite, currently in orbit more than 350 miles above the Earth's surface.
Via a relay of technology, Heineken will take a selfie photograph of lucky attendees specially recruited from around the world, who will also take part of an exclusive Spectre screening event in a secret location in early November. The "Spyfie" content will be bespoke for each attendee of the top secret experiential event, and will be sent to their mobile devices for use on social media. Here's what Ralph Rijks, Senior Vice President of Marketing at Heineken USA said in a statement.
"In celebration of a partnership spanning 18 years, our Spectre campaign is our most innovative ever. The very nature of the Bond film franchise gives us opportunities to take a cutting-edge and pioneering approach that both excites and adds real value to the film fan's experience. By featuring Daniel Craig in our television spot and activating 'Spyfie', once again we will give fans 21+, access to the world of James Bond."
To further heighten anticipation ahead of the movie's release, an estimated half a billion limited edition Heineken and Heineken Light bottles and packaging launch nationwide today, featuring the James Bond Spectre logo. The new Bond-themed bottles also include a unique scan-able logo and codes on each, unlocking free movie tickets in partnership with Fandango (1 in 7 wins), as well as original Spectre content. Using any mobile device, visit Heineken.com and scan the front of any Heineken Bond limited edition packaging to determine winners.
Heineken's association with the James Bond film franchise dates back to 1997's Tomorrow Never Dies, with Spectre being the seventh consecutive film in the partnership. Heineken was also involved in The World Is Not Enough, Die Another Day, Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace and 2012's Skyfall. Check out the new 90-second TV spot for Spectre dubbed "The Chase,' and stay tuned for more on this highly-anticipated action-adventure.