CARLSBERG TURNS REAL YOUTUBE REVIEWS INTO RADIO ADS
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 —
YouTube is filled with tons of beer reviews: videos made by beer-enthusiasts from all over the world tasting beers and sharing their honest findings. The reviews are often recorded from their kitchen or basement with a simple webcam or phone.
Carlsberg decided to filter out the reviews for their classic Carlsberg pilsner and discovered that most of them were exclusively positive. In fact, some of them sounded so much like ads for their beer that Carlsberg, well, turned them into ads for their beer. Surely, Beertubers ‘ThomasMetal75’, ‘SofaKingDrunk’ and ‘GeorgeColvin’ didn’t expect their reviews to become part of an international radio campaign.
The result is a series of 45 second ads in which you hear different reviewers complimenting the artwork, taste and smell of Carlsberg. As if you’re drinking the beer right there with them. All reviews are accompanied by a laidback tune and a cheeky Danish Voice over to top it off.
Probably the most honest radio campaign in the world.
Client: Carlsberg International
Global Director Carlsberg Brand: Julian Marsili
Global Brand Manager Carlsberg: Christopher Bak Billing
Agency: Happiness Brussels
CEO/Executive Creative Management: Karen Corrigan
Chief Creative Officer: Geoffrey Hantson
Creative Director: Katrien Bottez
Strategic Director: Eline Goethals
Creative: Barbara Dzikanowice
Account Manager: Tine Van Hasselt
Sound studio: Raygun
Reviewer: Erik Fraunfelter a.k.a. 'ThomasMetal75'
Reviewer: George Colvin a.k.a. 'TheGeorgeColvinShow'
Reviewers: Trevor Lawless, David Harris and Shea Norman a.k.a. ‘BeerMe’
Reviewer: Ronald Theriot a.k.a. 'LouisianaBeerReviews'.