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Miller Genuine Draft Embraces Urban Nightlife with Streetwear Collection and Hip-Hop Track

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Sid Lee Toronto launches ‘One of None’ with streetwear designer Jeff Staple and rapper Shaquille Baptiste
Miller Genuine Draft Embraces Urban Nightlife with Streetwear Collection and Hip-Hop Track

Working with Sid Lee Toronto, Miller Genuine Draft has used fashion and music to begin its claim as the first and only beer of choice within the urban nightlife space through its new ‘One of None’ brand platform, which contributes to culture instead of just talking about it.

The platform is built on the insight that in order to be truly exceptional, one must do what has never been done before. Operating with a different mindset, working harder than others and fearlessly standing out makes one a rare exception to the rule. In short, even though it’s the tougher path to take, it’s more worthwhile to be one of none than one in a million.


“MGD stands with those who do things differently – the One of Nones,” says Sophia Lal, brand manager, Miller Genuine Draft. “It’s important for us to bring those who are cut from a different cloth together to experience exceptional moments and spark collective magic. That’s how culture evolves, and there’s no place we’d rather be.”


Acting like no other beer brand has in the past, MGD’s ‘One of None’ features a fashion collaboration with notable streetwear designer Jeff Staple and a musical partnership with Toronto rapper Shaquille Baptiste. The MGDxStaple capsule collection emphasises style and utility, allowing consumers to dress it up or down, and make it their own. Baptiste’s original song features gritty hip hop beats and lyrics that reflect on the task of tackling the unknown.


“To create credibility for MGD within the urban nightlife space, it was important that we contributed to the scene instead of just speaking to it,” said Christian Buer, creative director, Sid Lee Toronto. “Through fashion, music and a unique tone of voice, ‘One of None’ actively engages with the urban scene and gives members something they can use to celebrate their individuality.”


In addition to the capsule collection and original song, ‘One of None’ includes out-of-home advertising. Using art-heavy layouts paired with copy that reads more like rap verses than beer jingles, the OOH ads are inspired by urban lifestyle and further complement the authenticity of the new brand platform.

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Client

Advertiser: Miller Genuine Draft

Brand Manager: Sophia Lal

Senior Brand Manager: Beth Montgomery

Brand Director: Joy Ghosh (Senior)

Production Company

Director: James Michael Chiang

Line Producer: Tristan Tran

Photography: Bryan Huynh

Editor: Dino Harambasic

Creative Agency

Creative Agency: Sid Lee Toronto

Executive Creative Director: Jeffrey Da Silva

Creative Director: Christian Buer, Jennifer Rossini, Kim Tarlo

Copywriter: Alex Bird, Gabrielle Makarewicz, Sean Ngo, Cristina Piñeros

Producer: Elana Olavesen

Associate Creative Director: Dominic Liu (Design)

Senior Art Director: Barbato Martiniello

Design: Linus Chui, Emma O'Neill

Account Team: Joanna Jamison, Carly Watson, Sara Teasdale, Tyler Yukich, Erica Francis

Strategy Team: Elliott Altilia, Jon Crowley

Genres: Music performance, Music & Sound Design, People

Categories: Beers, Alcoholic Beverages

Sid Lee, Tue, 16 Jul 2019 11:00:53 GMT