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Poker Beer's Musical Debut Defends Friendships from Bad Pandemic Behaviours

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DDB Colombia launched the campaign where for the first time the protagonist is not the beer, but the flaws within the behaviour that young people have had during the pandemic

Poker Beer's Musical Debut Defends Friendships from Bad Pandemic Behaviours

With the reopening of the different economic sectors in Colombia and the world, young people have begun to leave their homes and reunite with their friends to live the ‘new normality’. The problem is that they left their safety and that of their friends in the background, behaving in an inappropriate way and forgetting the rules of care and distancing in bars, shops and social gatherings. Being this a problem where alcohol consumption and young people are the main actors, Poker, the brand that defends friendship, launches a campaign to protect them from their own unconsciousness. This campaign is an initiative that was born in Colombia and which is joined by Peru and the Dominican Republic, seeking in a combined effort, to raise awareness and protect consumers.

At first, the brand carried out an investigation with young people, to understand their behaviour, beliefs, and other insights that could broaden the understanding of the situation, reaching valuable conclusions. Among them, that young people believe they are immune to the virus; that many think that the contagion only occurs in older people; that nothing will happen to them because they take for granted that the friends they meet take care of themselves; or that it is simply not necessary to comply with the biosafety regulations.  

Then, thanks to the information obtained, the brand finds, through a musical, a creative and disruptive way to attack the false beliefs that young people have about the pandemic. This musical query, through an ironic tone, all those behaviours at such a conjunctural time. And based on a 360 strategy, integrated by digital, tv, experiential and trade actions, Poker carries out a campaign that shows that despite believing that we are expressing our affection to those closest to us every time we meet, this is not a friendly behaviour when we forget the minimum standards of safety.

In the end, Poker and DDB were able to demonstrate once again, that the best way to defend friendship is to work among friends. 

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Announcer: AB InBev

Brand Poker

Marketing VP for Colombia: Thor Borrensen

Poker Brand Director: Valentina Vieira

Poker Brand Manager: Cristina Iregui



DDB Group President: Borja de La Plaza

CEO & CCO DDB Colombia: John Raúl Forero

Executive VP: Adriana Taborda

Planning VP: Jorge Becerra

Brand & Business Lead: Javier Ducuara

Creative Director: Juan Cárdenas

Creative Director: Kendall Ocampo

Planner: Manuela Roa

Account Executive: Johana Bustos

Senior Copywriter: Juan Camilo Uribe

Senior Copywriter: Daniela Prieto

Art Director: Jhon Igua

Digital account executive: Milagros Torres

Community Manager: Felipe Arias

Social content creative: Julieta Cardenas

Digital Art Director: Yessica Charry

Digital Art Director: Leonardo Mendez 

Executive Producer: Daniela Rubio

Production Director: Dario Lozano


Productora: Rebolucion + Macarena

Director: Luciano Podcaminsky

Executive Producer: Ezequiel Ortiz

General Producer: Diego Ossa

Producer: Michela González

Producerr: Cecilia Cárdenes

DOP: Guillermo Muse

Sound Design: Porta Estudio

Music: Papa Music

Genres: Choreography, Music performance, People

Categories: Beers, Alcoholic Beverages

DDB Latina, Fri, 02 Oct 2020 15:02:30 GMT