UK Comedians Rap Battle It out for Coors Light's 'Coldest of All Time' Title

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Zenith has created and devised the 'That's Cold' campaign in partnership with Channel 4
UK Comedians Rap Battle It out for Coors Light's 'Coldest of All Time' Title

Coors Light has launched its ‘That’s Cold’ campaign, created and devised by Zenith, in collaboration with Channel 4. The brand will host the first beer branded rap battle championship, serving up ice-cold burns alongside ice-cold beers, with UK comedy favourites.

The campaign premiered with a Channel 4 Gogglebox advertising spot at 9pm on 19th April. This first TV spot introduces the three rap battlers - Doc Brown, London Hughes and Tash Demetriou - along with their pre-battle warm up scenes, sizing each other up. The championship will run for the next three months across selected Channel 4 and E4 programmes, plus the idents for the Coors Light sponsorship of Refreshing Comedy on 4.

The rest of the ad series will feature all battle scenes between the three comedians, and their unquenchable thirst for the ultimate title Coldest Of All Time.

The winner will be crowned in July, and will be decided using a live-vote mechanic and #CoorsLightCOAT across all social channels, with a focus on Twitter. Winning and losing battles will continue to appear across airtime until the end of the year.

The campaign will be supported OOH and appear across talent, brand and Channel 4 social channels. All campaign assets were created and produced by The Outfit - an agency who create entertainment-led content that drives consumer behaviour and delivers commercial results.

Mehul Ashra, group strategy director, Zenith UK said, “It was a refreshing challenge to come up with the creative idea, as well as the media plan for this campaign. We wanted the 2019 activity to be relevant and disruptive by linking Coors Light to a theme their audience is already engaging with. Good luck to our rap battlers. At the end of the day, we’re looking for the coldest burns, not the next shakesbeer.”

Sophie Erskine, marketing controller - American Beers, Moslon Coors, said, “This campaign hits the perfect sweet spot between brand relevance, great talent, and a category first. It also brings the Coors Light cold credentials to life, in a really entertaining and unforgettable way. We can’t wait to see who will take the ‘COAT’ crown and glory.”

Peter Clark, agency principal at Channel 4, said: “Channel 4 is renowned for collaborating with our partners to deliver fresh, original and creative ad campaigns and this one is no exception! This truly multi-platform offering gives viewers the chance to see comedy talent bring their best verses and wittiest one-liners in true rap battle style.”

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Media Agency

Media Agency: Zenith UK

Strategy: Mehul Ashra

Media Planner: Katie Metcalf

Partnerships Director: Victoria Brotchie

Head of Client Partnerships: Bruce McGowan

Production Company

Production Company: The Outfit

Producer: Amy Thornton

Director: Sami Abusamra

Creative Lead : Maggie Kelly

Creative: Adam Kammin

Account Manager: Natalie Reed

Creative Agency

Creative Agency: Zenith

Creatives: Mehul Ashra

Planner: Emma Bucknall, Katie Metcalf

Genres: Music performance, Comedy, People

Categories: Beers, Alcoholic Beverages

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