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Tecate Light Connects With Bilingual Hispanic Men Via New English-Language Creative Radio and OOH Campaign Humorously Celebrate the Light Cerveza as "Dangerously Bold"

NEW YORK, April 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Tecate Light, the No. 1 light beer in Mexico and the fastest-growing mainstream light cerveza in the Western states (1), announced today the launch of a new English-language advertising campaign targeting bicultural Hispanic millennial men 21 and older. Dubbed "Dangerously Bold", the effort consists of a radio spot and out-of-home creative that humorously play with English and Spanglish words commonly used amongst U.S. Hispanic men con caracter. The campaign was created by iNSPIRE!, the Tecate franchise's English-language AOR based in Dallas. 

The creative, which will hit key markets in late April, was created specifically to connect with members of the fastest-growing segment of the U.S. Hispanic population – bicultural millennials of legal drinking age whose interests, humor and language reflect their American and Hispanic lifestyles.  These bilingual, U.S.-born, cerveza-drinking adult men, enjoy living an uncomplicated life, fearlessly and with caracter.

The brand's "Testimanial" :60 second radio spot opens with bold sounds such as eagles calling that lead into a series of testimonials from men describing their experience drinking Tecate Light. With humor and wit, the spot blends the end of one statement into the beginning of another to create an entertaining flow of words, such as, "These cervezas make me feel dangerously manly, like one bad son of a…business, is what these cervezas get down to from the very first drop!" A narrator closes the spot with, "You've been warned about the dangerously bold taste of Tecate and Tecate Light, con caracter." The OOH creative places the campaign's tag line "Dangerously Bold" next to a product shot.

"Tecate Light experienced double-digit growth in all channels (2) and outperformed the domestic beer segment (3) in 2012 in the Western Region, thanks in part to its consumption by bilingual Hispanic adult men. To further connect with bicultural millennials 21 and older, it was important for our campaign to reflect their humor and witty use of language that is often prevalent in their conversations with friends and families while enjoying a Tecate Light," said Felix Palau, vice president of marketing, Tecate.

The "Dangerously Bold" radio spot will hit English-language radio airwaves in late April in cities throughout Ariz., Calif., Ill., N.M., N.V., and Texas. The OOH ads will roll into the same markets soon after. Digital efforts will be announced this summer.  Media placement was handled by MediaVest MV42.

Sources:
(1) Nielsen, West Food+Chicago Food, 52 WE 12-29-12, cs % chg. vs. YAG
(2) Nielsen, 52 WE 12-29-12, cs % chg. vs. YAG
(3) Nielsen, FDCM+ 52 weeks ending 12/29/12

For more information on Tecate Light's advertising campaign, to receive the radio spot or interview a brand executive, please contact FORMULATIN at HUSA@formulatin.com or (212) 219-0321.

About HEINEKEN USA
HEINEKEN USA Inc., the nation's leading upscale beer importer, is a subsidiary of Heineken International BV, the world's most international brewer. European brands imported into the U.S. include Heineken Lager, the world's most international beer brand, Heineken Light, Amstel Light, Newcastle Brown Ale, and Strongbow cider. HEINEKEN USA also imports the Dos Equis Franchise, Tecate Franchise, Sol, Indio, Carta Blanca and Bohemia brands from Mexico. For a safe ride home, download the HEINEKEN USA-sponsored Taxi Magic™ application from your smartphone at taximagic.heineken.com.

SOURCE HEINEKEN USA



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