PLANO, Texas, Aug. 31, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- College football is back! And so is Larry Culpepper. But this year…he's not alone.
The craving for Dr Pepper is at an all-time high, so fearless vendor, Larry Culpepper, has assembled a vendor dream-team to join him on his mission to deliver Dr Pepper at stadiums, homegates and tailgates throughout the 2017-2018 college football season.
Members of Larry's team will be unveiled throughout the multi-platform brand campaign, including a band member, a cheerleader, a mascot, and some high-profile recruits, the first being football legend Doug Flutie, who makes his debut in the first of seven new college football-themed TV spots for the season, titled, "Larry Nation."
"We're excited to have Larry Culpepper back for the 2017-2018 college football season," said Derek Dabrowski, vice president of brand marketing and content for Dr Pepper. "This campaign continues to build momentum and this season, Larry now has a team of vendors to help him deliver on Dr Pepper fan cravings at college football gatherings everywhere."
"I've always seen myself as more of a coach than a player. I'm a natural born leader…really the perfect mentor for a vendor," said Culpepper. "I hand-selected my team from people who've spent their life around the game. We're gonna be everywhere: stadiums, tailgates, cheap seats, love seats, it doesn't matter. If you're craving Dr Pepper, we'll be there."
Larry will hit the road again this season in his souped-up RV, the Tailgate 2000, to satisfy cravings by hosting tailgates at games across the country, making the following stops:
- Arlington, Texas on September 2nd, 2017 for the AdvoCare Classic
- Atlanta, Georgia on December 1st and 2nd, 2017 for the SEC Championship Game
- New Orleans, Louisiana on January 1st, 2018 for the Allstate Sugar Bowl
- Atlanta, Georgia on January 8th, 2018 for the National Championship Game
About Dr Pepper
Dr Pepper, a brand of Dr Pepper Snapple Group (NYSE: DPS), is the oldest major soft drink in the United States. Since 1885, the 23 flavors of Dr Pepper have earned legions of fans that enjoy its unique, refreshing taste. The brand is available in Regular, Low Calorie, Diet, Caffeine Free and Cherry varieties. DPS is a leading producer of flavored beverages, marketing Dr Pepper and 50-plus other beverage brands across North America and the Caribbean. For more information, visit DrPepper.com or DrPepperSnapple.com. For the brand's latest news and updates, follow Dr Pepper at Facebook.com/DrPepper or Twitter.com/DrPepper.
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