PURCHASE, N.Y., March 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- MTN DEW® channels nostalgia and announces the release of a never-before-seen Bob Ross 'Lost Episode' inspired by the cultural icon's original television series, 'Joy of Painting', and created in conjunction with The Bob Ross Company. The 'Lost Episode' will premiere on YouTube on March 6 and will feature a long-form video tutorial for DEW Nation to tune in and pick up paint brushes to create "happy little droplets" upon a DEW inspired scenic canvas.
Alongside the video tutorial, fans will see this campaign come to life through :15 and :30 TVCs, inspiring all to embrace their creativity and do at their leisure, as Bob Ross would.
"Bob Ross is a legend and a cultural icon, not just for those who grew up watching him live but with a new generation of people who have come to appreciate his creativity, his democratic approach to art, his focus on love of self and the natural world, and his ability to spread joy even amidst chaos. It's an absolute honor for DEW to make this 'lost episode' for all to enjoy and try their hand a creating a masterpiece with Mr. Ross' guidance," says Nicole Portwood, Vice President, Marketing, MTN DEW.
During the YouTube Premiere, fans will have a chance to engage with other viewers in real-time through the platform's chat feature. To accompany the episode, MTN DEW has also created limited-edition Bob Ross Paint Kits which include a small blank canvas, oil paints, brushes, travel easel, custom apron and more. Exclusive kits will be distributed via a social giveaway driven by a select group of TikTok influencers following the YouTube Premiere.
Fans will have a chance to bid on the Bob Ross inspired artwork from the TVC via a virtual charity auction that will be held through a premier online auction site. Proceeds of the charity auction will be donated to a nonprofit approved by The Bob Ross Company. More details on the charity auction to come.
To watch the full long-form tutorial, enter the paint kit social giveaway or bid on Bob Ross inspired artwork, visit www.mountaindew.com for more details. Stay up-to-date on the latest MTN DEW news by following @MountainDew on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
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