Budweiser kicks off World Cup promotion

Budweiser has begun to leverage its sponsorship of the 2010 FIFA World Cup by launching an on-pack promotion offering consumers a chance to win tickets for the tournament.

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The Anheuser-Busch Inbev owned brand, which will be the official beer at next year’s World Cup in South Africa, says the promotion, which runs until November, aims to tap into “growing football fever” as the final series of qualifying games are played in the autumn.

Andreas Hilger, marketing director for AB Inbev in the UK, says it is hoped the promotion will “boost the profile of the brand and its sales performance” in advance of further activity in the lead up to next year’s tournament.

The ‘Live the Dream’ promotion provides weekly incentives with the chance to win one of 12 trips for two to the World Cup.

Consumers have to text or email answers to trivia questions featured on the inside of the promotional packs to enter. There will be 12 weekly draws from 28 August.

More than 2.5m Budweiser packs will carry the promotion, while themed point-of-connection material will be available to 23,000 take home outlets.

In addition, 200 cash & carry outlets will feature themed pallet shrouds and point-of-connection material.

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