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Coors Light Axis to Include Partnerships with Complex Media, Vevo, Pandora, XXL Media, Univision Radio's Uforia Music Festival and the Midtown Music Festival
CHICAGO, July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Music is central to the lives of legal-drinking-age millennial consumers and now Coors Light will be the "go-to" beer brand for the latest in music by providing fans with exclusive access to top content and concerts.
Coors Light Axis will give fans the unique opportunity to get an in-depth look at two top artists, Big Sean and Curren$y, who will be featured in documentary-style videos created in partnership with Complex Media, the premier multimedia lifestyle destination for younger legal-drinking-age men. Complex also will host performances with the artists in New York and New Orleans. Coors Light's sponsorship with Vevo, the world's leading all-premium music video and entertainment platform, will provide consumers with access to a Q&A video series, Ask:Reply, in which Big Sean will answer consumer questions via video. Additionally, Vevo will host a Go Show surprise performance with Big Sean in his hometown of Detroit, where consumers will be alerted to attend via social promotion only hours prior to the performance.
"As a leader in the beer industry, it's only natural that Coors Light is on the cutting edge of a top passion point with millennial consumers," said Sonia Urintsev, Coors Light multicultural marketing manager. "Coors Light Axis will bring exclusive concerts, content and playlists across several genres to consumers who want to experience the latest in the music scene."
Coors Light Axis will focus on four music genres: hip hop, Latin, country and rock. In hip hop, in addition to the Complex and Vevo partnerships, Coors Light will partner with leading hip hop media brand XXL to develop documentary-style videos hosted by DJ Drama discussing Cold Hard Facts in hip hop culture. Coors Light also will partner with Pandora, the leading internet radio service, to provide listeners with custom mix tapes from Big Sean and Curren$y.
In Latin music, Coors Light will partner with Univision Radio's Uforia, a concert series taking place in cities across the U.S. Legal-drinking-age consumers can win a trip to one of the concerts by entering online via Facebook. The two chosen winners and their guests will experience a week of VIP access in the concert cities.
On the country music front, Coors Light will continue to partner with country music leader Jason Aldean by sponsoring several of his concerts this summer.Starting in early July, legal-drinking-age consumers will have a chance to win tickets for select shows.
When it comes to rock, Coors Light will be the official beer sponsor of Atlanta's 16th annual Midtown Music Festival.
About Coors Brewing Company
Coors Brewing Company was founded in 1873 by Adolph Coors, who chose the Clear Creek Valley in Golden, Colo., for his new brewery because of the pure water in the nearby Rocky Mountain springs. The brewery's original and most enduring beer is Coors Banquet (Coors.com, Facebook.com/CoorsBanquet), still brewed exclusively in Golden using only Rocky Mountain water and high-country barley. Coors Light (CoorsLight.com, Facebook.com/CoorsLight, @CoorsLight on Twitter) was introduced in 1978 and now is the second-best-selling beer in the United States. Triple-filtered smooth Keystone Light (KeystoneLight.com, Facebook.com/KeystoneLight) is one the country's most popular economy beers. Coors Brewing Company operates in the United States and Puerto Rico as part of MillerCoors, a joint venture of SABMiller plc and Molson Coors Brewing Company. Learn more at MillerCoors.com, at Facebook.com/MillerCoors or on Twitter through @MillerCoors.
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