Ginebra San Miguel Inc. (GSMI) is brewing something new for 2016. Announcing, Gindependence Day! This is a celebration to mark the brand’s emancipation from the old and a welcoming of the new. As the market leader in the gin category, Ginebra San Miguel is paving the way for a new mix of gin culture in the Philippines. Standing on its success and popularity in the mass market, the GSMI Gin Brands now plan to reach even greater heights by catering to more premium groups. With a lineup of never-before-done activities, GSMI Gin brands will connect with a wider audience and improve the gin experience as a whole.
GINEBRA SAN MIGUEL GIN: Feel the change
1. GANADO SA BUHAY THEMATIC CAMPAIGN
Our flagship brand Ginebra San Miguel is going through some interesting changes. After years of championing the hardworking Filipino working class, our brand of gin, which stands for The Filipino Fighting Spirit or “Ganado” will be talking to a younger market with its activations. This is to solidify our positioning for our future “Ganado” Filipinos.
In the past year, we created ads that showed a father passing the baton to his son who was looking for a job and keeping his spirits high amidst the disappointing reality of rejection. This year, we take on another journey with our market as we highlight a special segment in society, the Young Filipino OFW and his family. Our next TVC will showcase a story of a son and his father as they go through the real life drama that families encounter when someone is leaving. No matter how good the opportunity is, family members will still be affected when someone leaves. This became our inspiration in kicking off our advertising campaign for 2016. Our TVC called “Sepanx” or Separation Anxiety will surely melt your hearts and spark the flame of being “Ganado sa Buhay” anywhere you may be in the world. Ginebra San Miguel plays an integral role in the “Ganado” life of our core market.
2. GIN NATION CARAVAN
The “Ganado” spirit, which the brand espouses will be pushed to a more elevated experience, breathing new life to the brand. The Gin Nation Roving Caravan was created to guide and inspire people about the various ways that Ginebra San Miguel can be consumed. Participating in various university events and food festivals, the Gin Nation Roving Caravan is changing the way people drink Ginebra San Miguel from the ground up, one location at a time. We want to introduce Ginebra San Miguel to more and more Filipinos of all sectors, age and demographic.
Get ready to take the party on the road with our Gin Nation Roving Caravan. Our Gin Nation truck will be partnering with the metro’s hottest events and destinations like Mercato Centrale, Maginhawa Food Street, school events and concerts. Together with the truck, Ginebra San Miguel also formulated five mixes that everyone can enjoy: Manila Sunrise, Blue Fizz, Mojito Slush, Sweet Lemony Martini and All Nighter. Each mix is tailor-fit for everyone’s taste. Apart from these unique mixes, we want to complete the drinking experience by adding acoustic performers that will give entertainment to our “Ganado” market. As we move on to the summer of 2016, we invite everyone to watch out for our Gin Nation Roving Caravan and join us in building a bigger and better Ginebra San Miguel. Like the “Ginebra San Miguel” Facebook page (www.facebook.com/barangayginebra) for details and schedules.
3. GINUMANFEST CONCERT SERIES
Summer is one of our favorite times of the year, when there are many festivities happening around the country. Ginebra San Miguel has been part of these celebrations for the past four years with the Ginumanfest Concert Series.
This is a concert series that tours the different regions of the Philippines, bringing top bands and performers to share their passion and the spirit of “Ganado sa Buhay” with everyone. Giving people samples of well-loved gin drinks, Ginumanfest is the biggest festival road show in the category covering destinations from Luzon to Mindanao. This is another festive year for the country and we are excited to again be part of the fun with our “Ganado” family.
4. GINEBRA SAN MIGUEL 3 ON 3 TOURNAMENT
Our Barangay Ginebra team plays a big role in the success of our brand, which is why we always have something in store for our fans. This summer, we will be going around different barangays to host a three-on-three competition where anyone above the age of 18 can participate. All they need to do is collect GSM Blue caps or Ginebra San Miguel seals to join with three of their friends.
These Barangay teams will battle it off to be their area’s representative for the national championships. The top 16 teams from the identified areas will face-off against one another in a championship tournament that will determine this year’s three-on-three national champion.
The inaugural qualifier will happen on March 12 at Santolan, Pasig City. Teams from Pampanga, Tarlac, Pangasinan Laguna, Quezon Province, Cavite, Bulacan, Quezon City, Mandaluyong, Paranaque, Rizal, Pasay City, Cebu, Davao and Bacolod will have their respective qualifiers until May 7. The winning team from each area will get P3,000 plus GSMI products and a once in a lifetime chance to play for the national championships. Like the “Ginebra San Miguel” Facebook page, for more exciting news on this event.
2016 KEY MESSAGE
Ginebra San Miguel is making new waves in the market with activations that will level up its image and brand perception for the market. From that gin brand known as for the old and mass market, GSMI is opening a new chapter for something more hip, fun and upscale. GSMI is not afraid to embrace change and create a revolution in the gin market. It’s time for the new. The time for gin is now!