Jameson, the world’s bestselling and most awarded Irish whiskey is excited to unveil a new responsible drinking advert as part of its commitment to tackling overconsumption and alcohol misuse. “Take It Handy” promotes responsible drinking by encouraging people toward more mindful, moderate consumption and reinforces the message that whether youmeasure, sip, or skip, no one should feel awkward for doing so.
Co-written by and starring comedian Aisling Bea, who brings her Irish wit and humour to the screen, the advert showcases a number of typical social drinking scenarios consumers can find themselves in when they choose to moderate or skip a drink. Bringing to light theperceived societal pressures that lead to overconsumption, it inspires drinkers to forget the feeling of FOMO and embrace moderation, measurement, or abstinence. Jameson believes that no one should feel awkward for choosing whether to drink or not.
Speaking on her involvement, Aisling comments, “It has always been my belief that comedy can help shift cultural taboos and can be used to turn an unpopular topic into one we can talk about and effect change. So, I was delighted when Jameson asked me to write their responsible drinking advert, not just because I have grown to love working with the company and knew they would let me lean in to comedy for it, but also because I truly believe that they, as a drinks company, want to be part of the evolution of how we drink and how we savour not just their product, but also life. The fun part of the challenge was to take the word ‘responsible’ and make it less ominous and more about simple mindset changes.”
Brendan Buckley, International Marketing Director at Irish Distillers explains further, “Jameson is committed to promoting responsible drinking among consumers. Our aim is to resonate with every kind of drinker by talking about a serious subject in a relatable, and authentic way, reflecting the attitude of the brand. We hope our message is crystal clear – you don’t need to drink to enjoy yourself. In the wise words of Aisling Bea…
Measure it, sip it or even skip it. Jameson, take it handy!”
Developed with creative agency TBWA Dublin, directed by Tom Merilion and produced by Speers Film, the campaign will launch in Ireland on 16th January before being rolled out across global markets later this year on TV, digital and social.
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