Hawaii’s a place where family, friends and nature are important as career, salary and station. A pair of brothers explains it to the Mainland.
Not only did viewers rank the TV spots above those of market leaders Corona and Dos Equis, they gave them the third highest score for any alcohol-related ad that year. Which might be one good reason for a frothy 37% sales increase.
Beyond TV, the campaign extended the deadpan wisdom of the Hawaiian brothers into outdoor and social.
“All the benefits of a small shop with big-time strategy and creative.Ken Kunze, CMO, Craft Brew Alliance
‘Dear Mainland’ drove the needle with double-digit growth making Kona a top ten craft beer in America.”
3 January 2021 · Posted in Kona Brewing Co. Broadcast and video Print and outdoor
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DC is honored to announce that our work for the California Tobacco Control Program to help smokers quit in an empathetic way has been recognized with a Clio Health award.
Hope and dance for foster kids
Our latest project for SFCASA is a short film featuring a former foster youth who tells his story through dance.
The Little Big Lie
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Kona makes the playoffs
After eight great seasons, our winning Dear Mainland campaign makes its NFL playoff debut. Check out the brothers’ latest gameplan for a life well-lived.
Vaccinations, empathy, and equity
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Catching “Waves” with Kelly Slater
Fresh off an exclusive in Adweek, our latest work for Kona Brewing is ready to make waves all summer long. And this time surfing legend Kelly Slater is along for the ride.
The spots are animated. The struggle is real. True tales of former smokers on the perilous path to quitting.
InnovAsian: The Next Generation
DC is back with seconds of our award-winning, supply-chain-busting InnovAsian Occasion campaign now running on stations across the nation.
SweeTARTS’ Be Both is back
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Loyalty or discount program advertising often dwells in the downscale world of the coupon clipper — a turnoff to savvier online shoppers. Our strategy was to present Rakuten as every bit as premium as the brands it offered rebates on.
Even the mild-mannered have something inside that drives them wild. And thanks to StubHub that wild thing is busting out all over.
This way to health insurance
Today marks the launch of our first campaign for Covered California as part of a five-year, $400-million effort to help all Californians get the health insurance they need.