Halewood has launched its first above-the-line campaign for JJ Whitley vodka which celebrates the brand’s Russian provenance, whilst also paying homage to its British heritage.
Production of the JJ Whitley Vodka range moved to the £5 million vodka distillery in St Petersburg in 2019, in order to enhance the provenance and quality of liquid. Since then it has won numerous accolades including gold medals at both the IWSC and San Francisco World Spirits Competition. Its premium Russian vodka and line-up of on-trend flavours is seeing exceptional growth, recently becoming the fastest growing ‘Top 100’ alcohol brand in UK retail.
The new campaign focuses on the brand’s best-selling variants, JJ Whitley Artisanal Russian Vodka, Raspberry Vodka, and its recently launched Artisanal Russian Gold Vodka. It will also see the brand go on TV for the first time as sponsor of Sky One’s ‘Nights In’ programming throughout August.
Simon Jackman, senior global marketing manager for white spirits at Halewood Artisanal Spirits, comments: “It’s fantastic to see such strong growth for the JJ Whitley Vodka range over the past couple of years, and our new above-the-line campaign is now set to further drive brand awareness over the next six months, celebrating both its rich distilling heritage and quality Russian liquid.
“As the vodka category continues to be the UK’s largest spirits category, with flavoured variants also seeing significant growth, the range is perfectly positioned to help retailers tap into the significant sales opportunity.”
The £3.5 million campaign is running until December. In addition to the Sky TV activity, it includes placements at a number of high-impact out-of-home sites across the country, as well as digital activity and print advertising in consumer and trade publications.Published Date: July 27, 2021