Relentless recruits Professor Green as brand ambassador

Professor Green: backs Relentless
Professor Green: backs Relentless

Relentless, the Coca-Cola-owned energy drink, is changing the focus of its brand ambassador line-up from sports to music by bringing in urban music artist Professor Green.

It marks the end of the brand’s 'Virtues' activity, which used four brand ambassadors - jiu-jitsu champion Roger Gracie, street dancer Zoe Green, BMXer Mark Webb and guitarist Steph Carter from the band Gallows.

Relentless is working on a number of special promotional projects to be run throughout 2012.

Professor Green’s appointment bolsters Coca-Cola's running commitment to music, which includes the brand's collaboration with DJ and producer Mark Ronson and singer Katy B for its global Olympics campaign and its new partnership with Spotify.

Professor Green has worked with brands Puma, Doritos, ZTE and Huawei. Coca-Cola described him as "perfectly blending credibility with commercial appeal".

A Coca-Cola spokesperson said: "It's the perfect ambassadorship. Both [Relentless and Professor Green] share a dedication to their art, both are defiant in the face of compromise, and both live life to the full in a truly no half-measures way."

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