Newcastle Brown Ale offers US population $1 bribe to follow it on Twitter

A pile of cash and empty boardroom: Newcastle Brown Ale's tongue-in-cheek summer campaign
A pile of cash and empty boardroom: Newcastle Brown Ale's tongue-in-cheek summer campaign

"Do you like money? Do you have a Twitter account?" asks an ad running in the US for Newcastle Brown Ale. If the answer to both is "yes", then the first 50,000 people who follow the brand on Twitter will be paid a dollar each.

The 60-second spot tells viewers that the beer brand is "sending out money in cheques". "Who still uses cheques?" it asks. "We do. But that’s not important."

The ad then reveals in a mock-climax that followers will be sent a "full dollar" each, adding why should consumers "endure the unsolicited marketing of other beer brands for free when you can endure Newcastle's unsolicited marketing and get paid?"

The ad ends with the strapline "Newcastle. No Bollocks" continuing the brand’s "No bollocks" positioning.

Company: Heineken USA

Brand: Newcastle Brown Ale

Agency: Droga5

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