Wild Turkey, die Bourbon-Marke aus Kentucky, will mit einer neuen globalen Werbekampagne Aufmerksamkeit auf sich ziehen. Unter dem Motto „Trust Your Spirit“ ist der Creative Director der Marke, Matthew McConaughey, auch Star der Kampage.
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Wild Turkey Announces Inspired „Trust Your Spirit“ Global Campaign Starring Creative Director Matthew McConaughey
State-of-the-art Projection Mapping Juxtaposed Against Distillery Images Inaugurate a New Era for the Iconic Bourbon Brand
LAWRENCEBURG, Ky., Aug. 5, 2021 — Wild Turkey announces the launch of its new, global creative campaign and platform, „Trust Your Spirit,“ featuring the brand’s Creative Director Matthew McConaughey. Encouraging others to be bold, unapologetically themselves, and stay true to who they are, the campaign features a series of digital vignettes that serve as a tribute to the legendary Master Distillers at the helm of Wild Turkey – Jimmy and Eddie Russell. It also arrives as the brand rolls out a sleek, newly-redesigned Wild Turkey 101 pack to better showcase the premium quality of the Bourbon inside.
„Trust Your Spirit“ channels the spirit and birthplace of Wild Turkey in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky through archived footage and state-of-the-art projection mapping, evoking the brand’s past, present and future. In the hero (:30) ad, the shot opens on a rounded projection stage with McConaughey in front of an oversized screen surrounded by bourbon barrels. In all of the digital ads, the Wild Turkey Rickhouse is projected around him as he invites viewers to do things like „trust your gut, trust your eyes, trust your ears, trust your friends….and the stories they allow you to tell,“ and reminds us „You are exactly where you should be. Where you go from here, is completely up to you and your spirit. Trust it.“
The campaign’s tagline is a call to action channeling the uncompromising spirit of Wild Turkey’s Jimmy Russell, the longest-tenured, active Master Distiller in the global spirits industry and father to Eddie, a second generation Master Distiller and legend in his own right. „In all its forms, and just like Wild Turkey, Trust Your Spirit is bold, inspired, and unapologetically confident,“ notes McConaughey. „This spirit of trust, and trusting your own, dates back for generations of the Russell family who toast those who share and forge ahead with their values. It’s about celebrating both the primary and divine voice we all have inside. It’s life – undiluted.“
The Russells have been faithful and allegiant to their recipe and production methods – despite trends and pressure to conform to changing tastes over the years. „Trust Your Spirit“ echoes a bold and confident rally cry in step with the brand and family ethos to follow one’s instincts. The track „Black Moon Rising“ by up-and-coming Austin musicians The Black Pumas & the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble plays in the background, providing an Americana soundtrack that evokes Southern Kentucky vibes across McConaughey’s modern-day-cowboy Texas persona.
Another (:15) spot, „The Stars,“ finds McConaughey on the picturesque grounds of the Wild Turkey distillery, gazing upon the sky and reflecting on one’s relationship with a celestial universe. It concludes with an observation from McConaughey drawing parallels across humans and stars – each has their own unique sparkle and spirit. The creative director remarks that the world can be a beautiful place „if we all trust our spirit,“ as he watches the sun break the horizon.
Developed by Creative Director Josh Combs and Wild Turkey’s „Chief Storyteller“ Matthew McConaughey, the „Trust Your Spirit“ platform embodies the passion that goes into the Russell family business and marks a turning point for Wild Turkey. Launching today, the campaign will run on digital and social media channels in the United States, Australia and in select global markets.
Creative and production:
- Executive Creative Director: Josh Combs
- Creatives: August Östberg, David Svedenström, Graham Davis
- Executive Producer: Karen McKibben
- Senior Producer: Thomas Martin
- Production Company: Furlined
- Director: Ben Tricklebank
- Director of Photography: Max Goldman
- Post-Production: Therapy Studios
- Editor: Doobie White
- Executive Producer: Margaret Ward
- Photographer: Fernando Decillis
- Music: Black Pumas „Black Moon Rising“
- Global Managing Director: Julka Villa
- Global Senior Director: Mattia Carlozzo
- Global Whiskey Director: Joseph Baide
- Global Senior Brand Manager: Stacey Beerman
- Global Senior PR Manager: Erin Smolinski