Malibu lets the fun shine

Malibu drinkers

Malibu is inviting consumers to ‘Let The Funshine’ with its new global media campaign, which celebrates the real-life awkwardness that’s surfaced as the world starts to open up again.

The campaign playfully highlights the social rustiness that can happen after a year of restrictions, and encourages everyone to embrace the sunshine and the joy of being back together, whatever happens.

It runs until the end of August across YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat and digital display. Consisting of a series of short films, the campaign depicts a group of friends who try to get their summer vibe going whilst attempting different activities to varying degrees of success, such as creating the first summer playlist, playing team sports, debuting a new outfit, making a cocktail and attempting to dance.

To drive further brand awareness, Malibu is collaborating with global singer-songwriter Anne-Marie, actor Michael Dapaah, and nine UK influencers, who will be releasing their inner ‘Funshine’ all summer long and inviting their followers to join them. The integrated campaign is set to capitalise on the popularity of the brand, as Malibu is experiencing +26.5% value growth, well ahead of the Specialities category (+16%).

Marnie Corrigan, Brand Director at Pernod Ricard UK, commented: “After a year of virtual hangouts, summer is finally here and the Malibu ‘Let The Funshine’ campaign is our way of helping everyone make the most of time spent with friends and family. We have always celebrated that live-in-the-moment, take-life-by-the-coconuts mindset that leads to the best times together, and we want everyone to join us by releasing their inner Funshine!”

Irn-Bru Energy September 2021 section banner (ran after stories)