|Title||BEER FOR DAD, BEER FOR PEACE 'SOWON BEER'|
|Brand||THE HAND AND MALTS|
|Product / Service||SOWON PALE ALE|
|Category||A01. Food / Drink|
|Entrant||HS AD Seoul, SOUTH KOREA|
|Idea Creation||HS AD Seoul, SOUTH KOREA|
|PR||HS AD Seoul, SOUTH KOREA|
|Production||HS AD Seoul, SOUTH KOREA|
|Hyun Jong Lee||HS Ad||Chief Creative Officer|
|Kyung Jong Seo||HS Ad||Creative Director|
|Sung Jae Kwon||DOBEDO||Director|
There was no brief from the client. The agency presented the idea of the product itself. We wanted to congratulate the positive relationship between North and South Korea, which made us suggest wishes further peace in Korea. SOWON beer is all about productizing. (Product + Advertising)
1950, Koreans started a war, pointing guns and swords at each other. And the fight continues until today, after 70 years with a Korean Armistice Agreement. Which means the war isn’t over yet. This is why we suggested creating a beer that shows the harmony of North and South Korea, by using water from not only South Korea but also from the highest mountain of Korea, which is located in the North, Mountain Baekdu. 'SOWON'means 'A wish' in Korea. The name itself holds a prayer that there will be peace in Korea from now on, and separated families and friends will get to meet someday. The concept that water from Mountain Baekdo of the North and water from the South met to create a 'peace beer' grabbed the attention of the mass media.
- Consumers who are interested in the unique concept of handmade beer - Instagram and newspaper - Beer companies usually communicate with industry-related reporters. But, we invited a political reporter to a beer pairing event with North Korean food and the sowon beer.
We made beer made with water from Mt. Baekdu and held events for reporters such as pairing beer with North Korean food with displaced people. We ran two articles on the central media that became hubs. The article spread to 165 Internet newspapers.
- 167 articles written without any media cost - $2.6 Billion in earned media - Social webpage visitor increased by 221 % during the campaign - 1st place in Korea Wine & Spirits Award