As part of its global Spectre campaign, Heineken has unveiled a new TV spot – "The Chase" – which features Daniel Craig as James Bond in a high speed boat chase. In addition, the brand also announced a digital campaign featuring the world's first ever selfie from space, dubbed the "Spyfie."
Heineken's Spectre campaign is the brand's largest global marketing platform of 2015. Spectre, the 24th James Bond adventure will be released in South Africa on November 27th 2015.
The Heineken spot will be launched mobile-first via Facebook, and will be shown on TV and cinema screens worldwide 24 hours later. Heineken is the only Spectre partner who has created a television commercial starring Daniel Craig.
Heineken's "The Chase" uses Spectre cinematographers and stuntmen to ensure the action sequences are authentically Bond. The spot features a young woman, Zara, who inadvertently becomes involved in a high-speed boat chase where she helps the world's most infamous spy save the day.
Additionally, for its digital Spectre campaign, Heineken will once again push the boundaries of modern technology, by taking the world's first ever selfie from space. For the "Spyfie" moment, Heineken has partnered with Urthecast to take ultra HD imagery using its camera on the Deimos satellite, currently in orbit more than 350 miles above the Earth's surface.
Via a relay of technology, Heineken will take a selfie photograph of lucky attendees specially recruited from around the world, who will also take part of an exclusive Spectre screening event in a secret location in early November. The "Spyfie" content will be bespoke for each attendee of the top secret experiential event, and will be sent to their mobile devices for use on social media.
Ralph Rijks, Senior Vice President of Marketing at Heineken USA said, "In celebration of a partnership spanning 18 years, our Spectre campaign is our most innovative ever. The very nature of the Bond film franchise gives us opportunities to take a cutting-edge and pioneering approach that both excites and adds real value to the film fan's experience. By featuring Daniel Craig in our television spot and activating 'Spyfie', once again we will give fans 21+, access to the world of James Bond."
Heineken's association with the James Bond film franchise dates back to 1997's "Tomorrow Never Dies", with Spectre being the seventh consecutive film in the partnership.