Carlsberg UK has launched a campaign to up the profile of Carlsberg Export in the UK. The company announced today (13 December) that, from 10th January 2005, any Carlsberg UK Free Trade customer ordering five cases of Holsten Pils (24 x 275ml bottles) will receive a free case of Carlsberg Export (24 x 330ml bottles).

According to AC Nielsen figures, the company said, Carlsberg Export is growing at 6% year-on-year within the UK premium lager market. Carlsberg credited this success to effective TV advertising and the growing strength of the brand. Carlsberg Export will be returning to TV screens in the New Year with a national advertising campaign.

In a statement, Chris Phillips, customer development director at Carlsberg UK said: "Carlsberg Export is one of the best performing premium lagers in the category and this latest offer gives stockists of Holsten Pils the ideal opportunity to trial Carlsberg Export for themselves."

This offer runs until the end of February 2005, Carlsberg said.