Ribena is launching a UK-wide advertising campaign for its Really Light brand.

The promotion, which first aired this week, centres round a 30-second TV ad, dubbed 'Currant Affairs'. The ad will run on terrestrial TV in the UK throughout July and will appear in cinemas from 3 August until 14 September.

The brand's owner, Glaxo Smith Kline, is spending GBP2m (US$3.67m) on the advertising, as part of an overall media spend for this year of GBP9m.

"Ribena Really Light is refreshing and low in calories so (summer) is an ideal time for us to remind our core consumers - young adults - what Ribena has to offer," said Ribena marketing director, Anne MacCaig, yesterday (4 July). "The new ad - part of an integrated marketing campaign - combines humour and irreverent tone with the Ribena brand's countryside credentials and heritage."

The brand will also benefit from in-store 'buy one get one free' promotions this month, supported by in-store sampling.