Bacardi has switched global social responsibility ambassadors, from Michael Schumacher to Rafael Nadal.

The company, which recruited Schumacher for three years back in 2007, yesterday (22 March) announced that tennis player Nadal will lead its 'Champions Drink Responsibly' campaign. The global role has been extended to include the US.

The campaign, which will include advertising, public relations, consumer experiential initiatives and social media platforms, also includes a YouTube channel and Facebook page.

Séamus McBride, Bacardi's president and CEO, said: “We are now building into the fourth year of the 'Champions Drink Responsibly' campaign having launched with Michael Schumacher and we are delighted that Rafael has agreed to carry forth our campaign for the next few years.”

Bacardi is looking to stage a number of events with Nadal around international tennis tournaments, including Madrid, Wimbledon, and the US Open.

For a behind-the-scenes look at Bacardi's ad shoot with Nadal, click play, below.