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InBev has lined up an advertising push in the UK for its Beck's Vier beer brand.

The campaign, confirmed today (13 April), is an extension of the 'Beck's Four Steps' adverts already running in the country.

InBev UK will push Beck's Vier with a first TV outing for the brand. The updated ad features a quartet of dancing characters, with an added five-second feature at the end focusing on Beck's Vier with a close-up of a branded glass of the lager and the message: 'Imported Pilsner Lager, 4%'. The adverts will run in the UK in April and May.

The adverts will be backed by a series of digital 48-sheet posters appearing on outdoor sites in London, Birmingham, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester and Edinburgh until the end of May. At the same time, escalator panels in the London Underground will also display the advertising over an eight-week period, with interactive video advertising using key on-line sites such as Yahoo, MSN and AOL as well as community, news and sporting websites.

"It is an exciting time for Beck's Vier as it builds its consumer audience and this advertising will reinforce awareness in the lead-up to summer - the key time for lager sales," said Richard Ingram, marketing manager for Beck's at InBev UK. "The campaign will underline the established appeal of Beck's - a well-known brand with a premium image and taste - and highlight the unique product credentials of Beck's Vier as we continue its successful rollout."

Beck's Vier was launched in both the on- and off-trade in the UK in March 2006.


Sectors: Beer & cider

Companies: Anheuser-Busch InBev

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