Anheuser-Busch InBev’s (AB InBev) global brand Budweiser has announced a new campaign ahead of the FIFA World Cup 2022. The brand has collaborated with football giants such as Lionel Messi, Neymar Jr, and Ryan Sterling to “drop” prizes in select destinations in the lead up to one of the biggest global sporting event.
As the official Beer of the FIFA World Cup, Budweiser is giving fans a chance to experience the FIFA World Cup in person by dropping hundreds of red prize boxes in major cities that include exclusive merchandise, Messi signed memorabilia, access to BudX events, official football for the world cup, limited edition Budweiser headphones, and the grand prize of an all-expenses paid trip to the tournament.
“The 100-day countdown to the FIFA World Cup has officially begun, and Budweiser and I are celebrating by giving fans the chance to win once-in-a-lifetime trips to the tournament. Ever since playing my first games in Argentina, I’ve dreamt of the day that I would play in the World Cup, and now I’m so excited to help Budweiser make fans’ dreams of attending the World Cup come true,” Messi said.
Beginning August 12, coordinates leading to prize boxes will be revealed to fans who scanned exclusive Budweiser QR codes. These QR codes were shared on Budweiser and football icons’ social accounts earlier, spurring curiosity and excitement from eager fans.
QR codes appeared in 5 marquee locations across the world, including Wembley in London and Andheri Sports Complex in Mumbai, to commemorate Messi, Neymar Jr. and Sterling journeys from eager amateurs to present-day superstars leading their teams out of the World Cup tunnel and into greatness.
Commenting on this first phase of the FIFA campaign, Vineet Sharma, Vice-President, Marketing - South Asia, AB InBev said, “Budweiser and FIFA enjoy a long-standing partnership that dates to 1986, making the brand the official beer sponsor of world football’s top competition for the tenth time. Today, we are stoked to see a cricket-loving country like India gripped by football fever. The ‘drop’ is only the first of many experiences lined up for our consumers and football fans in the country.”