Top 10 spirits marketing moves in May 2020

Last month’s most notable marketing campaigns included Hendrick’s Gin’s Pour it Forward initiative to help bartenders, Reyka’s run for charity and Smirnoff’s celebrity-backed social media challenge.

As consumers stay at home and bars across the world remain shut due to the global coronavirus pandemic, spirits brands had to rethink their marketing strategies and turn their focus to the online channel.

A number of companies pledged its support to the on-trade amid the pandemic, including Hendrick’s Gin with its Pour it Forward campaign and mixer producer Fever-Tree, which offered a series of free online seminars.

Meanwhile, Tequila Cazadores celebrated Mexican festival Cinco de Mayo last month with a campaign that encouraged drinkers to make Tequila‐based cocktails at home while celebrating with friends online.

Over the following pages, we name our pick of the top marketing initiatives launched in May 2020.