Daniel Craig stars alongside SKYFALL Bond actress Bérénice Marlohe in an innovative new campaign

Amsterdam, 14 September 2012 – Heineken®, the world’s leading premium beer brand, today announced a thrilling new TV and digital campaign, in anticipation of the release of the 23rd James Bond adventure, SKYFALL™, which sees Daniel Craig bring his explosive portrayal of James Bond to a Heineken ad for the very first time. Challenging consumers to defy his enemies and ‘Crack the Case’, viewers will be taken on an epic train journey alongside stunning Bond newcomer Bérénice Marlohe.

Launching on the 20th September, the interactive experience begins exactly where the TV advert leaves off, with viewers invited onto a train by the smouldering Bérénice before it embarks on a voyage through a spectacular vista of snowy mountains. Putting viewers through their paces, a series of gruelling tests will lead them to ‘Crack the Case’ whilst protecting its contents from ferocious Bond villains.

Crack the Case Heineken Campaign with James Bond

Rolling out worldwide, the ‘Crack the Case’ campaign will launch on multiple platforms on 20th September, through a combination of a new 60s film (TVC & online) with a personalized interactive experience. This powerful combination of ATL, digital, PR and experiential will ensure that Heineken® and Bond are able to reach out to more consumers than ever before and propel the campaign to new heights.

Building on a 15 year relationship with the Bond franchise, the ‘Crack the Case’ campaign takes viewers into a moving train somewhere deep in snow-covered mountains, providing them with the opportunity to be a secret agent themselves. Transitioning viewers seamlessly from the TVC, Bond actress Bérénice Marlohe tantalises viewers by inviting them to help her crack a mysterious case and outwit the menacing villains – a challenge which encourages a virtual voyage of participation and discovery.

Crack the Case Heineken Campaign with James Bond

The ‘Crack the Case’ campaign was created by advertising agency Wieden+Kennedy Amsterdam. The campaign TV ad, full details of which will only be revealed in time for September 20th launch, was directed by award winning Dutch filmmaker Matthijs Van Heijningen Jnr.

Igniting global excitement and driving mass participation, an exclusive online teaser will be released ahead of the campaign launch on 20th September to a pocket of global super fans of Bond, incentivising these top fans to watch the TVC once it launches and leaving them wanting more.

In addition to exploding conversation across digital, social and owned media platforms, the offline execution of ‘Crack the Case’ will bring the drama of the virtual experience ‘live’ to a broader audience across the globe in October. Several markets will host unique Heineken® experiences in iconic locations, inviting members of the public to test their nerve, win exclusive prizes and share in the excitement of the global release of SKYFALL this fall.

Alexis Nasard, Chief Commercial Officer of Heineken® said: “The creativity and progressiveness of the Heineken® brand combined with the legendary James Bond franchise will provide viewers with high entertainment values. Not only a hero, Bond is the ultimate ‘Man of the World’ – confident, resourceful and ready for new experiences, personifying the values of the Heineken® brand.”

Crack the Case Heineken Campaign with James Bond


Global Brand Director Cyril Charzat
Global Communications Manager Sandrine Huijgen
Global Communication Josefien Olij
Global Digital Manager Lennart Boorsma
Global Sponsorship Director Hans-Erik Tuijt
Global Sponsorship Manager Joost Geurts
Executive Creative Director Mark Bernath & Eric Quennoy
Creative Directors Mark Bernath & Eric Quennoy
Art Director Thijs Biersteker, Adrien Bindi
Copywriter Dan Maxwell
Agency Producer Tony Stearns
Head of Production Erik Verheijen
Planner Stuart Parkinson
Connections Planner Richard Oldfield
Creative Technologist Paul Skinner
Group Account Director Clay Mills, Jordi Pont
Account Director Clare Pickens
Account Manager Jorge Fesser
Print producer Sharon Kwiatkowski
Head of Design Joe Burrin
Studio Artist Anthony Fabre
Digital Producer Arnaud Ronquillo & Tristan Parker
Digital Editor Rene Pannevis, Robin Pijpers
Project Manager Sharon Kwiatkowski
Business Affairs Barrie Williams


Director Matthijs van Heijningen
Director of Photography Joost van Gelder
Producer Chris McBride
Executive Producer Debbie Turner


Editor Jono Griffith

Sound Designer/Mixer Raja Sehgal

Artist / Title Gin Wigmore/”Man Like That”
Music Company Agoraphone
Music Supervisor Beth Urdang

VFX Supervisor Hitesh Patel
Flame Jay Bandlish
3D Jordi Bares
Telecine Seamus O’Kane
Producer Paul Schleicher

Photographer Hugo Stenson
Agent Sonny

Director Johnny Grant
Producer Matt Nelson

Producer Paul Schleicher

Producer Quinten Beek
Producer Chris Herrebrugh
Producer Wouter Smit
Art Director Jouke Vuurmans
Art Director Jeroen van der Meer
Flash developer Hendrik-Jan de Harder
Flash developer Arjan van Wijk
Flash developer Thijs Broerse
Designer Kjegwan Leihitu
Designer Massimo Meijer
ASP developer Elmar Keij
ASP developer Tonny Wildeman
Director of films Rogier Schalken

More about the ‘Crack the Case’ TVC:
The new Heineken Legend is French actor, dancer and model Chris de Almeida.
The ‘Crack the Case’ integrated campaign forms part of the Heineken ‘Open Your World’ campaign, which celebrates and encourages aspirational behaviour among adult consumers – making James Bond the perfect match.

Crack the Case Heineken Campaign with James Bond

Heineken and James Bond
Heineken has developed a strong and successful relationship with James Bond spanning global partnerships with ‘Tomorrow Never Dies’, ‘The World is Not Enough’ , ‘Die Another Day’, ‘Casino Royale’ and ‘Quantum of Solace’ .

Daniel Craig is back as Ian Fleming’s James Bond 007 in SKYFALL™, the 23rd adventure in the longest-running film franchise of all time. In SKYFALL, Bond’s loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost. The film is from Albert R. Broccoli’s EON Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, and Sony Pictures Entertainment. Directed by Sam Mendes. Produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli.  Written by Neal Purvis & Robert Wade and John Logan.

About Heineken®:
The Heineken brand bearing the founder’s family name – Heineken – is available in almost every country around the globe, and it is the world’s most valuable international premium beer brand. Additional information is available on www.heineken.com and on www.theHEINEKENcompany.com, www.Facebook.com/Heineken.

About Albert R. Broccoli’s EON Productions
EON Productions Limited and Danjaq LLC are wholly owned and controlled by the Broccoli/Wilson family. Danjaq is the US based company that co-owns, with MGM, the copyright in the existing James Bond films and controls the right to produce future James Bond films as well as all worldwide merchandising. EON Productions, an affiliate of Danjaq, is the UK based production company which makes the James Bond films. The 007 franchise is the longest running in film history with twenty-two films produced since 1962.  Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli succeeded Albert R ‘Cubby’ Broccoli and have produced some of the most successful Bond films ever including CASINO ROYALE and QUANTUM OF SOLACE. They are currently producing the 23rd film, SKYFALL.

About Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc.
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. (“MGM”) is a leading entertainment company focused on the production and distribution of films and television content globally. The company owns one of the world’s deepest libraries of premium film and television programming. In addition, MGM has ownership interests in domestic and international television channels, including MGM-branded channels. For more information, visit www.mgm.com.

About Sony Pictures Entertainment
Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America, a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE’s global operations encompass motion picture production and distribution; television production and distribution; home entertainment acquisition and distribution; a global channel network; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; development of new entertainment products, services and technologies; and distribution of entertainment in 159 countries. For additional information, go to http://www.sonypictures.com/

James Bond on a secret mission in global Heineken® campaign

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