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Cruzan Rum: Legendary Rum of St. Croix,

I don’t usually post print ads, but the one I am sharing today are true evidence of a complete creative process. It is obvious that account planning team did their homework well by researching brand, target consumer and market context.
The creative picked a good brief and the brand heritage inspired the art direction to distill relevant, impactful original peace of artworks.
They went so deep to bring up what truly differentiate a liquor brand to create a mystique around Cruzan Rum by romanticizing the islanders’ long history of making rum, drinking rum and embracing the true rum lifestyle.

In a world full of liquor brands without a history, the Legendary Rum of St. Croix campaign uses 240 years of island legends, heritage and imagery to remind consumers that Cruzan is an authentic, premium rum.

Personally, I give this 10 over 10 for copy, visual, and thinking...

Hemingway"How many rums can say they're still served in bars where Hemingway drank?"

Tide"The islanders claim there are only three perfect times to enjoy rum: high tide, low tide, and in-between tide."
Flight"The islanders have a saying: the more terrifying the flight, the better the rum tastes when you land."
Sunset"There's an old expression on St.Croix watch the sunset with many, watch the sunrise with few."
Judge"The locals on St.Croix have a saying: Never judge a bar by its cover."
Invaded"St.Croix was invaded seven times, but we suspect at least three of those were for the rum."

Advertising Agency: Fallon Minneapolis, USA
Creative Directors: Dave Damman
Copywriter: Dean Buckhorn
Manager of Art Buying: Dave Lewis
Art Buyers: Kerri Jamison, Jennifer David
Production Company: Mason Vickers
Photographer: Nadav Kander
Representation: Stockland Martel
Producer: Tom Mason
Retoucher: Kander Studios
Published: July 2009

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