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    Dos Equis Marks 150 Years of Cinco de Mayo

    Campaign aims to enhance celebrations

    Premium Mexican beer Dos Equis is launching the “Lost Art of Celebrating Cinco” spring retail program with substantially increased media investment and more engaging support to offer consumers memorable Cinco de Mayo celebration experiences. To commemorate 150 years of celebrating Cinco de Mayo, Dos Equis will give shoppers the chance to learn more about the occasion as mastered by Dos Equis’ “The Most Interesting Man in the World.”

    “The Dos Equis consumer is always looking for experiences that are a bit more unconventional, and we’re confident they are going to enjoy our Cinco de Mayo celebrations.” said Paul Smailes, Dos Equis senior brand director at White Plains, N.Y.-based beer importer Heineken USA, a subsidiary of Heineken International BV in The Netherlands. “This year, marking the 150th anniversary of Cinco, we are offering our consumers and retailers exciting new engagements which will enhance their Cinco de Mayo celebrations.”

    At retail, themed POS materials, large- and small-format display pieces, and Dos Equis display enhancers, including a Most Interesting Man standee, inspire shoppers to celebrate The Lost Art of Cinco with Dos Equis. Instant rebate (IRC) and mail-in rebate (MIR) cross-merchandising offers (where legal) combining Dos Equis Lager and Ambar with such Cinco de Mayo partners as 1800 Tequila and Cholula Hot Sauce aim to further enhance consumer’s premium experience while boosting the multi-section cash register ring for Dos Equis retail partners.

    Additionally, just in time for the Cinco celebrations, Dos Equis is introducing its Beers of Mexico variety pack in a 12-bottle version. The Beers of Mexico includes Dos Equis Lager and Ambar, Tecate, and Sol.

    ”Dos Equis sales have accelerated during the first two months of the year,” added Smailes. “To keep the momentum going and registers ringing, we’re investing an unprecedented level of media support behind the Most Interesting Man in the World campaign leading up to Cinco de Mayo. We anticipate record consumer engagement and record Dos Equis sales for participating retailers … as we prepare to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Cinco de Mayo.”
     

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