Mountain Dew is partnering with video game giant Activision on its latest release, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, with an on-pack promotion to help drive additional sales for retailers. From this October, customers will be able to reap the benefits of 2XP with every purchase of selected Mountain Dew Citrus Blast and Mountain Dew No Sugar*.
The brand’s relevance within the gaming community and its appeal to the industry’s core demographic, means it is perfectly placed to drive incremental sales through meaningful cross-category promotions that resonate with its target market. Mountain Dew’s on-the-go credentials make it a great choice for active millennials, many of whom enjoy playing the Call of Duty franchise, making it an ideal partnership.
Florence Brain, Director of Channel Operations, Out of Home at Britvic, comments: “Mountain Dew as a brand has a strong reputation among the gaming community. Having supported the industry for a number of years, the latest partnership with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is perfectly placed to drive further cross-category sales. Mountain Dew’s on-the-go nature makes the brand ideal for the convenience channel, so we suggest retailers implement a second site close to till points to target impulse purchases. Retailers should stock up early to capitalise on sales ahead of the game’s launch at the end of October.”
The on-pack promotion will be supported with wider marketing execution including in-store activations, experiential activity, OOH/proximity media, competitions and social media. This will place the brand front-of-mind for shoppers and makes Mountain Dew a must-stock ahead of the games launch.
The limited-edition Mountain Dew bottles will be available from October for eight weeks. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will be available from 25th October 2019. 2XP codes can be redeemed until the end of January 2020.
*Upon entering the unique code found on pack, customers will activate a 15-minute window in which they will receive 2XP. Customers can use the points to progress through the game more quickly.