Mother has taken on a third slice of Whitbread business this week
by winning the brief to create a major campaign for Hoegaarden, the
Belgian white beer brand.
The agency already works with Whitbread on Source, the vodka drink
launched earlier this year, and on Beefeater restaurants, whose ad
campaign is now on air.
Peter Jackson, the director of marketing at Whitbread, said: ’Whitbread
has a roster of agencies but Mother is the right partner - it is great
to work closely with an agency whose dynamic creativity will add
excitement to the brand.’
Hoegaarden, which was introduced to the UK in 1990, has been handled by
Lowe Howard-Spink but has produced no advertising of note. Its most
high-profile marketing to date has been the sponsorship of the Channel 4
late-night music programme, The White Room.
Andrew Medd, a partner at Mother, said: ’This is one of the most
exciting prospects in the beer market.’