Johnnie Walker, the iconic whisky brand, launched its new campaign in an empowering ceremony held on March 23, in O1NE BIEL in Beirut. Centered on the resourcefulness of Lebanese, the campaign and the event introduced key society influencers and leaders to the endless possibilities that reside within each individual. Hosted by Diageo, the makers of Johnnie Walker, the evening reflected the brand’s commitment to remarkable achievements and progressive spirit.
In this groundbreaking new campaign, we really wanted to create a message that encouraged people to always look within themselves for inspiration and strength,” said George Rbeiz General Manager Diageo MENA.
The new chapter of the Keep Walking Lebanon campaign was revealed through a TV ad and a documentary that featured stellar examples of Lebanese people using their resourcefulness to accomplish great things. The documentary featured pioneers in their fields, who were recognised with the Award of Resourcefulness, including Antoine Abou Moussa (Compost Baladi), Antoine Skayem (Riego), Zeina Saab (Nawaya), Charbel Daghfal (Wheelchair Taxi), and Randa Farah (Lebtivity).
“Johnnie Walker has rightfully earned its placed in Lebanon as the brand that innovates and encourages people,” said Ziad Chami Head of Marketing Diageo MENA.
The night focused on showcasing the possibilities of the attendees, as they saw their names highlighted on a Wall of Fame at the entrance, realising that they are the secret to keeping Lebanon thriving.
Following the screening of the films, a final call to action, “The Resourceful Don’t Wait”, was projected throughout the venue, encouraging people to keep walking, as their own walks were featured across giant screens.
“Through our resourcefulness, we have kept the country moving forward despite the obstacles we are faced with,” explained Bechara Mouzanar CCO of Leo Burnett MEA. “This, of course, perfectly embodies everything that Johnnie Walker stands for.”
The exclusive guest list included ambassadors, social leaders, the media, influencers, and VIP clients, who left strengthened by the possibilities that lie within them and the desire to always keep walking.