Pernod Ricard launches a new digital campaign for its flagship responsible drinking initiative: Drink more water

Press Release 18/03/2024

Part of Pernod Ricard’s global Sustainability & Responsibility strategy, Good Times from a Good Place, the DRINK MORE WATER campaign, which launched internationally 3 years ago both through digital channels and on-the-field, is back with an even more disruptive second edition.

As “Créateurs de Convivialité,” Pernod Ricard has a long-standing commitment to promoting responsible drinking in a meaningful and authentic way, and through this campaign has demonstrated its desire to always go a step further.

Built on Pernod Ricard’s historical prevention programme Responsible Party, launched in 2009, DRINK MORE WATER is a responsible drinking initiative tackling the issue of binge drinking among young adults. Its ambition is two-fold: to raise awareness among young adults about the risks of overconsumption of alcohol, and to reduce harm at events through the distribution of water. 

The campaign, created in collaboration with the Buzzman agency and director Thomas Mailaender, aims to connect with GenZ audiences by adopting their own mindset, conveying an impactful and universal message. After a first and extremely successful campaign, present in over 60 countries globally both online and on-the-field, DRINK MORE WATER has gained over 400 million in reach across Instagram and Facebook, and over 9 million people on the field at festivals, carnivals, student gatherings and events.

This second edition of DRINK MORE WATER has gone one step further, in a visually impactful and audacious way, harnessing the power of marketing to prevent alcohol abuse. The chosen messaging seeks to strengthen the role of water and its power to reduce alcohol harm within GenZ’s excessive behavioral patterns. The consequences of excessive drinking can be clearly seen in the use of images and videos of people overconsuming water, in the place of alcohol, to discourage anyone from arriving at this point of desperation for hydration and poor decision making as a result of alcohol consumption. The message is clear and simple: DRINK MORE WATER BEFORE WTF!

And because impact is what really matters, Pernod Ricard aims at reaching 1 billion young adults digitally by the end of 2025.

The campaign is accessible online through the site: Drink More Water (drinkmore-water.com). 

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Pernod Ricard is a worldwide leader in the spirits and wine industry, blending traditional craftsmanship, state-of-the-art brand development, and global distribution technologies. Our prestigious portfolio of premium to luxury brands includes Absolut vodka, Ricard pastis, Ballantine’s, Chivas Regal, Royal Salute, and The Glenlivet Scotch whiskies, Jameson Irish whiskey, Martell cognac, Havana Club rum, Beefeater gin, Malibu liqueur and Mumm and Perrier-Jouët champagnes. Our mission is to ensure the long-term growth of our brands with full respect for people and the environment, while empowering our employees around the world to be ambassadors of our purposeful, inclusive and responsible culture of authentic conviviality. Pernod Ricard’s consolidated sales amounted to € 12,137 million in fiscal year FY23. Pernod Ricard is listed on Euronext (Ticker: RI; ISIN Code:FR0000120693) and is part of the CAC 40 and Eurostoxx 50 indices

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Emmanuel Vouin
Head of External Engagement
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Jessica Whyte
Media Relations Manager
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