Published On 06/27/2017

Pernod Ricard reveals the photographer behind its new campaign

Photographer Martin Schoeller

portrays 18 Pernod Ricard employees 

for the Group’s 42nd artistic campaign


During its annual Summer Party held tonight on the Paul Ricard terraces at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, Pernod Ricard reveals the name of the artist behind this year’s carte blanche.

For this 42nd edition, Pernod Ricard chose German photographer Martin Schoeller to shoot 18 portraits of the Group’s employees, picturing their different cultural, geographic and professional backgrounds.

Following recent editions by Marcos Lopez, Eugenio Recuenco, Denis Rouvre, Olaf Breuning, Vee Speers, Li Wei or Omar Victor Diop last year, another master of contemporary photography is set to reveal the singularity of the Group’s employees. The campaign “Inspiring Action”, showcases the style and technique of the close-up portraits which have made the artist’s stellar reputation: faces without artifice or disguise, raw and authentic, but always bearing a great humanity.


Martin Schoeller explains:I liked the fact that Pernod Ricard was featuring its own employees in a global campaign and that they wanted them photographed in my style. They’re all unknown to the rest of the world and yet are invaluable: they are men and women whose appearances encourage us to think about our humanity. Different, unique, yet so similar”.

For Olivier Cavil, Group communications director of Pernod Ricard, “This is an intense campaign because it's so real and simple – not in its marketing aesthetic, but in the truth of our identity that is both diverse and unique. That's the truth of our Group and the truth of our employees. In this spirit, we’ve decided to launch a contest to share this amazing experience”.

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About Pernod Ricard

Pernod Ricard is the No.2 worldwide producer of wines and spirits with consolidated sales of €9,182 million in FY19. Created in 1975 by the merger of Ricard and Pernod, the Group has developed through organic growth and acquisitions: Seagram (2001), Allied Domecq (2005) and Vin&Sprit (2008). Pernod Ricard, which owns 16 of the Top 100 Spirits Brands, holds one of the most prestigious and comprehensive brand portfolios in the industry, including: 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, Mumm and Perrier-Jouët champagnes, as well Jacob’s Creek, Brancott Estate, Campo Viejo, and Kenwood wines. Pernod Ricard’s brands are distributed across 160+ markets and by its own salesforce in 73 markets. The Group’s decentralised organisation empowers its 19,000 employees to be true on-the-ground ambassadors of its vision of “Créateurs de Convivialité.” As reaffirmed by the Group’s three-year strategic plan, “Transform and Accelerate,” deployed in 2018, Pernod Ricard’s strategy focuses on investing in long-term, profitable growth for all stakeholders. The Group remains true to its three founding values: entrepreneurial spirit, mutual trust, and a strong sense of ethics. As illustrated by the 2030 roadmap supporting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), “We bring good times from a good place.” In recognition of Pernod Ricard’s strong commitment to sustainable development and responsible consumption, it has received a Gold rating from Ecovadis and is ranked No. 1 in the beverage sector in Vigeo Eiris. Pernod Ricard is also a United Nation’s Global Compact LEAD company.
Pernod Ricard is listed on Euronext (Ticker: RI; ISIN Code: FR0000120693) and is part of the CAC 40 index.

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