Fine Art of slow down and savor a moment with beer, A Overcoast n Familiar Creatures Creation

This Ad Agency Created A Retro 80's Jingle To Reminisce With Craft Beer Drinking Dads

RICHMOND, Va., March 11, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Devils Backbone Brewing Company partnered with Familiar Creatures for the second year in a row to launch their new paid social media campaign. To speak directly to the brewer's millennial dad target, the ad agency created videos with a nostalgic jingle sung over romanticized, tongue-in-cheek visuals. The retro approach is intended to stand out in the social media space, where brands often strive to be trendy, hip and relevant.

Watch in Video - Familiar Creatures created the insight that having a Devils Backbone beer is like spending time with an old friend. And what better way to capture this feeling than with a nostalgic-feeling jingle, going against the grain of all the new-fangled trends in social media advertising.

Working with the music composition company Overcoast, Familiar Creatures wrote a feel-good jingle that encourages drinkers to slow down and savor a moment with their beer. Overcoast then commissioned a musician who's sung jingles for Folgers, Gillette and Big Red Gum, popular staples of 80's advertising.

"Devils Backbone makes complex, yet approachable beers and brews that are made to be sipped. We wanted to capture this feeling of taking a moment with your drink, almost treating it like a buddy," said Justin Bajan, co-founder of Familiar Creatures. "This kind of feeling hearkens back to simpler days so we thought a heartfelt, yet cheeky jingle was the way to go. Overcoast crushed it like always."

The films were shot by local photographer and director Brian Camp, who scouted various scenic areas in Virginia to showcase the actors and the beers.

"Even though these will live on Instagram and Facebook, the jingle itself really feels like a classic from an era of advertising before social media. As soon as we heard it we started humming all around the brewery. We showed it to our wholesalers and they couldn't stop humming it either," remarked Marisa Black, Director of Marketing at Devils Backbone.

Devils Backbone Brewing Company specializes in award-winning lagers, inspired by the great brewing traditions of Europe and the ingenuity of modern craft brewing. Devils Backbone operates two breweries in central Virginia. Basecamp Brewpub & Meadows located in scenic Nelson County, and the Outpost Brewery & Tap Room, in Lexington, VA.

Familiar Creatures is an advertising agency based in Richmond, VA. Formed in 2018 by industry veterans, the agency's "fractional AOR" model allows them to deliver high quality creative for challenger brands that want to compete on the national stage.