The Aloe Blacc Tanqueray Commercial is Big City Cool

By: Jordan Sowunmi - Published: • References: tanqueray & adweek
The recently released Aloe Blacc-Tanqueray commercial is a perfect example of how the new music industry can work to the advantage of both artist and corporation.

Aloe Blacc is the multi-talented soul singer, rapper, and musician from Orange County, California whose song "I Need a Dollar" scored a coup when it was used as the theme song for the HBO youth comedy, "How to Make it in America." His brand of music is decidedly non-mainstream, which means, in a downturned music economy, that touring and song licensing is extremely important to his bottom dollar.

Enter Tanqueray, a 181-year-old British gin company seeking a hip, new ad campaign. Thus, the Aloe Blacc-Tanqueray ad campaign is born. Using Blacc's "Tonight Downtown" track as a base for its campaign, the company has launched an interactive website devoted to nightlife partying.

The Aloe Blacc-Tanqueray allows the niche market artist to make corporate cash, while allowing the stuffy old gin company to appeal to a burgeoning youth market. That's what I call a win-win. Stats for Hip-Hop Gin Commercials Trending: Older & Warm
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