In unrelated but similarly timed initiatives, Budweiser has partnered with Lyft, and several Pernod Ricard USA brands have partnered with TouchTunes digital jukeboxes in bars, to help consumers use safe driving options. The Pernod initiative also enables branded messaging.
On Sept.16, Global Beer Responsible Day, Budweiser and Lyft are launching a program offering weekly rides home to consumers 21+ during peak party hours every Friday and Saturday night.
The program is part of Budweiser’s #GiveADamn initiative, which aims to reduce drunk driving fatalities and make U.S. roads safer.
A total of 80,000 rides will be offered through the end of 2016 in specific markets within New York, Colorado, Illinois and Florida that have some of the nation’s worst drunk-driving fatality records.
According to the company, Budweiser and all Anheuser-Busch employees participate on each annual Global Beer Responsible Day in community outreach programs that promote responsible alcohol use.
Meanwhile, Pernod Ricard USA’s Absolut Vodka, Malibu and Jameson Irish Whiskey brands are sponsoring the first integrated, local transit information program displayed on TouchTunes digital jukeboxes in bars and taverns nationwide.
TouchTunes is the largest in-venue, interactive music and entertainment platform, with 38 million unique Millennial viewers monthly, according to the companies. TransitScreen is providing integrated real-time schedules for local trains, subway, buses, taxis, or rideshare options such as Uber or Lyft, which will be displayed on TouchTunes digital jukebox screens.
The real-time schedule information will appear alongside Pernod brand messaging in the TouchTunes jukebox’s video loop.
The TransitScreen content will initially be available on TouchTunes jukeboxes in more than 200 locations in 14 major cities, with plans to expand further.
“TouchTunes digital jukebox screens offer an innovative way to engage consumers in our ongoing fight against any irresponsible consumption of our products,” said Jack Shea, VP, corporate communications, Pernod Ricard USA.