Inviting drinkers to break away from convention and journey into new frontiers of whisky enjoyment.
Starward Whisky is taking a bold step onto the global stage with a campaign ‘To New Horizons’, developed with creative agency TABOO.
The campaign invites drinkers to break away from convention and embark on a journey into new frontiers of whisky enjoyment.
The 'To New Horizons' platform seeks to captivate both seasoned aficionados and newcomers to whisky, urging them to explore beyond traditional confines and discover whisky's potential in delicious new cocktails and occasions.
The hero film, shot by Max Greenstein of Betty Wants In and set in Melbourne’s iconic ‘HER’, explores the world of luscious cocktails, food pairings and moments to be discovered through Starward’s unique flavour profile.
With a prominent presence on social media, YouTube, Foxtel, catch-up TV, and outdoor advertising nationally, the campaign is poised to extend its influence into the global market next year, further solidifying Starward’s international presence.
Starward’s marketing director, Brendan Moynihan, said Starward has always stood for defying traditional category conventions by taking whisky out of its comfort zone and making it more accessible for the next generation of curious drinkers.
"'To New Horizons' reflects our dedication to this journey of discovery and we’re excited to see how it connects with the global whisky community," he said.
TABOO’s Melba Gounas said working with Starward on 'To New Horizons' has been like a toast to new adventures and old friends.
"It's about embracing the future, injecting new energy and vibrancy, and connecting with everyone ready to explore the unknown, one sip at a time," said Gounas.
Coinciding with the integrated campaign is the introduction of a bold new packaging refresh by renowned global design and packaging agency Stranger & Stranger, which showcases Starward's innovative spirit.
Client: Starward Whisky
CEO: Simon Marton Marketing Director: Brendan Moynihan
Marketing Consultant: Andrew Connelly
Brand Communications Manager: Bela Barbu
Digital Marketing Manager Zara Abernathy
Creative Agency: TABOO
Creative Director: Melba Gounas
Designer: Trent Bucknell
Copywriter: Angus Keach/Ryland Summers
Creative Producer: Hannah Cleary
Senior Account Director: Sarah Shaw
Senior Account Manager: Sinead Moloney/Jack Owen
Strategy Director: Tatum Ambler
Managing Director: James Mackinnon
Media Agency: Havas
Account Manager: Derya Parbo
Senior Account Director: Sarah Cook
Senior Performance Manager: Tania Antal
Account Executive: Frazer Woodhead
Production Company: Betty Wants In
Director - Max Greenstein
Executive Producer - Drew Dunlop
Managing Director - Chas Mackinnon
Producer - Ally Curtis
1st AD - John Sandow
DOP - Max Walter
Stills Photographer (Lifestyle): Melissa Cowan
Stills Photographer (Product): Ryan Creevey
Post Production: Puffin Post
Audio Production: Wildmill Audio
Packaging Refresh: Stranger & Stranger