From Zero to Hero

Agency: XXS Amsterdam


With this campaign, created by XXS Amsterdam, Schweppes is on the lookout for people with zero bar experience considering a serious career change to become a professional bartender.
The chosen candidate will be monitored during his training in the new online series ‘From Zero to Bar Hero’ and will be supported by several experts in the field. XXS Amsterdam created the campaign for Schweppes. The campaign kicked off last week during Amsterdam Cocktail Week with recruitment posters all over the city. The posters read messages like “For those who think sex on the beach is sex on the beach” and “For those who think bloody mary is a horror movie”.
They address the perfect candidate: amateurs who never heard of these cocktail names.
With this campaign Schweppes pays homage to the craftsmanship of bartending. Not by placing a professional bartender in the spotlights,
but by zooming in on the intensive process of an inexperienced person who is learning the craft of bartending.
A perspective which closely follows Schweppes ‘acquired taste’ beliefs: the best things in life are acquired, not given.
The carefully selected ‘Zero’ will be followed throughout his training while becoming ‘Bar Hero’. He will be mentored by Tess Posthumus (world’s best female bartender). The online series is expected to go live in May on and the brand’s several social media channels.

This professional campaign titled 'From Zero to Hero' was published in Netherlands in March, 2018. It was created by ad agency: XXS Amsterdam. This OOH Outdoor medium campaign is related to the Soft Drinks industry and contains 4 media assets. It was submitted about 6 years ago.


Advertising Agency: XXS Amsterdam, Schiphol, Netherlands
Creative Directors: John de Vries, René Verbong​
Art Directors: Barend Stegeman, Wessel Beumer, John de Vries​
Copywriters: Barend Stegeman, Wessel Beumer, René Verbong​​
Illustrator: Yau Hoong Tang​
Account Director: Max De Vries​
Project Manager: Marthe Driest​
Strategy Director: Michael Van den Brande
Communications Planner: Saskia Wijsman
Producer: Robert Boom​

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