Celebrating as the nation’s last ‘local everywhere’ beer, Coopers will be rewarding loyal fans with 1,200 augmented reality activated 50ft ‘Big Ales’ from today.
Research commissioned by Coopers has shown that 70% of Australian beer drinkers are actively seeking out locally brewed and owned beers,
The research examines the preferences of beer-drinking Aussies, showing six in ten to prefer spending on Australian-made and owned beer brands when buying beer in a pub, bar, club or restaurant; whilst only one in ten say they are likely to choose internationally owned alternatives above Aussie brands on these occasions.
Coopers, the last locally owned and operated big-beer brand in the country, announced the findings to celebrate ‘Local, Everywhere’, a campaign set to mark the brand’s place as the local beer of Australia.
Coopers says ‘nothing says ‘local’ in Australia like a ‘Big Thing’.’ So the beer brand will reward fans over the summer with over 1,200 augmented reality activated 50ft ‘Big Ales’. To celebrate, Coopers is also running a selection of bar shouts across the country.
The Coopers Big Ales will be popping up ‘Locally-Everywhere’, including some of Australia’s favourite monuments, Big Things, pubs and tourist hotspots. Coopers’ fans are encouraged to check out and experience the many ‘Big Ales’ across the summer, including Coopers Brewery and Kangaroo Island SA; Byron Bay Lighthouse, Bondi Beach and the Big Potato NSW; Airlie Beach and the Big Red Elephant QLD; Rottnest Island, Cottesloe Beach and Kings Park WA; Victoria’s Luna Park, Albert Park Lake and Giant Koala, and Tasmania’s Mount Wellington.
The AR experience has been supported by online video, with a 30-second piece championing Coopers’ regional customers. The film, shot in Miles QLD, includes real community members and centres around The Windsor Hotel, currently under the helm of Jaimee Neilsen.
Speaking about Miles’ involvement in the piece, Jaimee said, “Coopers have been part of our community for years now. For us, Coopers has been more than a brand; we feel like a real extension of the family, and welcoming cameras up in Miles and featuring so prominently as part of the brand’s campaign really shows their commitment to regional drinking spots just like us”.
Coopers’ research also found more than six in ten Aussies describe ‘local’ beers as those owned, made and operated in Australia. Meanwhile, 36% of those asked what constitutes a local brew were looking for ‘a family brewed and owned beer’ whilst three in ten Aussie beer drinkers see local beers as those brands that support their local communities.
Coopers’ strategy of being local everywhere echoes what Aussie beer drinkers want. Australian-made and owned beer brands were shown to be in demand amongst beer consumers, with almost a third of those asked keen to see more Aussie beer brands in the market.
The research also showed Australian-made and owned beers to drive loyalty, with 40% more likely to repeatedly purchase their local beer and 41% more likely to stay loyal to one.
The Coopers Local Everywhere Big Ales will be live from today in over 1,200 destinations across South Australia, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, Queensland, ACT and Western Australia.