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Guinness Gets First-Ever Partnership in Football with Premier League

s the Official Responsible Drinking Partner of the League, Guinness will be using its global rights to promote and encourage responsible drinking during the season.

by Kwabe Ben
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Guinness has today announced its first-ever global football partnership with the Premier League. The four-year agreement, which kicks off for the 2024/25 season, will see Guinness become the Official Beer of the Premier League, and Guinness 0.0 as the Official Non-Alcoholic Beer of the Premier League.

As the Official Responsible Drinking Partner of the League, Guinness will be using its global rights to promote and encourage responsible drinking during the season.

Will Brass, Chief Commercial Officer, of the Premier League expressed his delight to partner with Guinness, the world’s leading stout, whose team has consistently demonstrated world-class creativity, innovation, and community storytelling through its marketing in sports and more broadly.

Guinness will use its distinctive marketing, creative advertising, and history of activating world-class sports sponsorships to create fun and engaging fan experiences.

The partnership will look to support and uplift the football community, on and off the pitch, and inspire new connections between its own consumers and passionate Premier League fans around the world.

John Kennedy, President of Europe, Diageo said that the Premier League is the world’s most popular football league, providing an amazing opportunity to continue the success of the Guinness brand globally and connect with new communities around the football occasion.

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(R-L)Debra Crew, CEO of Diageo, John Kennedy, President of Diageo Europe, Stephen O’Kelly, Global Brand Director for Guinness and Will Brass, Chief Commercial Officer, Premier League at Diageo Headquarters in London.

As the most-watched football league on the planet where games are broadcast into 900 million homes in 189 countries, Guinness will bring together the beautiful game and the beautiful pint through its activation of the partnership with the Premier League.

In August, Guinness will launch a new campaign platform, and fans will be able to experience Guinness and the Premier League together on match day across pubs and in retail outlets globally. This announcement follows a successful first half of the year for Guinness with sales of the Diageo-owned stout up 14% worldwide.

“I’m particularly excited for the brand to build on the impressive growth that Guinness 0.0 has seen since its launch, and using our status as the Official Non-Alcoholic Beer of the Premier League to lay the foundations for further global roll-out around the world, ” said John.

According to Stephen O’Kelly, Global Brand Director, Guinness, the partnership brings together two iconic global brands that are loved by communities all over the world, and we can’t wait to bring beautiful pints to the beautiful game.

Revealing that when the first ball is kicked off in August, as an official drinking partner it will be building on its international legacy in sport with a new campaign reaching millions of fans, who follow and enjoy the Premier League in their unique way across the globe.

 “We are looking forward to sharing a long-term relationship that will enhance the Premier League football viewing occasion in pubs, bars, and homes around the world, and bring to life the magic for which the Premier League is famous,” said Will Brass.

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