Strongbow 'Slow motion horse' by Droga5

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Heineken's hard cider brand makes its U.S. television debut with images of a young couple, an idyllic beach scene and a horse trotting in slow motion

NEW YORK — Strongbow, the Heineken-owned hard cider brand, has launched its first ever U.S. TV ad, part of its wider "Cider at its Bestest" campaign.

The "Slow motion horse" spot shows a young couple strolling on a beach enjoying the drink, with a horse trailing them in slow motion, in an attempt to show how drinks brands are always trying to out-do each other.

An extended version of the ad rolled out online, and a 15-second spot will air later this fall.

Creative Credits

Heineken USA: Strongbow
Agency: Droga5
Creative chairman: David Droga
Chief creative officer: Ted Royer
Creative director: John McKelvey
Creative director: Hannes Ciatti
Copywriter: Molly Jamison
Art director: Eric Dennis
Chief creation officer: Sally-­Ann Dale
Head of broadcast production: Ben Davies
Broadcast producer: Verity Bullard
Chief strategy officer: Jonny Bauer
Digital strategy director: Dan Neumann
Group account director: Dan Gonda
Account Director: Nadia Malik
Production Company: Rattlingstick
Director: Hamish Rothwell
DOP: Ben Seresin
Executive producer: Joe Biggins
Producer: Sam Long
Post production: The Mill
Head of production: Sean Costelloe
Producer: Alex Fitzgerald
Colorist: Fergus McCall
Flame artist: Nathan Kane
Music: Human
Founding partner: Marc Altshuler
Producer: Jonathan Sandford
Sound: Sonic union
Studio director: Justine Cortale
Producer: Pat Sullivan
Mix engineer: Stephen Rosen