Seagram’s Imperial Blue, one of the most iconic brands in the industry, has announced its association with Northeast United football club (NEUFC).
The strategic partnership was formalized just ahead of the most anticipated football event of the country, The Indian Super League (ISL).
Seagram’s Imperial Blue has always believed in associating with the passion points of the youth across the country. Thus, this partnership presents an opportunity for the both the brands to strengthen its youth connect through this exclusive partnership.
The club, owned by John Abraham, is based out of Guwahati, Assam and will be competing in the upcoming Indian Super League to be held in Goa.
Commenting on the same, Kartik Mohindra, Chief Marketing Officer, Pernod Ricard India said: “Imperial Blue believes in celebrating the passion points that resonate deeply with our consumers. This partnership unites the region as they follow the progress & the success of their most loved team, Northeast United FC. Just like NEUFC, Imperial Blue is a strong partner of the consumers in their moments of conviviality as they celebrate their love for football.”
“The superstars of the team represents a fusion of skill, passion, drive and local pride. We look forward to a great season of football and we wish all the luck to the team for the upcoming season,” he added.
Commenting on the association Priya Runchal, CEO of NorthEast United Football Club said: “This association marks the coming together of two iconic brands who have the Northeast consumer at their heart. Seagram’s Imperial Blue is always known to create a deep rooted bond with the consumers by offering experiences ahead of the category. We are proud to have the brand on board and see this as a symbiotic relationship.”
“One where Imperial Blue will get to further strengthen its brand love with the consumers and NEUFC gets to be a part of the various moments of conviviality that Imperial Blue celebrates with its consumers . Cheers to that,” she added.
Significantly, Pernod Ricard India (P) Ltd. is a fully owned subsidiary of Pernod Ricard SA and is a fast-growing multinational alcohol beverage company delivering quality products to its consumers across the country. With leading brands in each category, Pernod Ricard holds one of the most dynamic and premium portfolios in the industry led by Seagram’s whiskies such as Royal Stag, Royal Stag Barrel Select, Blenders Pride, Blenders Pride Reserve Collection, Imperial Blue, 100 Pipers and a wide range of International premium brands that include Chivas Regal, Ballantine’s, The Glenlivet, Royal Salute and Jameson Irish whiskey.
Some of the eminent brands in white spirits category include ABSOLUT vodka, Jacob’s Creek and Campo Viejo wines, Martell cognac, Beefeater and Monkey 47 gin, Kahlúa and Malibu liqueurs, Mumm and Perrier-Jouët champagne.
Pernod Ricard India is recognized as an industry leader with various recognitions and achievements that help the company deliver quality products to the consumers. Seagram’s whiskies are exported to 26 countries across the world. Pernod Ricard India is a socially responsible organization with a strong belief to strengthen corporate citizen by addressing social, economic and environment sustainability in all key states.