Seems Anr BBDO in Stockholm are trying to kick up some hype for Festis the old-fashioned viral way, by starting a little blog: Ivan's Festis Deluxe Blog is the blog by the character in this
Festis Ivan commercial.
Ivan is a 21-year old rich Russian from "Prostokvashino" and he drinks Festis Deluxe Doctor to stave his hypochondria and Festis Deluxe Lust to be able to satisfy all his lady-friends.
But that's not all, on Skvallra.se (Gossip Sweden) people are encouraged to call Ivan's answering machine and leave drunken messages. The call cost is local, and the site hypes the "party-line" by explaining that the crazy Russian Ivan has bought the party-line number since he has more money that he knows what to do with. Give it up, we all know Ivan isn't for real. Staffan Bremander, marketing CEO at Carlsberg explains: "We are lauching our new drinks with this Ivan character, it's a cocky and different campaign with tongue firmly placed in cheek."
Super adgrunts can watch the commercial in our archive by clicking on the image.