New Campaign Draws Inspiration from SKYY’s 25 Years of Innovation, Progressive Spirit

SAN FRANCISCO (April 11, 2017) – Today, SKYY® Vodka, the American-made vodka steeped with the progressive spirit of California, launches its latest campaign, ‘Make. Every Day.’ A 360-degree marketing platform, ‘Make. Every Day.’ draws inspiration from the brand’s 25-year history of innovation and entrepreneurial attitude.  Developed by New York-based Agency 5 O’Clock, the new campaign stays true to SKYY’s innovative origins, encouraging individuals to revolutionize the world around them every single day, just like the inventor of SKYY did in San Francisco back in 1992.

“‘Make. Every Day.’ is all about designing the world you want to live in,” said Melanie Batchelor, Vice President of Marketing, Campari America, “Twenty-five years ago in San Francisco, this ethos moved SKYY Vodka’s founder to invent a vodka he wanted to drink. It’s that visionary spirit that has driven SKYY ever since.”

SKYY was born in San Francisco, a city that has always stood for innovation and progress. SKYY was conceived by an engineer who reimagined the entire vodka category for a better experience.  When Maurice Kanbar set out to find a better, purer vodka for the perfect martini, he invented SKYY – America’s first quadruple-distilled and triple-filtered premium vodka. From SKYY’s sleek, cobalt-blue bottle, which broke Old World packaging traditions for vodka, to its first cutting-edge, lifestyle marketing campaigns – SKYY has always challenged convention and taken a fresh perspective. The new campaign demands that a new generation must continue to invent a better world.

Shot by provocative photographer and visual storyteller Tony Kelly, ‘Make. Every Day.’ features stories behind today’s innovators as well as interviews with the brand’s founder Maurice Kanbar looking back at SKYY’s origins to inspire new fans of the progressive vodka. Selected for his iconic style-based artistry creating a world that’s undeniably brighter, bolder, and breath taking, Kelly brings a daring, fresh sensibility to print advertisements as well as in-store materials.  His style pays homage to some of the most successful SKYY advertising from the last 25 years.

The essence of ‘Make. Every Day.’ platform started with the idea of creating, continued Batchelor. “Tony Kelly took a simple concept that is part of our DNA – innovation – and shot it full of color, life, and relevance for today’s world.”

The 360-degree campaign spans print, out-of-home in 22 markets, digital, social media, PR, and point of sale. Fifteen-second ‘Make. Every Day.’ spots will run online, including mobile, on Hulu, Kargo, and YouTube.  The videos can be viewed at A full social media campaign @SKYYVodka supports ‘Make. Every Day.’ for the audience that is always on the go, always connected.

About SKYY Vodka

SKYY Vodka was invented in San Francisco in 1992 and is steeped with the innovative and progressive spirit of California. Conceived by an inventor looking to create the world’s smoothest vodka, SKYY revolutionized vodka quality with its proprietary quadruple-distillation and triple-filtration process to deliver a fresh, clean spirit. Like many things that originate in San Francisco, SKYY grew from a tiny startup into what it is today. To learn more, visit

About Campari America

Campari America is a wholly owned subsidiary of Davide Campari-Milano S.p.A. (Reuters CPRI.MI – Bloomberg CPR IM).  At the heart of Campari America are two legends in the American spirits industry.  The first, Skyy Spirits, was founded in San Francisco back in 1992 by the entrepreneur who invented iconic SKYY Vodka.  The second is the world-famous Wild Turkey Distillery in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky, where they have been making the world’s finest whiskies since the 1800’s.  Both companies were purchased by Davide Campari-Milano and together they form Campari America, which has built a portfolio unrivaled in its quality, innovation and style, making it a top choice among distributors, retailers and consumers.  Campari America manages Gruppo Campari’s portfolio in the US with such leading brands as SKYY® Vodka, SKYY Infusions®, Campari®, Aperol®, Grand Marnier®, Wild Turkey® Straight Kentucky Bourbon, American Honey®, Russell’s Reserve®, Glen Grant® Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Forty Creek® Canadian Whisky, BULLDOG® Gin, Cabo Wabo® Tequila, Espolón® Tequila, Appleton® Estate Rum, Wray & Nephew® Rum, Coruba® Rum, Ouzo 12®, X-Rated® Fusion Liqueur®, Frangelico®, Cynar®, Averna®, Braulio®, Carolans Irish Cream®, Irish Mist® Liqueur and Jean-Marc XO Vodka®.

Campari America is headquartered in San Francisco, California.  More information on the company can be found at,, Twitter: @CampariAmerica and  Please enjoy Campari America brands responsibly and in moderation.

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For more information please contact:

Dave Karraker
Campari America

Ben Palos
Benson Marketing Group

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