SAN FRANCISCO (July 7, 2015) – Good decisions and safe rides home are now just a click away: Campari America and Kiip, a mobile rewards platform, have teamed up to promote responsible drinking and social safety by offering consumers credits for the popular ridesharing application Lyft.
Using Kiip’s “Moments Targeting” technology, Campari America can engage consumers at the most relevant moment when it comes to drinking responsibly: before the ride back home. It’s part of the company’s ongoing social responsibility campaign and an initiative designed to encourage well-being and inspire positive decision-making after a night on the town.
Kiip leverages real-time location and timing data to determine when legal drinking age mobile users are apt to drink. As a result, when someone is on a Kiip-enabled app during peak drinking hours – such as weekend nights, happy hours and holidays – and in an area with a high concentration of bars and restaurants, they could receive a reward from Campari America. These featured rewards offer social drinkers credits for the ridesharing app Lyft, which allows users to easily order a ride home on their smartphones.
Campari America is the first company to offer Lyft credits as a reward via Kiip’s mobile platform. This is also the company’s first multi-brand corporate social responsibility initiative with rewards powered by SKYY® Vodka, Wild Turkey® Straight Kentucky Bourbon and American Honey®.
“Consumers are engaging with Campari America’s brands with mobile technology in a more significant way than ever before. We strive to meet consumers where they are and help them make smart decisions. This innovative partnership with Kiip and Lyft ensures we effectively promote responsible drinking by using the power of digital technology,” said Dave Karraker, Vice President, Engagement & Advocacy at Campari America.
Kiip CEO Brian Wong agrees: “We’re thrilled to power such an impactful corporate social responsibility campaign. By providing value to consumers at the moment it matters most, we go beyond simply telling our consumers to drink responsibly. We reward safety in a tangible way.”
The rewards appear in relevant apps which include Mixology, Mixologist and onthebar, as well as apps such as 365Scores. The program was created by m/SIX, a GroupM company.
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®, Wild Turkey® Straight Kentucky Bourbon, American Honey®, Russell’s Reserve®, Glen Grant® Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Forty Creek® Canadian Whisky, 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, Sagatiba® Cachaça and Jean-Marc XO Vodka®. Campari America is also the exclusive US distributor of BULLDOG® Gin.
About Gruppo Campari
Davide Campari-Milano S.p.A., together with its affiliates (‘Gruppo Campari’), is a major player in the global beverage sector, trading in over 190 nations around the world with leading positions in Europe and the Americas. The Group was founded in 1860 and today is the sixth-largest player worldwide in the premium spirits industry. The Group’s portfolio, with over 50 brands, spans spirits, the core business, wines and soft drinks. Internationally-renowned brands include Aperol, Appleton Estate, Campari, Cinzano, SKYY and Wild Turkey. Headquartered in Sesto San Giovanni, Italy, Campari owns 16 plants and 2 wineries worldwide and has its own distribution network in 19 countries. The Group employs around 4,000 people. The shares of the parent company, Davide Campari-Milano S.p.A. (Reuters CPRI.MI – Bloomberg CPR IM), are listed on the Italian Stock Exchange since 2001. For more information: http://www.camparigroup.com
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Kiip (pronounced “keep”) redefines how brands connect with consumers through a rewards platform that targets “achievement moments” in mobile games and apps. This innovative approach to mobile marketing creates meaningful engagements between users, developers and advertisers. Backed by Hummer Winblad, Relay Ventures, True Ventures, Digital Garage and others, the company has raised $15.4 million in funding to date.