Estrelle, The Beer For All
How could a lager from Jalisco tap into the Pride conversation in an authentic and relevant way? The answer was in our product all along.
Anchored on the insight that non-binary individuals whose pronouns were respected were 50% less likely to commit suicide, we leveraged the fact that Spanish is a gendered language and changed our brand name to tap into the importance of the correct use of pronouns in a genuine way.
We launched limited-edition bottles and for a week, transformed from EstrELLA to EstrELLE (elle is the best translation for they / them, essentially being the non-binary pronoun for ellos or ellas) to educate our consumers on the subject.
Note: This idea got tabled at the last minute; only here to show conceptual thinking.
Creative Directors Casey D'Alessandro & Steve Cady
Copywriter Hector Jamesson
Art Director Mara Frontera