On the 12th August 2011, Carlsberg became the Club’s Official Beer Partner for the next three seasons.
This significant partnership grants Carlsberg exclusive marketing rights on a global basis, enabling the Danish brewer to promote their association to millions of Arsenal fans across the world, in support of its ambition to be the fastest growing global beer company.
As a major player in the Asian market, a key area of Carlsberg’s focus is engaging with Arsenal’s large and rapidly growing fanbase in that region, following on from the Club’s successful pre-season tours.
Carlsberg are delighted to be a partner of Arsenal, a Club like our own company, with a rich heritage and historyCaroline Hipperson, Director of Brands & Insight at Carlsberg UK
As part of the partnership, Carlsberg’s own-brand and licensed beer, ale and cider products are also exclusively poured within Emirates Stadium, allowing Arsenal fans to enjoy the wide portfolio of products that Carlsberg produce as well as distribute. For matchdays, Carlsberg created a bespoke ‘Carlsberg Lounge’, offering a special experience for invited guests and competition winners before and after each home game.
Vinai Venkatesham, Arsenal’s Head of Global Partnerships, said: “We are delighted to partner with Carlsberg, a truly global brand with real history and heritage within football. Following our Asia Tour, as we focus on further engaging with our international fanbase, Carlsberg is a perfect brand to be partnering with given their strength and reach in over 140 different markets worldwide.”
Keld Strudahl, Carlsberg's International Marketing Director, added: "Arsenal and Carlsberg have much in common. Both are well known, established brands, recognized around the globe. In the run-up to next year's European Championships, at which Carlsberg has been an official sponsor since 1988, it is great that we have partnered with another international football club which has a strong following, not only in Europe, but also in Asia - Carlsberg's target markets."
Caroline Hipperson, Director of Brands & Insight at Carlsberg UK, added: “Carlsberg are delighted to be a partner of Arsenal, a Club like our own company, with a rich heritage and history. Connecting with Arsenal’s large and loyal fan base across the world is a key part of this partnership, as well as serving our products to fans at one of the world’s leading grounds, Emirates Stadium. This partnership will significantly strengthen our existing sponsorship portfolio, and is part of a wider strategic intent to be seen as THE beer brand of football".Copyright 2013 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source 12 Aug 2011