How do you connect older drinkers with younger ones? At a time when generation gap is more pronounced than ever, San Miguel Pale Pilsen’s latest music videos offer both generations a reason to bond with each other.
On May 14, 2019, San Miguel Pale Pilsen released two music videos in celebration of lasting friendships.
The first music video, “Side A”, perfectly captures how older drinkers partied in the day, complete with flared pants, long hair, disco music and San Miguel Pale Pilsen.
The second music video, “Side B”, is a more modern take, showing younger drinkers having fun in 2019, hitting clubs in street wear, showing off hip-hop moves, partying to electro beats, and enjoying the same San Miguel Pale Pilsen.
The videos, however, have a secret hiding in plain sight: grab a friend and play these two videos side-by-side on two mobile phones and the videos interact as one.
A basketball shot in “Side A” becomes a video game alley-oop pass in “Side B”. Electro-infused vocals in one video is harmonized by Motown-style backup singers in the other. A classic disco dance move in one video is complemented by a pop-and-lock move in the other.
The experience is a mind-blowing cinematic ride that encourages viewers to grab a friend and watch together by simply pressing play simultaneously. No downloads or website required.
What sets this campaign apart from previous campaigns that have used dual mobile video executions is the merging of standalone songs from two contrasting genres to bridge the gap between generations. It is a triumph of painstaking filming, songwriting, choreography, and production design.
“Much has been said about the differences between millennials and the older generation,” said Bea Totanes, Brand Manager for San Miguel Pale Pilsen, “To make two contrasting generations realize that they actually have more in common, that is something I think we can be proud of as a brand.”
The videos are part of the brand’s campaign to celebrate lasting friendships with the theme “Kahit Kailan, Walang Iwanan.”