Winners meet Vodafone McLaren Mercedes’ Jenson Button at Indian GP
Johnnie Walker, in association with McLaren F1 Team had something exciting to offer fans besides exciting Red and Black Labels. These two initiatives included “Step Up To Red” and get “Famous For A Weekend” giving fans a unique opportunity to get up close to meeting Vodafone McLaren Mercedes F1 driver and 2009 Formula One World Champion, Jenson Button.
The contest ‘Step Up To Red’ offered fans a chance to get up close with the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes Team besides a chance to win merchandise from Johnnie Walker. All fans had to do to enter the contest was to log onto the Step Up To Red Facebook app and answer two simple questions. Five winners got a chance to meet the F1 driver and Jensen Button while 50 contestants received their own personalized number plates which were autographed by Mika Hakkinen, double F1 world champion.
The winner of ‘Famous for a Weekend’ received an all expenses paid trip to Delhi besides his name is on the helmet visor to be worn by Button during the Abu Dhabi race this coming weekend.
Johnnie Walker offers racing enthusiasts two thrilling opportunities ahead of the India race weekend
~Step Up To Red” and get “Famous For A Weekend~
Over the years, Johnnie Walker’s endeavour has been to give scotch connoisseurs an inimitable and exclusive experience to cherish. This year, adding another milestone to its nine year partnership with the McLaren F1 Team, Johnnie Walker enthralled race fans with two exciting initiatives – ‘Step Up To Red’ and ‘Famous for a Weekend’.
Johnnie Walker Red Label, the pioneer blend from the House of Walker, offered consumers a unique experience through its ‘Step Up To Red’ campaign that invited them to get up close and personal with icons of the sport.
The ‘Step Up To Red’ contest gave millions of fans around the country a chance to meet and interact with the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes team and win exciting Johnnie Walker merchandise. The official Step Up To Red Facebook app called for answers to two simple questions that decided the five champions who would live their dream of meeting Vodafone McLaren Mercedes F1 driver and 2009 Formula One World Champion, Jenson Button, 50 contestants got a chance to own personalized number plates signed by double Formula One World Champion – Mika Hakkinen.
But, that’s not all.
As the grand prize, one lucky consumer today will get the chance to be truly ‘Famous for a Weekend’. The winner will get an all-expense paid trip to Delhi to meet the racing sensation and get his name printed on the helmet visor that Jenson will wear during the Abu Dhabi race weekend later this month.
Jenson will also be racing for the first time in front of the famous Striding Man around the Buddh International Circuit as Johnnie Walker has extended its track signage programme to include this iconic race, alongside Monaco, Singapore and Brazil.
Excited to be with his Indian fans once again, Jenson Button said, “I have always enjoyed interacting with my fans and Johnnie Walker Red Label is giving me the perfect opportunity for this through the ‘Step Up To Red’ and ‘Famous For A Weekend’ initiatives. F1 fans can meet me and also get a once-in-a-lifetime chance to have their name printed on the helmet I’ll be wearing during my next race.”
Mr. Bhavesh Somaya, Marketing Director – Diageo India, said, “The Johnnie Walker ‘Keep Walking’ philosophy mirrors Vodafone McLaren Mercedes’ own desire to always be unique and discerning, and to continually push forward for the next innovation. This year too our initiatives aim to provide unmatched experiences to our patrons, allowing them to become part of the stylish racing lifestyle like never before.”
The ‘Step Up To Red’ official video promoting the contest and featuring Jenson Button has received more than 2 million views on YouTube. This contest is an endeavour to further strengthen the long standing partnership between Johnnie Walker, the world’s number 1 Scotch whisky that strives to deliver only the most premium experiences to consumers and Vodafone McLaren F1 Team that is at the forefront of world class motor racing innovation.