Absolut has released the latest instalment of its Born To Mix campaign, collaborating once again with singer-songwriter and Eurovision contestant Olly Alexander.
Absolut’s latest campaign recognises the power of community and strength when you mix with others to drive change, so together with Olly will champion three of the UK’s leading changemakers who are doing just that. Lady Phyll, Trina Nicole and ShayShay have founded and built safe spaces for communities to come together, celebrate diversity, and drive change. Creating safe spaces and opportunities for representation, diversity of thought, self-empowerment and expression are at the heart of what each changemaker has created for their communities.
It was announced last year that 2023 was the year of the loneliness epidemic , with people looking for solidarity and unity with others more than ever before. As we enter 2024, people’s desire for community spirit is on the rise, with 72 per cent of people stressing the importance to feel part of a community and invest into bringing people together. Absolut’s Censuswide report also found that 62 per cent of the UK is feeling more optimistic for the year ahead , and 88% of people feel motivated to make change and a difference in 2024 .
Leanne Banks, Marketing Director at Pernod Ricard UK, comments: “At Absolut, we continue to support and platform the individuals who are making moves and taking inspiring steps to build a more diverse world and a better future. We’ve loved working with Olly again, as he enters a huge year, and we are proud to funding such important initiatives that aim to bring people together, inspire and empower individuals to take a step towards creating the change they want to see in the world.”
The changemakers joining Olly Alexander are:
- Lady Phyll, founder of UK Black Pride
- Trina Nicole, founder of Curve Catwalk: an inclusive community for plus-size dancers
- ShayShay, co-founder of The Bitten Peach: a cabaret night for the queer Asian community
To help people “take a step”, Absolut is profiling the changemaker communities and providing tips and advice on how to get involved in the issues that matter most to them. Absolut are also funding a series of new events, hosted, and run by Trina Nicole, Lady Phyll, and ShayShay, to inspire us all to mix together. Visit www.absolut.com/en-gb/absolut-born-to-mix to find out more.
This campaign follows the launch of a limited-edition bottle, Absolut Mosaik, designed by British singer songwriter, actor and Eurovision contestant, Olly Alexander. Olly’s design illustrates a mosaic formed of diverse and unique shapes that together creates something beautiful, symbolising diversity and the power of society coming together.
Following the exclusive launch in Harvey Nichols and on Amazon in November last year, the bottle is now widely available in a 700ml format across all major grocers (RRP £22) and as a 1L from Costco (RRP £28).