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|Dec 24|magazine13 min read

CHICAGO, Dec. 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Miller64 launches a new campaign introducing its Dry-ish January, a movement focused on enjoying a lighter, beer-ish kind of beer this new year. Miller64 is a lighter, beer-ish kind of beer with only 64 calories and 2.8% ABV.

To bring the campaign to life, Miller64 partnered with actor Nicholas Braun. Check out the video here.

"Dry-ish January is a month long phenomenon that allows you to put your own spin on the Dry January movement, but in a way that's not as extreme," said Anup Shah, Vice President, Miller Family of Brands. "The new campaign aims to inspire consumers to enjoy life's happy medium moments. Because why go completely dry when you could go Dry-ish?"

The popularity of going dry, or reducing alcohol intake, in January is on the rise. According to a recent survey* commissioned by Miller64 and fielded by Kelton, over 20 million Millennials have set a goal to not drink alcohol during the month of January in new years' past.

And yet, if resolutions of the past are any indication, millions of Millennials won't be successful in carrying out going dry in January. The survey showed that nearly one-third of Millennials who resolved to not drink alcohol throughout January were not successful in accomplishing their goal. On average, it took just seven days, or one week, for them to fall back on their resolution.

In addition to new creative spots, which will run as :30 and :15 starting at the end December and throughout January on social media, Miller64 is offering a rebate program to help consumers go Dry-ish. Just text MILLER64 to 73255 and you could receive cash back on your purchase of a 24-pack Miller64 to kick start your new year. Visit www.miller64.com for full details on the offer, including state restrictions.

The brand will also be partnering with influencers to join the movement with a Dry-ish January starter kit, including a 31-day motivational calendar with inspirational-ish quotes like "Don't go big. Don't go home either."

Additional research from the brand uncovered new details around Millennials' behavior when it comes to going dry in January:

  • Nearly half (45%) – or nearly 5 million Millennials – who are making a Dry January resolution for 2020 are not extremely confident they'll be able to do it.
  • In fact, around 7 in 10 (71%) believe there's at least one thing that will make it difficult for them to abstain from drinking, including celebrating a special event (62%), being in an environment where everyone is drinking (59%), or experiencing a stressful situation (46%).

"Miller64 is a beer that's been around since 2008, but with this new campaign, we're bringing it into a relevant conversation for younger Millennial drinkers," said Shah. "We know these drinkers are seeking lighter beverage options, but still want to enjoy beer. As an extra light beer, Miller64 lets them do just that."

The new campaign was created by DDB Chicago.

* Sample: The study surveyed to 1,003 Millennials aged 23-38 in the U.S., and was conducted online during the period of December 12 – 19, 2019 and the study has a margin of error of +/- 3.1%. Methodology: Results of any sample are subject to sampling variation.  The magnitude of the variation is measurable and is affected by the number of interviews and the level of the percentages expressing the results. 

About Miller Brewing Company

Miller Brewing Company was founded in 1855 by Frederick J. Miller when he purchased the Plank Road Brewery in Milwaukee, a city he chose as the best place for a brewery given its access to great water. Miller Lite, the original great-tasting light pilsner beer, (MillerLite.com, Facebook.com/MillerLite, @MillerLite on Twitter, YouTube.com/MillerLite) was introduced nationally in 1975 and is among the top-five selling beers in the United States. The brewery's oldest enduring beer is Miller High Life (MillerHighLife.com, Facebook.com/MillerHighLife, @MillerHighLife on Twitter). Known as the Champagne of Beers, it was introduced in 1903 and still is brewed with the same yeast strain that Miller carried in his pocket from Germany. Miller Genuine Draft (MGD.com, Facebook.com/MillerGenuineDraft, @Miller_Global on Twitter), introduced in 1986, is the original cold-filtered, packaged draft beer. Miller Brewing Company is part of MillerCoors, the U.S. business unit of the Molson Coors Brewing Company. Learn more at MillerCoors.com, at Facebook.com/MillerCoors or on Twitter through @MillerCoors.

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