Heineken Lights Up Amsterdam to Mark 140th Anniversary

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Heineken Lights Up Amsterdam to Mark 140th Anniversary

Heineken Lights Up Amsterdam to Mark 140th Anniversary
December 11
11:49 2012

Heineken is marking its 140-year anniversary with the launch of a spectacular light installation and is inviting people across the globe to connect in celebration in a fun and groundbreaking way. It has illuminated its spiritual home at the Heineken Experience in Amsterdam with five thousand iconic green Heineken bottles, each carrying an LED light inside to create a digital video screen, starring its millions of fans around the world.

The innovative exhibit is running from December 7th 2012 to January 3rd 2013 – the first ever installation of its kind of this scale, celebrating Heineken’s inventive spirit. As part of an open global party people are invited to share their own celebration messages through the power of Facebook which light up in a dynamic animated showcase, alongside bold visuals inspired by the brand’s iconic evolution.

Cyril Charzat, Senior Director, Global Heineken Brand at Heineken, says “Heineken’s proud to celebrate its 140th anniversary – not by dwelling on history but by reaching out to the world and inviting everybody to join in, just as we have been connecting people since we first launched. Heineken has the mindset of an explorer – always looking forward and progressing and it is this quality that has made it such an iconic brand. We are always seeking new and exciting ways to engaging with our consumers around the world, igniting the conversation and tapping into their lives.”

To help Heineken celebrate its 140th year, people are invited to share a personal celebration message and a picture of themselves via a dedicated tab on Heineken’s Facebook page. This will form part of a dynamic animated dance sequence bringing the party to life on the bottle wall and ensuring that while the installation takes place in Heineken’s native home of Amsterdam, fans can still dance the night away in an exciting global celebration to mark a landmark in the brand’s history.

The interactive bottle wall forms part of the ‘Amsterdam Light Festival’ – a festive celebration of light taking place across the city of Amsterdam in The Netherlands.

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