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Malibu® Heats Up A Star-Studded Summer with Maroon 5 Partnership and Crowd-Sourced Concert

August 12, 2013

With Summer in Full Swing, Malibu Asks Fans to Nominate City for Custom Maroon 5 Concert

NEW YORK, Aug. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — With this summer setting some record high temps, Malibu® continues a sizzling season with a Maroon 5 partnership that is sure to take this summer from hot to hotter. The cocktail and music “Marooned on Malibu Island” collaboration encourages fans to nominate their city in a nationwide competition to help determine the location of a Maroon 5 concert, to take place following their current tour. To inspire the Malibu summer state of mind, Malibu is activating this promotion throughout its online communities as well as in-store at retail, at bars and through media.

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The Marooned on Malibu Island promotion is a first for the brand, giving Malibu consumers a chance to nominate their city for Maroon 5 to perform by creating their own virtual Malibu Island on www.MalibuIsland.com.

“The Malibu brand has had a phenomenal few years with new product innovations and partnerships that are so emblematic to the summer state of mind,” said Josh Hayes, Senior Brand Manager, Malibu. “Maroon 5 is the band of summer and we’re especially excited to be partnering with them to bring this unique opportunity to our consumers, giving them the best summer yet, full of great music and great cocktails.”

In addition to raising awareness via its social media properties, Malibu has also partnered with the mobile music app, Shazam. This summer, when fans use the app to tag a Maroon 5 song, they will be taken to a mobile version of the competition where they can create or join an existing Island, in a bid to bring Maroon 5 to their town.

At on- and off-premise retail locations nationwide, Malibu has also incorporated Snap Tags into its displays and merchandise, allowing consumers to scan and be directed to the app for interactive announcements, reminders and exclusive video content.

All activations link directly to the Marooned on Malibu Island App, where age-eligible Maroon 5 fans and Malibu fans can create a virtual Malibu Island.

Get Marooned with these Malibu Cocktails
Bring the island spirit and summer state of mind to your home with these delicious Malibu signature cocktail recipes:

MALIBU BLACK Sunday Morning
1/2 fresh orange
1/2 fresh lemon
1/5 parts simple syrup
Muddle chunks of orange and lemon in a rocks glass. Add MALIBU BLACK and simple syrup. Fill up with crushed ice.

MALIBU RED Loves Somebody
2 parts orange juice
1 splash of grenadine
1 orange wedge/zest
Pour MALIBU RED and orange juice over ice in a highball glass. Add a splash of grenadine. Garnish with an orange wedge or zest.

Marooned on MALIBU Island Cosmo
1 part MALIBU
1/3 part ABSOLUT Citron
1/3 part lime juice
1/2 part pomegranate juice
Shake on rock ice and double strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with an orange and lemon zest.

To build your own island to nominate your city, visit www.MalibuIsland.com or head over to Malibu’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Malibu-Rum for more details.

About Pernod Ricard USA®
Pernod Ricard USA is the premium spirits and wine company in the U.S., and the largest subsidiary of Paris, France-based Pernod Ricard SA, which employs more than 18,000 people worldwide and is listed on the NYSE Euronext exchange (Ticker: RI).

The company’s leading spirits and wines include such prestigious brands as Absolut® Vodka, Chivas Regal® Scotch Whisky, The Glenlivet® Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Jameson® Irish Whiskey, Malibu®, Kahlua® Liqueur, Beefeater® Gin, Plymouth(TM) Gin, Seagram’s Extra Dry Gin®, Martell® Cognac, Hiram Walker® Liqueurs, Pernod®, Ricard® and Avion(TM) Tequila (through a joint venture with Tequila Avion); such superior wines as Jacob’s Creek® and Brancott Estate®; and such exquisite champagnes and sparkling wines as Perrier-Jouet® Champagne, G.H. Mumm(TM) Champagne and Mumm Napa® sparkling wines.

Pernod Ricard USA is based in Purchase, New York, and has roughly 850 employees across the country.

Pernod Ricard USA urges all adults to consume its products responsibly and has an active campaign to promote responsible drinking. For more information on this, please visit: http://www.acceptresponsibility.org.

Bring Moderation to Your Celebration – Enjoy Malibu Responsibly.


Source: PR Newswire