BACARDÍ RUM Celebrates Returning To The Bar With New ‘1-Meter Plus’ Distancing Snapchat Lens Created By AMV BBDO

As lockdown restrictions ease and people begin to meet up more outside, BACARDÍand AMV BBDO want to mark this moment and help the nation navigate the social distancing measures still in place, whilst enjoying themselves.

To celebrate the much-anticipated official reopening of bars, pubs and restaurants across parts of England from 4thJuly, a brand-new Snapchat lens will launch to ensure revellers can enjoy a taste of BACARDÍ rum at a minimum 1 metre distance when back in their local.

The new #SociableDistancing Snapchat lens uses augmented reality, showcasing the distance between users’ smartphones and their friends while enjoying cocktails at their local bar or restaurant. Working with the bar community of England and influencers to raise awareness, the innovation will allow individuals to continue to express themselves through dance and movement, all whilst social distancing.

Once activated, as users approach the 1 metre distance, the Snapchat lens responds showing how much further they need to stand back to meet the guidelines. Once the distance is met, they will be given a green ‘thumbs up’ and will be transported to a Caribbean island celebration with sunglasses, palm trees and the official BACARDÍ rum anthem, the Sound of Rum! 

Innovation Officer at AMV BBDO, Ian Whittle has commented:

“At AMV we build social ideas that are relevant to audiences – backed up by data insight from Google trends, working in collaboration with Bacardi on this felt right for their brand, audience and the current cultural climate.” 

Brand Director of BACARDÍ Europe, Fabio Ruffet has commented: 

“July 4th is the true re-launch of the summer in England, and we want to support both bartenders and consumers the best we can. We know that people have a special bond with their local bars and restaurants and ensuring they can return to celebrate in style is something we feel passionately about. The UK bar scene has suffered a great deal during the pandemic, and we are so pleased to see our bartenders back behind the bar – while maintaining social distance of course.”

The lens will be available from 4th July to get snapping with cocktail in hand. Whether you are enjoying a Mojito or a Piña Colada in the sun, Do What Moves You at a distance with BACARDÍ on Snapchat! Find out more at 

Project:Sociable Distancing Snap
Client name & job title:Fabio Ruffet – Global Brand DirectorSara Quinn – Global Brand ManagerJamie Posner – Global PR DirectorHeather Doughty – Global PR Manager
Creative Agency:AMV BBDO
Creative Director:Matt Swinburne & Polina Zabrodskaya
Copywriter:Ricardo Porto
Art Director:Victor Bustani
Agency Planner:Suzy Barker & Marina Glavan
Agency Account Team:Anna Covell & Leo Town
Agency Producer:Ian Whittle
Media Agency:OMD
Media Planner:Jack Raglan
Production Company:Arfected
PR AgencyOgilvy PR


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