Rockstar Energy Drink Unveils New Look and Fresh Hustle in First-Ever Super Bowl Ad

PURCHASE, N.Y., Feb. 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Rockstar Energy Drink is shining a light on hustlers around the world in a…

PURCHASE, N.Y., Feb. 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Rockstar Energy Drink is shining a light on hustlers around the world in a new thirty-second advertisement airing during the Super Bowl LV pre-game show. Featuring Grammy-nominated rapper Lil Baby, the TV spot is the brand’s first Super Bowl appearance.

 

The «Spotlight» television commercial marks a pivotal moment for Rockstar Energy, which was acquired by PepsiCo last year as it expands in the global, fast-growing energy category. The brand is introducing new creative, fresh packaging, and dialed-up digital components, including brand website and social channels, as well as flavor innovations and new stars joining the Rockstar Energy ambassador family. The portfolio-wide, global visual refresh was created in- house by PepsiCo’s Global Design team and features a more modern and timeless star logo.

After its Super Bowl premiere, the «Spotlight» campaign rolls out on multiple platforms during the first quarter of 2021, with additional activations planned throughout the year.

«PepsiCo has always seen the potential of Rockstar Energy as a cultural leader,» said Fabiola Torres, PepsiCo Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President of the Energy Category. «2021 will be a pivotal moment for the brand as it deepens its cultural connections in the worlds of music and sports. Super Bowl is just the start of several milestone moments where we’ll be reenergizing not only Rockstar Energy’s core fans, but also a whole new group of energy drinkers, as we celebrate the journey of those who put in the work. Energy beverages have unlimited potential for us, and this is only the beginning.»

ROCKSTAR ENERGY: «Spotlight»

The new Super Bowl ad available HERE showcases Lil Baby illuminated by a bright spotlight. As he shares his journey of how he had to grind to shine, the spotlight catches those around him who also are on their path to stardom, including Rockstar Energy pro skateboarder Chris Joslin, and gaming icon and 100 Thieves founder and CEO, Nadeshot. The spot also features emerging cultural influencers and local heroes – including a barber, tattoo artist, and first responder – showing the importance of hustle at all levels. The spot was created and directed by Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, and Grammy-winning director Dave Meyers.

«When Rockstar approached me about this Super Bowl ad, I knew right away that I wanted to be a part of it,» said Lil Baby. «It’s all about the hard work and hustle that it takes to succeed. Some people think I had instant success, but they don’t understand how hard I worked. I know what it’s like to fall flat and how it feels when your energy is tapped. I still hustle every day to make my music and share it with my fans. Rockstar Energy helps me do that.»

About Rockstar Energy

Rockstar Energy, founded in 2001, produces beverages that celebrate the young hustlers who are focused on their journey. With over 20 Rockstar Energy products and five sublines available at convenience and grocery outlets in over 30 countries globally, Rockstar gives you a bold, refreshing boost, full of benefits and loaded with flavors. For more information, visit www.rockstarenergy.com

About PepsiCo

PepsiCo products are enjoyed by consumers more than one billion times a day in more than 200 countries and territories around the world. PepsiCo generated more than $67 billion in net revenue in 2019, driven by a complementary food and beverage portfolio that includes Frito-Lay, Gatorade, Pepsi-Cola, Quaker, and Tropicana. PepsiCo’s product portfolio includes a wide range of enjoyable foods and beverages, including 23 brands that generate more than $1 billion each in estimated annual retail sales.

Guiding PepsiCo is our vision to Be the Global Leader in Convenient Foods and Beverages by Winning with Purpose. «Winning with Purpose» reflects our ambition to win sustainably in the marketplace and embed purpose into all aspects of the business. For more information, visit www.pepsico.com.

About Lil Baby

Grammy-nominated Lil Baby has been one of the most dominant and critically acclaimed names in rap since his first release in 2017. This February, he released My Turn, which entered The Billboard 200 at #1, hovered in the Top 5 for 15 weeks, and then returned to #1 three months later. The album was the #1 Streamed and #1 selling album of any genre for 2020. In 2021, Baby’s catalog reached 21 billion global streams, had five consecutive #1 songs on urban radio, won the BET Award for Best New Artist, named Vevo’s Top Performing Hip-Hop Artist of 2020, named MVP on Rap Caviar. He won the top award of Global Artist of the Year at the Apple Music Awards. The Bigger Picture» was nominated for two Grammy’s for Best Rap Performance & Best Rap Song.

Media Contact: 

Josh Levitt: 949.981.0757 / jlevitt@golin.com 

Jacie Prieto Lopez: 310.804.5115 / jacie.prieto@pepsico.com

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