Five of the best US-themed activations

With Independence Day taking place on 4 July, Event looks back on five activations with an Americana theme.

NFL: Stunt at the Shard in London
NFL: Stunt at the Shard in London

NFL's Super Bowl stunt at the Shard 

NFL UK transformed iconic London building The Shard into the Vince Lombardi trophy in February, to kick off Super Bowl week. The forced perspective illusion projection stunt saw an American football surround the very top of The Shard, which was illuminated. The number 50 then appeared, at which point a countdown to one commenced, and fifty years of NFL highlights were played to the sound of Coldplay’s Viva La Vida.

Jack Daniel's Boilermaker BBQ

Porky's BBQ on Bethnal Green Road hosted Jack Daniels’ UK brand ambassador Cam Dawson for an American ‘feast’ comprising meat, whiskey and beer at London Beer Week, which took place in February. The brand paired beers, including Frontier and Sierra Nevada, with different expressions of Jack Daniel’s, while BBQ platters completed the meal. 

Goose Island's London parties 

US craft beer brand Goose Island hosted a series of London parties, with the first held at Hoxton Docks in March. The event included performances from the Mystery Jets and Alex Vargas as support acts, and attendees sampled the brand’s Goose IPA, Honkers Ale, 312 Urban Wheat Ale and Green Line Pale Ale varieties, which were new to the UK market. Other events featured all-American BBQs. 

Grey Goose mixology-based US travel experience 

To celebrate Memorial Day weekend in the US, premium vodka brand Grey Goose teamed up with aviation company Blade to offer a mixology-based experience for passengers flying from Manhattan, New York, to locations such as the Hamptons and Nantucket. Travellers enjoyed a cocktail experience from the moment they checked in to the moment they arrived at their destination.

US Open golf activation with American Express

American Express brought both its card members and golf fans closer to the golfing action at the 116th US Open Championship, with a range of interactive experiences. The tournament ran from the 16-19 June and American Express partnered with the United States Golf Association to bring to life elevated on-site and digital elements to enhance the tournament experience.

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