Countries Play Sports Across Borders in Campaign From China's Harbin Beer

The Brewery and BBH China Organized Team Play Across International Divides

By Angela Doland. Published on Aug 17, 2016

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China has borders with a lot of other countries -- 14, in fact. To promote neighborliness during the Olympics, China's Harbin beer brand and BBH China went to five of those borders and organized team sports events across them, like kayaking, soccer and ping pong.

After playing, everyone toasts with a beer, using Harbin's slogan of "happy together" in different languages. It's almost as if the Chinese beer brand is channeling the vibe of Coke's longtime "Open Happiness" campaign, which has been replaced now with "Taste the Feeling."

The shoot in five locations, at the borders with Vietnam, Myanmar, Russia, Kazakhstan and Mongolia, lasted 30 days. (China has a border with North Korea too, but that is one that doesn't feature).

Harbin Beer, founded in 1900, "is primarily available in China, so the opportunity to share the oldest beer brand at China's borders was a natural choice to bring this narrative to life," Johnny Tan, chief creative officer of BBH China, said in a release.

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Aug 17, 2016
BBH - China
Harbin Beer
Client Contact:
Joseph Lee
Client Contact:
Verity Zhang
Chief Creative Officer:
Johnny Tan
Group Creative Director:
Yinbo Ma
Assistant Creative Director:
Haoxi Lv
Art Director:
Lyon Liao
August Cao
Account Service:
Elvis Li
Account Service:
Rei Zhang
Account Service:
Ryan Law
Account Service:
Cobain Cheng
Agency Producer:
Weisian Lee
Agency Producer:
Mo Chan
Agency Producer:
Hon Foong Woo
Strategic Planner:
Matt Nolan
Production House:
Lin Liu
Production Executive Producer:
Lanny Dong
Music Company:
Fantasy Music
Chris Chow
Audio Mix:
Fantasy Music
Music Producer:
Yulane Tsai

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