Brand Phoenix
Published:  11 July, 2008

Oak Green House, Dorking, Surrey RH4 1QT

T: 01306 875225

E: jhunter@brandphoenix.co.uk

Established: 2001

Marketing and promotional spend for 2008/9: ú4.7 million

Brands: First Cape (South Africa), Porta (Chile), Trapiche (Argentina), Renaissance (France), Castillo de Liria (Spain)

Off-trade split: 96%

Key personnel: Greg Wilkins, director; Steve Rosser, director; Steve Barton, director

The main piece of marketing activity for Brand Phoenix saw its First Cape South African brand become partner sponsor of the British & Irish Lions rugby union side for a 2009 tour of South Africa, which will include primetime TV and radio coverage. With 50,000 fans expected to travel to South Africa for the tour, a number of First Cape events are planned to take place around the tour.




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