CHICAGO — Miller Lite is launching on Monday the Cantenna, the only reception device on the market that is great tasting and serves up football straight to fans’ living rooms. The latest can-novation — part real beer, part digital antenna — is the perfect game watching solution for all the cord-cutters and cord-nevers out there.
The limited-edition Cantenna comes at a time when fans need it most. Not only are live games off the table, but in many states, Miller Time won’t be enjoyed while watching the game at the bar with friends. As a result, digital viewing is increasing, with more than a third of total sports viewers streaming live sports online.
“Streaming live sports can get frustrating and expensive and if cord-cutters want to watch football, they’re often forced to resort to sketchy, unreliable, illegal streaming,” said Stephanie Clanfield, associate marketing manager, Miller Lite. “Miller Lite is determined to bring you smooth streaming and make your Miller Time a little easier with the new Miller Lite Cantenna.”
Ahead of last night’s games, Miller Lite took it one step further and flooded social feeds with links that imitated sketchy streaming sites and surprised fans with something much better. The links led to Miller Lite’s parody of the iconic Sunday Primetime song, a humorous cautionary tale about the perils of illegal streaming, with the Cantenna as the solution to their problem. The full-length music video with original song gives fans the opportunity to get their own Cantennas and ultimately get back to enjoying Miller Time this season. Check out the video here.
‘The Cantenna is a head-turner on its own, but we didn’t want to stop there,” said Clanfield, “in order to really disrupt cord-cutters we couldn’t rely on typical marketing tactics, instead we chose an unconventional approach to serve them up something unforgettable during a time when they were the most engaged.”
The Cantenna is not the first “can-novation” for Miller Lite. Last year the brand broke the internet with the launch of the Cantroller, a beer can that doubles as a gaming controller. This time, they’re taking the relationship between beer and football to the next level to help fans get back to enjoying what matters most – spending time with friends and watching the game with a great tasting Miller Lite in hand.
The Miller Lite Cantenna launch is supported with a robust 360 marketing campaign that will be deployed across paid, owned and organic media, social influencers and traditional earned media relations.