Nespresso Introduces George Clooney as New Canadian and U.S. Brand Ambassador

Partnership and Multi-Channel Marketing Campaign Spotlight Nespresso's Quality Coffee Credentials and Sustainability Efforts; Encourage Canadians to "Experience a cup above"

MONTREAL, Nov. 2, 2015 /CNW/ - Nespresso, the worldwide pioneer and reference in premium, single-serve coffee, is pleased to announce that George Clooney — American actor, screenwriter, producer, director and activist — will extend his relationship with the company by becoming the new brand ambassador in Canada and the U.S.  Beginning November 2nd, George Clooney will be featured in Nespresso new integrated marketing campaign in Canada and the U.S., which brings to life Nespresso as "a cup above," across television, print and digital advertisements, a partnership web film, social media and a dedicated microsite. The campaign will also run in the U.S., and is the first branded television advertising campaign in North America to feature Clooney.

Extended Partnership to Canada and the U.S. Solidifies Clooney as Global Ambassador for Nespresso
As Nespresso's Canada's brand ambassador, Clooney will share with Canadian consumers Nespresso's heritage of quality coffee, innovative design, leading sustainability and customer service. Clooney has been a long-term partner with the brand in Europe and other international markets, charming fans and coffee aficionados in broadcast and print campaigns since 2006. He also serves as a member of the Nespresso Sustainability Advisory Board, collaborating on ideas and solutions towards improving the lives and futures of coffee farmers.

"We are thrilled that George Clooney is expanding his relationship with Nespresso by becoming the new brand ambassador for Canada and the U.S. We are very proud of the work we have done together and we look forward to extending the partnership to bring our brand story and high quality, sustainable coffee to more and more people," said Jean-Luc Valleix, President, Nespresso Canada. 

"I've been working with Nespresso internationally for nine years and I really love and respect the brand, what they do, and how they do it," said George Clooney. "Nespresso and I have a shared commitment to sustainability, most recently helping to rebuild coffee farms in South Sudan. They are an incredibly responsible company and I am excited to expand my partnership with them into the U.S. and Canada."

Inspires His Friend, Danny DeVito, to "Experience a cup above"
In the 30- and 60-second television ads, Clooney dressed in a war General costume is in a movie studio commissary lined up for coffee where he meets Danny DeVito, wearing a Napoleon costume.

Danny is pouring himself a coffee from an antiquated coffee pot while George brews himself a fresh Nespresso. Danny, and various other characters in costume, is intrigued with George's coffee selection and proceeds to ask Clooney to introduce him to Nespresso. Clooney, in his characteristic wit and charm, agrees to train Danny in the art of good taste – from his coffee selection to the beauty of tango dancing to a finely tailored suit. In the end, George himself is even impressed. Through their entertaining and comedic interplay, Clooney and DeVito demonstrate how everyone can "Experience a cup above."

The statement is an invitation into Nespresso's elegant lifestyle and the company's commitment to deliver the highest quality sustainable Grand Cru coffees to its consumers. Only 1-2 percent of the world's coffee crops match the brand's strict quality requirements and aroma profiles.

While the broadcast ad injects a sense of humor into the campaign, the print execution is about simplicity and contemporary sophistication. The setting is a modern living room in a luxury, sky-high city apartment.  Clooney, in a grey suit, relaxes on an iconic lounge chair while he savors his Nespresso and takes in the view and the simple art of good taste.

Partnership Web Film Conveys Shared Commitment to Sustainability
Nespresso is committed to having a positive impact on the environment, farmers, consumers and society at large. As a member of the Nespresso Sustainability Advisory Board, George Clooney elaborates on Nespresso's dedicated approach to coffee quality and sustainability and his involvement in Nespresso's sustainability efforts in a partnership web film.  In the film, Clooney discusses his decade-long collaboration with the brand, its positive impact on thousands of farmers and their communities, and the work being done in South Sudan to revive high quality coffee production.

Clooney also discusses Nespresso robust recycling program and choice of infinitely recyclable aluminum for its capsules.  Nespresso is committed to ensuring that each of its capsules can be recycled, which is why it provides different recycling options in Canada and the U.S.  These include collection bins at Boutiques and drop-off locations at select retail partners.

"George Clooney has shown great interest in the lives of coffee farmers, and the initiatives Nespresso has undertaken to support them in producing high quality sustainable coffee and enhancing their welfare. He has been involved from the beginning in our efforts to revive high quality coffee production in South Sudan, which is contributing to economic development in the country" added Valleix.

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About Nestlé Nespresso SA
Nestlé Nespresso SA is the pioneer and reference for highest-quality portioned premium coffee. Headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland, Nespresso operates in 62 countries and has more than 10,500 employees. In 2014, it operated a global retail network of over 400 exclusive boutiques. For more information, visit the Nespresso corporate website:

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Image with caption: "George Clooney on the set of Nespresso's new integrated marketing campaign, "Experience a cup above," launched November 2nd. (CNW Group/Nestle Nespresso SA)". Image available at:

For further information: Jeanne Charlebois, Weber Shandwick, 514-447-3936,; Caroline Duguay, Nespresso Canada, 514-350-5736,

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