Star Wars’ Solo partners with Solo Cup
What is a space smuggler’s carafe of choice? Marketers hope it’s the cup
that shares his name.
“Solo: A Star Wars Story” hits theatres May 25, but brand managers have
been planning for months for this jump to lightspeed. The makers of the
party staple “Solo Cup” were eager to tease their collaboration with the
Star Wars brand.
— Solo Cup (@SoloCup) March 6, 2018
The company announced a giveaway in connection with the film’s release.
It wrote in a press release:
The legendary SOLO brand is thanking fans for their loyalty by
collaborating on fun-filled promotions in celebration of Solo: A Star Wars Story, in theaters May 25th. The SOLOBRATION
includes a sweepstakes with the grand prize of a trip for four to Los
Angeles with red carpet access to the world premiere of the film; an
exclusive look at the making of a classic Star Wars replica made
from SOLO products; and more.
The company has also leaned on celebrity influencers, including the actor
who originated the role of Chewbacca.
— Peter Mayhew (@TheWookieeRoars) May 17, 2018
As part of the sweepstakes, the company threw a special opening party for winners with special guests, including actor Donald Glover.
— Coffee With Kenobi (@CoffeeWthKenobi) May 11, 2018
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The social media team shared images of fans enjoying themselves at the exclusive party, keeping the story alive for its wider audience.
— Amy Ratcliffe (@amy_geek) May 11, 2018
Restaurant chain Denny’s has also partnered with the film.
for those asking: it’s happening april 3rd at your local restaurant. not a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. https://t.co/q3YU3DcYC0 pic.twitter.com/iiCShsnayg
— Denny’s (@DennysDiner) March 6, 2018
Denny’s released a Star Wars themed menu as well as advertisements
connecting to the upcoming film.
Food & Wine magazine reported these offerings:
Co-Reactor Pancake Breakfast:
Two buttermilk pancakes topped with fresh strawberries, strawberry sauce,
and whipped cream, as well as Crystal Crunch Rocks (similar to Pop Rocks
candy) and a warm citrus sauce “to pour over the pancakes to make ’em go
pop.” The combo also comes with two eggs, hash browns and bacon or sausage.
Blaster Fire Burger:
A hamburger with chipotle Gouda cheese, bacon, and Ghost Pepper sauce,
along with lettuce, tomato, red onions and pickles on a brioche bun, plus a
side of French fries.
Two Moons Skillet:
Ham, spinach, sautéed mushrooms, and hash browns, topped with a Gouda
cheese sauce, cheddar cheese, and eggs.
Egg whites scrambled with fresh spinach and grape tomatoes, two turkey
bacon strips, an English muffin, and fruit.
Insurance company Esurance has jumped on the Solo bandwagon, along with
Nissan, General Mills and Symantec.
However, it’s the Solo Cups that have grabbed everyone’s attention.
— David A. Scott Jr. (@DAScottJr) May 16, 2018
— Zombie Tactical Cord (@Zombie_Tac_Cord) May 17, 2018
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