Heineken Debuts New Commercials With Neil Patrick Harris

WHITE PLAINS — Heineken Light has launched “Hypnotize,” the first TV commercial of 2017 in partnership with actor and brand spokesperson, Neil Patrick Harris. The new ad kicks off a series of three 15-second commercials this year, which showcase Heineken Light’s one-of-a-kind flavor through Neil’s signature wit and lighthearted humor.

In the spot, Neil states that many think it is impossible to brew a great tasting light beer as so many light brews lose their taste in the effort to cut calories. Heineken Light, however, breaks these stereotypes through its unique use of the key ingredient: Cascade hops, which are commonly found in craft IPAs and known to be the best hops grown in the United States. As the spot closes and with a beer in hand, Neil then quickly shifts to other “impossible” feats and makes an attempt to hypnotize viewers with a cold, signature green, Heineken Light bottle.

“I hardly think that anyone needs to be convinced to enjoy a delicious Heineken Light with their Cascade hops. But as I dabble in magic, I was happy to assist,” said Neil Patrick Harris. “The camera man sure seemed to get it.”

“Most light beers are virtually interchangeable, but Heineken Light’s unique ingredient, Cascade hops, is what gives the beer it’s delightfully flavorful taste,” said Ralph Rijks, Senior Vice President of Marketing, Heineken USA. “As the ad boldly states, it may seem impossible, but by using the best hops in the United States, Heineken Light has become a true differentiator among other light lagers, with a great taste that can’t be argued.”

‘Hypnotize’ is the first of three television commercials in Heineken Light’s 2017 “Best Tasting Light Beer” campaign. It will air through March across highly rated general market and Hispanic networks such as AMC, ESPN, FX, Comedy Central, Univision, NBC Universo and more, gaining presence in cable originals and live sports. Digitally, the spot will be distributed via YouTube, Hulu, Roku and various other video platforms.