News Briefs for June 28, 2013June 28, 2013
•Zing vodka has named musician Chris Brown as its creative director. Brown’s role with Zing will include conceptualizing and directing creative assets and marketing campaigns, as well hosting brand events. Brown will also be consulting on the development of and innovations within the product line, including custom bottles and specialty drinks and flavors. Financial terms of the agreement weren’t disclosed. Zing vodka—which is produced in Rochester, New York by the Maloof family—launched late last year in Las Vegas, followed by Los Angeles, and is rolling out to other key markets across the country throughout 2013. Priced at $24.99 a 750-ml., the product range includes the core unflavored expression as well as a Red Velvet flavored extension.