Matthew McConaughey's Newest Role Is With Wild Turkey
Matthew McConaughey is a lot of things: an actor, a musician, and now, the creative director for Wild Turkey Bourbon. But don’t expect him to sell you something—he’s in it for the story.
McConaughey has been hired to help rebrand the company which, while seeing moderately successful growth in the last year, has trailed behind other bourbon companies. The goal is to shake the stigma that Wild Turkey produces inferior, cheaper whiskeys. While the bourbon remains popular amongst its older, loyal audience, it’s having a hard time reaching younger crowds, namely millennials. McConaughey wants to reach them by virtue of not soliciting to them, he told the New York Times, “The great news is that Wild Turkey hasn’t changed in all these years—it’s totally authentic. And that appeals to millennials. Because they can smell fake.”
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