After years in the doldrums, Wolverhampton and Dudley is attempting to revitalise the fortunes of Harp Lager. It took over the brand from Guinness last year and has developed a TV campaign for the revamped version, Harp Irish. W&D is remaining cautious. It has a £2.5m budget and is restricting the TV ads to the Central region from October. It will be using the weight of its on-trade estate to build volumes but is also looking for listings in the off-trade. It has two pack formats, 500ml and 440ml cans which will be priced just below that of Carling and Fosters. The tongue-in-cheek campaign aims to banish nineties man and promote the return of the bloke. If it is successful the marketing initiative will be rolled out to other regions. {{DRINKS }}