Whether it’s videos, mobile apps or social media, the digital world has become fully integrated into the lives of many consumers. Although still a curious area for marketers, digital marketing has benefited the beverage industry, notes Chris Lowery, president and chief strategist at Chase Design Group, South Pasadena, Calif.
Coca-Cola, Dollar General team up for military campaign
July 14, 2017
Liquid Management Partners, the manufacturer of Liquid Ice Energy Drink, announced the launch of its first seasonal packaging: Liquid Ice America. With its red, white and blue patriotic packaging, Liquid Ice America will be available throughout the summer in 12-ounce cans at participating retailers in more than 40 states through select Anheuser-Busch, MillerCoors, PepsiCo and Coca-Cola distributors.
It’s hard to believe that only a year ago (April 6, 2016, to be exact) Facebook Founder and Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg announced via a Facebook post that Facebook Live was available to all Facebook users.
Limited-edition packaging features lyrics from six rappers
June 19, 2017
Sprite, a brand of Atlanta-based The Coca-Cola Co., announced the release of the Summer Sprite Cold Lyrics Series limited-edition packaging, which features cold-inspired lyrics from six of the hottest rappers in the game, the company says.
In its recent “What’s Next in eCommerce” webinar, Nielsen’s Jordan Rost, vice president of consumer insights, predicts growth avenues for consumer packaged goods (CPG) within eCommerce. Among these, it’s clear that technological innovations are playing a key role. Rost highlighted three new technologies that are contributing to the potential of consumables within eCommerce.
Consumers encouraged to share images via social media
June 13, 2017
Crown Royal, a brand of Norwalk, Conn.-based Diageo North America, announced that it is giving dads the royal treatment this month and enabling consumers to Crown Your Father, by creating a unique digital portrait that can be shared with dad on social media. Through June 19, sons, daughters and spouses 21 years and older can visit CrownYourFather.com to create a portrait of their dads, husbands or father-like figures as a regal, shareable gift, honoring the generous spirit of fathers everywhere, the company says.
Today’s consumers arguably are more engaged with a beverage’s packaging than ever before, increasingly reading ingredient lists and Nutrition Facts labels and researching products on their mobile phones before purchasing in the store, while at the same time engaging with brands on the Internet. This interaction, along with the proliferation of products on store shelves, continues to solidify the relationship between a beverage brand and its packaging.