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Mobile apps offer beverage-makers expanded connection with consumers

Partnerships with third-party apps offer brand owners more marketing opportunities

At any time of day, a quick scan of a train or bus would likely reveal at least one or two people on their mobile devices — particularly smartphones. Around the world, more consumers are turning to smartphones for their mobile needs.


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Beverage marketing targets consumer passions

Nielsen survey reveals causes consumers are most passionate about

The industry has seen consumers suggest ingredients, flavors, brand names and more for new products; however, Columbia Crest is taking crowdsourcing into new territory — the vineyard, to be specific.


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Beverage brands quench thirst for summer fun

Narragansett Beer’s "Jaws" promotion lets fans name shark during Shark Week

After recently selling its 1 billionth beverage earlier this summer, Honest Tea took to social media to learn more about Americans’ relationships with iced tea.


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Beverage consumers want emotional connections with brands

Word-of-mouth recommendations via social media are most trusted by consumers

Do you remember the 1995 Budweiser commercial with three frogs croaking the syllables in the brand’s name? How about the 2010 Folgers commercial in which a young woman tells her father about her recent engagement over a cup of coffee?


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Beverage brands keep marketing interactive

Johnny Appleseed Hard Cider breaks record for world’s largest ice luge

Americans are used to greeting pizza deliverymen at their doors, but a new smartphone app is bringing delivery into a new realm.


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The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf launches its largest ad campaign to-date

Summer campaign urges consumers to “Keep Cool and Summer On” with iced drinks

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, a privately held specialty retailer based in Los Angeles, kicked off the largest advertising campaign in its 51-year history.


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Celebrity power helps beverage brands connect with consumers

Absolut vodka partners with Lady Gaga, Mountain Dew takes fans behind the scenes of new X-Men movie

Honest Tea, an independent operating unit of The Coca-Cola Co., reported that it recycled 108,704 containers at its Great Recycle events, which took place throughout the country during Earth Month in April.


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Nestea brings back ‘Nestea Plunge’ campaign

Advertising platform supports relaunch of RTD iced tea products

Nestea, a brand of Stamford, Conn.-based Nestlé Waters North America, announced the revival of the brand’s “Nestea Plunge” marketing effort with the new 2014 advertising campaign. This updated communication strategy is designed to promote Nestea’s new recipe, which features more flavor and fewer calories, the company says.


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Beverage brands toast spring celebrations through marketing

Campaigns, new products celebrate Mother's Day, FIFA World Cup, World Water Day

The night before having surgery, consumers often savor a full meal and drink in preparation for the next few hours of fasting.


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Bacardi announces digital content series

Hip-hop artist Wale teams with rum brand

Bacardí, the namesake brand within Coral Gables, Fla.-based  Bacardi U.S.A. Inc.’s portfolio, launched Bacardí Loud & Untameable, a digital content series that showcases collaborations between popular modern artists and a Cuban-inspired ensemble band in all-out, anything-goes studio sessions streamed on the brand's custom Pandora station, www.pandora.com/bacardi.


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Dinner with Tequila Don Julio

Diageo is taking its Tequila Don Julio brand on the road this summer with a rolling Airstream Speakeasy mobile craft cocktail bar. The team stopped in Chicago on July 29 to share some specialty tequila cocktails paired with food from Chicago restaurants Honey Butter Fried Chicken and The Radler as well as dessert venues Black Dog Gelato and Baker Miller. (Photos by Jennifer Haderspeck)

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Gert van Manen, president of iTi Tropicals Inc., shares his insights on the U.S. coconut water market. Citing research from Krueger Food Laboratories, he also supplies information highlighting the difference between products that declare their added sugars and those that do not.

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