Jim Beam, a brand of Deerfield, Ill.-based Beam Suntory Inc., announced a new partnership with Snapchat, making it the first whiskey brand to leverage the app for marketing efforts, the company says. Currently active, branded Jim Beam video content, targeted exclusively at consumers of legal drinking age, will appear throughout various Snapchat Live Stories. The partnership and branded content will run in the United Sates through the end of October coinciding with existing marketing efforts supporting new Jim Beam Apple, the newest flavored whiskey from the company.
Limited-edition craft beer a part of the Samuel Adams Brewing the American Dream program
September 14, 2015
Samuel Adams, a brand of Boston-based The Boston Beer Co., released Time Hop Porter, a limited-edition hopped porter brewed with San Diego-based ChuckAlek Independent Brewers. The collaboration beer is the culmination of a year-long program, Samuel Adams Brewing the American Dream Brewing and Business Experienceship, which annually provides one craft brewer with hands-on brewing and business coaching, the company says. Sam Adams established the program to help small-craft breweries get a leg-up in the industry, it adds.
Mintel research shows 60 percent of fans consume food, beverages while watching sports on TV
September 10, 2015
The majority of sports fans agree that eating and drinking is a big part of watching sports (60 percent), according to Chicago-based Mintel. Nearly all sports fans consume beverages while watching sports at home with at least half reaching for water, soda or beer.
White Plains, N.Y.-based Heineken USA’s Strongbow Hard Apple Cider is gearing up to make this fall Strongbow Season with a fully integrated, 360-degree program that encourages consumers of legal drinking age to experience Strongbow at its “bestest” when it is served over ice, the company says. The program includes national TV advertising, targeted digital media, social media engagements and point-of-sale (POS) materials designed to drive purchase of Strongbow’s four flavors all season long, it adds.
Beer brand to produce content for online NFL interactions
September 8, 2015
Bud Light, a brand of St. Louis-based Anheuser-Busch, is teaming up with its partner Google to market unique, premium content directly to football fans through its new Full Season Football program, which features content from the NFL and other properties on Google Search and YouTube. Beginning Sept. 10, the beer brand, sports leagues and video platform will partner to capture football fans on the coveted second screen, the company says.
Coronado Brewing Co., Coronado, Calif., has been working to increase the efficiency and capacity of its brewery during the past few months. The current brewery will be expanding its capacity to 65,000 barrels due to its multi-million dollar renovation plan including the addition of four 240-barrel fermenters at the end of August, the company says. In addition to the fermenters, the brewery has been adding and upgrading some key components to help increase efficiency, it adds.
Beverage company partnered with Gratafy to offer thousands of rewards
September 2, 2015
Today, New York-based Heineken USA announced a new partnership with experiential marketing platform, Gratafy, to give complimentary beers to consumers 21 and older in select markets via Facebook and Twitter. The campaign aims to connect fans in social settings through social media in Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco and Houston by offering a free Heineken, Heineken Light or Dos Equis at restaurants and bars partnered with Gratafy.
Xyience, a zero-calorie energy drink, re-launches today under its new ownership, Austin-based Big Red Inc. The re-launch unveils a new look for the energy drink line and the rollout of an integrated marketing campaign leveraging the college football season.
Denver-based urban winery The Infinite Monkey Theorem (TIMT) partnered with Whole Foods Market to roll out its signature, single-serve canned wines nationwide, offering consumers across the country endless opportunities to pick up a four-pack, the company says.