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Skyy Vodka named official vodka of Treasure Island Music Festival

Vodka brand creates themed cocktails for San Francisco event

Skyy Vodka, a brand of San Francisco-based Campari America, announced its official partnership with the Treasure Island Music Festival in San Francisco, which will take place Oct. 19-20. The vodka brand will serve as the official vodka during the seventh annual progressive music event, which will host dance music and indie-rock groups including Atoms for Peace, Beck, Major Lazer and Animal Collective.


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Seagram’s launches Ginsider app

Brand encourages consumers to scan product labels to access digital content

Seagram’s Gin, a brand of New York-based Pernod Ricard USA, launched its new Ginsider mobile application. The new app allows consumers to scan Seagram’s Peach and Pineapple Twisted Gin bottles to reveal exclusive videos and share them with friends through social media.


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7UP hosts fourth ‘Live it Up with Enrique’ promotion

Fans can win tickets to Latin Grammy Awards, VIP Enrique Iglesias concert

As the official beverage sponsor of the Latin Grammy Awards for the fourth consecutive year, Plano, Texas-based Dr Pepper Snapple Group’s (DPS) 7UP brand is giving its fans a chance to “Live it Up with Enrique.”


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Essentia Water launches ‘Create a Better You’ photo contest

Promotion invites fans to share inspirational pictures for health and happiness

Bothell, Wash.-based Essentia Water launched its “Create A Better You” contest on Monday, Oct. 7. The four-week online promotion runs through Nov. 2 and invites contestants 18 years of age and older to share photos that illustrate what inspires them to be healthier and happier on the brand’s Facebook page.


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Constellation Brands releases Q2 2014 financial results

Beer acquisition bolsters sales success

Victor, N.Y.-based Constellation Brands Inc. reported a successful second quarter of its 2014 fiscal year following the integration of its newly acquired brewery operations. As a result of the Mexico City-based Grupo Modelo U.S. beer business acquisition, the company recorded a $1.6 billion non-cash gain on the re-measurement to fair value of the company’s original 50 percent interest in Crown Imports LLC, Chicago. In addition, the consolidation garnered $763 million of incremental net sales, boosting overall consolidated net sales for the quarter.


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Nielsen study examines seasonal popularity of pumpkin flavor

Data reflects on 2012 sales, projects successful 2013

According to New York-based Nielsen, pumpkin-flavored seasonal foods and beverages are appearing on store shelves and menus earlier this fall than in previous years. This early arrival might set the seasonal flavor up for another successful season, it suggests.


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How beer brands are using social media to connect with consumers

Social media has become a buzzword for not just American consumers but also the business environment. Companies are turning to various social media channels to create brand awareness or possibly boost retail sales. Beer brands also are turning to social media to make their stories heard. Brand Chorus, a division of New York-based TippingGardner, conducted a Beer StoryScore Index for Beverage Industry. StoryScore is a quantitative measure of a brand’s storytelling through social management based on creativity, strategy and personality.

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