Brand packaging dons a masquerade mask for Halloween-themed promotion
September 4, 2013
Dos Equis, a Mexican beer brand of Heineken USA, White Plains, N.Y., unveiled the details of its fall Masquerade program, which launched at retail and in on-premise accounts Sept. 1. Set to coincide with fall celebrations, Dos Equis Masquerade invites consumers of legal drinking age to celebrate Halloween with Dos Equis and enter for a chance to win a trip to the Ultimate Masquerade Party in Miami.
Korbel California Champagne, a brand of F. Korbel & Bros., Guerneville, Calif., announced the winners of its Korbel Mimosa Girls Getaway contest, which asked women to submit a toast about their friendships explaining why their groups of friends should be chosen to win the ultimate girls getaway to the Korbel Winery in Sonoma County, Calif.
Brands give fans the chance to bid for Xbox One systems
September 3, 2013
This fall, Purchase, N.Y.-based PepsiCo’s Mountain Dew and Doritos brands will give fans a chance to bid on thousands of Xbox One entertainment systems through their "Every 2 Minutes" online auction experience.
Agreement expands Sunny Sky’s bar and nightclub presence
August 28, 2013
Sunny Sky Products LLC, a Houston-based manufacturer and distributor of specialty dispensed beverages, completed the acquisition of Turbo Energy Drink LLC, Redmond, Wash., in an all-cash transaction. According to Sunny Sky, the acquisition will expand distribution of its beverage offerings further into the on-premise channel — particularly into bars and nightclubs.
Open Canvas inspires artists to depict the message “The Future is Yours to Create”
August 27, 2013
Through Absolut’s Open Canvas initiative, the Purchase, N.Y.-based brand of Pernod Ricard USA invited more than 15 emerging artists to transform Divisadero Street in San Francisco into a public interactive art exhibit. From coast to coast, Absolut is working to inspire creative risk-taking by collaborating with local artists to transform entire street blocks into pieces of art. The initiative first launched in Williamsburg, a neighborhood in Brooklyn, N.Y., earlier this summer and now is available for local San Francisco passers-by to interact with and enjoy through Sept. 1.
Public-private partnership with USAID will increase Colombian coffee yields, enhance economic opportunities for Colombian farmers
August 27, 2013
Starbucks Coffee Co., Seattle, announced that it will open its first café in Colombia next year, expanding the company’s longstanding relationship with Latin America and its 42-year heritage with Colombian coffee farmers.
National poll conducted on behalf of Red Bull shows energy is primary obstacle to productivity
August 26, 2013
A national poll of U.S. workers conducted by Harris Interactive, Rochester, N.Y., on behalf of Santa Monica, Calif.-based Red Bull North America found that lack of energy is a primary obstacle to productivity in the workplace. In fact, 4 percent of American employees report tiring after just one hour of work, and employed adults between the ages of 18 and 54 are three times more likely than those ages 55 and older to start feeling less productive within the first three hours of their workdays, it reports.