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Last summer, Jones Soda Co. partnered with Chrysler Group LLC’s Fiat automobile brand to host a photo contest in which consumers could submit pictures of the new Fiat 500e for a chance to win the electric car as well as surf lessons with Jones-sponsored professional surfer Brianna Cope.
Although consumers continue to control their spending on-premise, thereby slowing growth in the channel, premium adult beverages are bringing momentum to the segment, according to Chicago-based Technomic Inc.’s 2013 BarTAB Report.
Best known for its Koma Unwind relaxation drinks and shots, Bebida Beverage Co. (BeBevCo) is taking its expertise into a whole new category: ice cream.
Adding to its popular “No Bollocks” marketing campaign, Heineken USA’s Newcastle brand took the idea of advertising on cabs to a new level in order to promote its new Newcastle Cabbie Black Ale.
Social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter have made it clear that millennials and generation Z have a unique openness to the world around them.
To celebrate the fall equinox, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery brewed a beer that is made with lunar meteorites that have been crushed into dust then steeped like tea in an Oktoberfest-style beer.
The Coca-Cola Co.’s Diet Coke brand re-entered the fashion world by releasing its second limited-edition T-shirt in the beverage aisles of Target stores last month.
By the time you’ve finished reading this article, between 5,000 and 6,000 tweets about beverages will have been sent across the Twittersphere, according to Rob Goulding, director of the multi-channel sector for San Francisco-based Twitter Inc. In fact, more than 1.5 million conversations about beverages happen every day on Twitter, he says.
Consumers have seen a number of new liquid concentrates hit the market, but now the customization trend is coming to the sweeteners segment.
Sparkling Ice made its TV premiere this summer with a 30-second spot dubbed “Dive In.”