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Key reading


Best practice on alcohol pricing

This Best Practice paper outlines five tactics that marketers of alcoholic drinks can employ to differentiate themselves in market and achieve a premium price positioning. Tips include the use of trendy ingredients, celebrity endorsement and stylish packaging.
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How drinks marketers are responding to social and lifestyle changes

This article describes innovative ways in which drinks marketers are responding to a declining pub industry in the UK.

Heineken USA's mobile marketing mandate

Insights on the use of digital and in particular the value of mobile for the alcoholic drinks sector.

Smirnoff redefines the idea of engagement

How a major vodka brand engages millennial consumers with clever use of digital touchpoints.

Alcoholic Drinks company profiles

Euromonitor data and analysis on the sector's major companies.

Latest case studies

The Beer Studio: A brand new brewery for a 160 year old brewer

This case study describes how the 160-year-old Hydes Brewery capitalised on its expertise by creating an experimental brewery to tap into a new generation of urban drinkers that had been moving into Manchester.

Tanqueray No. TEN: Letting the liquid shine

This case study describes how Diageo redefined the positioning and redesigned the primary packaging to grow the Tanqueray No.

Heineken UK: Our shout

This case study shows how Heineken UK, the beer brand, undertook a B2B campaign to increase the distribution of Heineken brands nationwide, and to remove competitor brands from the bar to gain competitive advantage.

Johnnie Walker Houses

This case study describes how Diageo established Scotch whisky as part of a sophisticated and luxurious lifestyle in China by creating an embassy for whisky culture: The Johnnie Walker House.

Latest articles

Refreshing the innovation process at Heineken with a beer and lemonade mix

This event report looks at the trends Heineken tracks for its product development and how one innovation helped it to restructure and streamline its processes for bringing new products to market.

New frontiers in qualitative research: How to practically apply new learning from across the behavioural sciences to enhance and invigorate qualitative research

This paper explores how learning from neuroscience, experimental psychology and behavioural economics can be used to invigorate established qualitative research methods and pioneer new approaches.

How an Ogilvy strategist reimagined Pimm's

This event report demonstrates how new strategic thinking from an agency planner led to the development of a brand extension for Pimm's, the gin-based drink owned by Diageo.

Anheuser-Busch InBev tackles soccer sponsorship in the US

This event report addresses why Anheuser-Busch InBev, the brewer, is aiming to tap into the growth of soccer in the US.

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