Customer Sampling. Big Liquor Budgets $10 to $15 per. But for What?

Customer Sampling. Big Liquor Budgets $10 to $15 per. But for What?

Spirits Marketing
I was reading through a significant liquor supplier's marketing plan deck. It was a deck associated with a particular year's go to market plan. Customer sampling cost of $10 to $15 per sample to the consumer was the planned spend for the year. The difference between $10 and $15 was determined by the nature of the event or activation as we call it in booze marketing. Screen grab from a big liquor marketing deck This informs you immediately as to the extremely high cost of sampling customers in the spirits, wine, and beer industry. What are satisfactory metrics for these brands? Social reach/engagementMedia impressionsBuilding relationshipsAbility to leverage key accounts Do you notice what's not listed? Data, knowledge or relationships with customers, data that bridges the gab between these activations and…
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Three Reasons to Rebate

Three Reasons to Rebate

Spirits Marketing
Suppliers and manufactures of adult beverages need good reasons to spend marketing money. We offer three reasons to rebate. Let's get right to it. One: You don't know who your customer really is. We've been pounding this point for years. Your agency has been telling you social engagement tells you enough about your demographic to know who your customers are. Not true. You don't know who your customer really is. There are no metrics in place in your current campaigns measuring the lifetime value of your customers. The right supplier retail rebate program with three reasons to rebate can deliver the data on who, what, where, when, and how often. Two: You can market to the customer who bought your product again if you're using the right program and agency.…
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Four Current Ways to Improve Your Sampling

Four Current Ways to Improve Your Sampling

Spirits Marketing
1) Target your audience in conjunction with key on-premise and retail accounts. One of the better explained "liquid to lips" campaigns is explained on the Portma.com site found here: http://portma.com/tag/spirits-sampling An excerpt below: "The brand teams conducted on-site surveys at various liquor stores in three US regions: New York-New Jersey (NY-NJ), Eastern Pennsylvania (PA), and North Florida (FL). We also had a plethora of field staff reporting data available to link with the survey results. There were differences in impact between the regions, which field staff reporting identified. The program was centered on the “liquid-to-lips” experience, so we tracked the number of samples distributed in each market. Another program objective was to generate on-site bottle sales following the liquid-to-lips experience. An easy metric to measure the success of that effort is on-site…
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