The news that alcohol giant AB InBev bought Camden Town Brewery caused outrage among the craft beer community. But as mega-breweries seek to find new ways to appeal to millennials, it seems that craft’s corporate future is here to stay.
The nation’s biggest brewers are pouring £10m into revamping the “body language” for beer so that consumers become aware there is a perfect style of brew whatever the occasion.
An advert for an alcohol industry initiative to kickstart beer sales in the UK has been banned for suggesting drinking alcohol makes people more popular.
At the end of every week we look at the key stories, offering our view on what they mean for you and the industry. From the need for brand diagnosis ahead of setting strategy to Premier Food’s investment in brand, it’s been a busy week. Here is my take.
Consumers are comparing brands across sectors more than ever, fuelling Ford’s appetite for innovation. This will become even more essential given the move to electric vehicles is a “huge brand switch moment”, says marketing boss Pete Zillig.
As brands increase influencer marketing spend, it is vital to be able to accurately quantify the return on that investment.
The algorithms of big tech firms favour big brands, meaning they are at an unfair advantage over their smaller competitors. But more meritocratic algorithms would be better for small businesses with a quality product and the economy.