Adie Kaye

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A springtime update from the meadow orchards of Luxembourg

Spring has finally arrived in Luxembourg, so I took a post-lunch detour through the meadow orchards near the farm here in Born. I had started to …

Ritson on brand: pick an enemy and position against them. Hard.

<b>Positioning against an enemy brand is a powerful yet under-utilised approach in marketing, writes Mark Ritson.</b><p><i>This article originally appeared in The</i> …

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The Ad Contrarian

The Phony Value Exchange<p>This week, as the GDPR gets closer to implementation, we can expect to hear a lot of noise from digi-weasels here in the US …

'Life's Too Short For PowerPoint': CMO Leadership Talk With Diageo's Syl Saller

<i>What makes a successful CMO? In this interview series, I’m exploring together with leading CMOs the secrets of customer leadership, what works, and what doesn’t. I met Syl Saller, Diageo’s global CMO, in her London office.</i><p><b>Thomas Barta:</b> What is marketing’s reputation inside your company?<p><b>Syl Saller</b>: …

Why Tiffany Doesn't Make Infomercials

We advertising people often spend months trying to develop the correct messages for our brands. We do consumer research, we create strategy …

Byron Sharp: Behavioural economics is not the biggest story in marketing

Marketing’s current fascination with behavioural economics is overblown, writes Professor Byron Sharp, director of the Ehrenberg-Bass Institute and …

Sell! Sell! - Hello there!

Imagine<br>a creative company built to provide the very best creative and strategic thinking and also to solve the problems with how agencies work that …

Creativity

Mondelez vows to be more ‘disciplined’ with marketing spend after fruitless investment in price promotions

Mondelez was surprised by the strong promotion spending in the UK and US it was forced into to “defend share”, which ultimately failed to deliver any …

Born From Revolution, Boukman Rhum Has a Social Mission

When it comes to this rum, there is definitely more than meets the eye. Stranger & Stranger designed this gorgeous bottle, but don't let it fool you, …

Heineken takes battle to AB InBev in Brazil with $1 billion Kirin deal | Reuters

TOKYO/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Heineken NV (HEIN.AS), the world’s second-largest brewer, agreed on Monday to buy the loss-making Brazilian breweries of Japan’s Kirin Holdings Co Ltd (2503.T), boosting its presence in the world’s No. 3 beer market.<p>The Kirin logo is seen on its liquor cans at a shop in …

Accountability and New Choices for Marketers

As a partner to over 4 million advertisers across a wide range of organizations and objectives, we want to provide transparency, choice and …

The modern entertainment industry is a nirvana for consumers

FOR couch potatoes and bookworms, filmgoers and music-lovers, this is a golden age. The internet provides an almost endlessly long menu of options to …

Publicis Groupe Wins MillerCoors Media Business

MillerCoors is moving its media buying and planning business from Interpublic to Publicis Groupe, concluding a review that began in September.<p>The …

Mondelēz pledges a ‘more disciplined’ marketing approach as sales fall

Mondelēz is looking to take a “more disciplined” approach to its brand marketing in order to build its ‘power brands’ and move away from promotional …

Growth Of The Ghost: How One Of Ohio's Largest Craft Breweries Is Defying National Trends | Brew Studs

Photo provided by Rhinegeist.<p>Sales up 80%, while adding 150 employees.<p>This week, co-founder of Cincinnati-based Rhinegeist Brewery, Bryant Goulding, …

Bombers Away: Why brewers are abandoning big bottles

Included in Firestone Walker Brewing Company’s January announcement about the release of its bourbon-aged imperial brown ale, Bravo, was this little …

Raising Arizona: Outsider Wines Travel to New Heights

Some like it hot, as producers in the sun-drenched state push the envelope with high-elevation wines. It's time to take a serious look at Arizona.<p>If …

Wine

Meet the ecommerce startup taking on the big alcohol brands

EeBria was launched at the start of the craft beer boom, back in 2013. Labelling itself the ‘Etsy of alcohol’, the startup started off as a digital …

Make Mine a Double: Strong Dollar Boosts Foreign Booze Sales

European wines, Mexican beers, and spirits produced abroad are crowding U.S. store shelves<p>A strong dollar is shaking up what Americans drink to get tipsy.<p>More European wines, Mexican beers, and spirits produced abroad are crowding U.S. store shelves as the dollar reached a 14-year high last year. …

Alcohol

Opinion: How Pabst is taking on Big Beer, craft beer and imported beer all at once

Pabst Brewing Co. isn’t a big light-lager brewer, it isn’t a craft brewer, it isn’t an importer and it isn’t a marketer.<p>It’s <i>all</i> of those things at a …

Sustainable craft

Craft brewing is a business driven by a strong sense of place, and industry people tend to be passionate about their communities. Environmental …

Boston Beer's Diligent Efforts Bode Well: Should You Add?

You must count on <b>The Boston Beer Company, Inc.</b> SAM as it is progressing well, with strategic initiatives and expansion through acquisitions. Notably, …

The Best New Spirits of 2016

Compiling a year-end best-of list like this tends to be a multistep process. First, I ask myself which spirits jump out at me after almost a year of tastings. Second, I peruse the shelves of my liquor cabinet and look back at reviews and writeups to refresh my memory. And then, after the list is …

Ancho Reyes Verde Poblano Liqueur

The team at Ancho Reyes have done it again with Ancho Reyes Verde Poblano Liqueur. The limited edition release is sure to be a favorite amongst …

Watch: The History of Moutai, China’s ‘Drink of Diplomacy’

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New Craft Beer Release From Rogue Ales Combines Two Sweet Favorites | Brew Studs

A candy bar in a bottle.<p>Rogue Ales & Spirits announces the release of Hazelutely Choctabulous, a fan-favorite fusion of two of its beloved beers, …

Independent Distilling and Three Taverns Brewery Partner on a Local ‘Bierschnaps’

Bierschnaps is a potent beverage made by distilling beer. It comes from the Bavarian region of Germany, and the state of Georgia has never produced its own version — until now. Local booze-makers and neighbors Independent Distilling Co. and Three Taverns Craft Brewery have partnered to create</b> …

Kindred Spirits: Southern Arizona’s Craft Distilleries

The inspiration came from Stephen Paul’s wife, Elaine, in late 2006 while the two were enjoying a mesquite-smoked barbeque dinner at their house. As …

Single Malt Report: Springbank 12 year old Cask Strength, batch 1 (54.6%abv)

Okay, I'm going to finish out 2016 with two weeks of Springbank. Our Campbeltown experience was one of the highlights of our Scotland trip this year. …