Beer brands have caught up to the radically different attitudes of younger drinkers and are now looking to sculpt how people will drink in the future, says Chris MacRae, Senior Account Manager at global brand experience agency Sense.
People’s drinking habits and attitudes are changing, with beer brands battling to extract increasing value from fewer drinkers in a more contested market than ever. The big players in beer have spent the past few years scrabbling to ensure that they have the product range, brand awareness and distribution to be able to attract these […]
We all know that agencies revolve around servicing their clients and, as a result, their own marketing needs can be further down the priority list. If you’re finding that business has suddenly gone a bit quiet, then now’s the time to focus on getting your house in order and building up your own marketing toolkit. […]
Tom Harvey, co-founder YesMore, drinks and hospitality marketing agency
“There is no doubt that closing pubs, restaurants and cafes in the UK will have a devastating effect on jobs, livelihoods, community and the high street for many months and possibly years to come. Many high street eateries and bars are already struggling, so this could well be the final nail in the coffin for […]
by Jamie Williams who is Managing Partner of creative agency isobel and a member of the British Guild of Beer Writers
This time last year, I asked in this publication ( FAB News ) if 2019 might be the year non-alcoholic beer explodes into the mainstream. It had been a small, yet steadily growing category, without any major investment in UK consumer communication campaigns. But the scene seemed to be set for significant growth. And that’s exactly what […]
We live in an extreme world where Gen Z’s techno addiction is fuelling an incessant quest for instant gratification. As Gen Z and millennials become a larger part of the consumer population, we expect that interest in stunt- or story-based brands will intensify. Today’s hungry youth expects brands to stand up and stand out and remain dynamic to […]
Craft beer’s huge growth has driven massive change within the beer category, forcing the big brewers to adapt and innovate. But what about them apples?
The explosion of craft beer in the UK, spearheaded by Scottish brewer BrewDog, has transformed our beer market. It’s not only taking an ever-increasing share out of the traditional lager and real ale categories, it’s also forced the big traditional beer brands to sit up, take notice and raise their games. As a response to craft, […]
By Helen Hughes, Project Director, 3D & Sustainability at Design Bridge London
Know your Brand’s biggest impacts and set a long-term plan in place. Don’t be swayed by what the media are focusing on right now. Sure, have a point of view on it – even act on it if you can – but if your brand’s biggest impact is water usage and all your efforts are going into removing […]
The free-from sector is booming and more food products are competing in this space. So outstanding packaging design is seen as key in attracting the ‘lifestyle’ shopper. Not just those consumers who follow a free-from diet for medical reasons, but also those customers looking to reduce their sugar, dairy and gluten intake as part of […]
The meat-free foods industry is now being valued at over £572m. It’s clear to see that the UK’s appetite for animal-free foods is only growing. Plant-based alternatives are booming, but how ready are we for the lab-grown alternatives? Incidentally, it’s not just vegans driving these sales. Many people are switching to plant-based alternatives for health […]
The rise and rise of vegans and veggies and the shocking state of the environment have spawned a massive increase in meat and dairy alternatives. It’s becoming increasingly mainstream – even high-street outlet Thornton’s Budgens has just expanded its vegan range to 800 items. This market is not new, and there have been options in […]