Neeraj Singh is a former Associate Client Manager in the Alcohol and Beverage Division at Neilsen, a leading global information company which provides market research, insights & data about what people watch & what people buy. While there, he collected data from retailers and consumers for wine industry clients to provide insights to their marketers and sales teams.
What does the winery of the future look like? How do you market and brand your wine to differentiate it from the thousands of other competitors on the market? What cutting edge industry research is available to help you guide your wine business decisions? These are just a few of the questions discussed by participants of the 14th Annual UC Davis Wine Executive Program.
Over the course of the four-day program, we covered a lot of ground.
You know that wine packaging is a strategic decision. The people who buy your wine are investing in a promise created by the packaging, closure, label and distribution channel you chose. But recently, there is a lot of talk in the industry about bags and boxes and kegs, sustainability and carbon footprint, closures…and you may start to wonder what the consumer research really means and what industry insiders really think.
When a sommelier – or your spouse or friend – ceremoniously pulls the cork on a bottle of wine, the aromas of flowers or fruit should fill the air. But sometimes the unmistakable funky reek of mold wafts out instead, the hallmark of a “corked” wine.
Jeremy Benson is the founder and president of Benson Marketing Group, the leading wine marketing agency in the U.S. He is a guest expert lecturer on marketing at the UC Davis Wine Executive Program. The program will be held in Davis from March 23-27, 2014, presented by the Graduate School of Management and the Department of Viticulture and Enology.
What keeps me up at night? How do we help our clients compete with 130,000 new wines that are sold each vintage in the U.S?
That is a daunting task. But I’m not going to try and tell you there is a panacea, or get preach-y about what you are not doing. We’ve all heard that speech.
I can only share with you some ideas that my team uses to address this challenge, whether marketing brands in the U.S. or France.
There are two important questions that we winery marketers can ask ourselves: how do we make our brands more different, and how do we integrate sales and marketing functions more effectively?
From November 1 to 3, 2013, the Global CEO Entrepreneur Agribusiness Symposium Program was launched in Shanghai. Hosted by the UC Davis Graduate School of Management and the CHIC Knowledge Center of Excellence (CKCE), the event was attended by over 80 food and agribusiness entrepreneurs.
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