Alcohol Marketing During COV-19 – BDMA Webinar Archive

On April 7, 2020, BTI Director Jerald O’Kennard, Jordan Friedman from Bond Moroch and Michon Ellis from Clout discussed tactics and recommendations for beverage alcohol brands looking to make an impact during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Interview With Drizly’s Liz Paquette – BDMA Webinar Archive

On April 30, 2020, BTI Director Jerald O'Kennard, Bond Moroch's Jordan Friedman, and Clout's Michon Ellis interviewed Liz Paquette, Director of Brand at Drizly, about her insights on customers, tactic...

Capturing the Enlightened Consumer: Conscious Brand Definition with Uncle Nearest’s Fawn Weaver and Chris Benziger of Benziger Family Winery

With a beverage market that is growing at an exponential rate, it is becoming increasingly difficult for any brand to stand out from its competition. This is especially challenging as consumers and be...

Behind the Scenes of BTI’s 2020 Rum Review

Check out the Q&A on Zavvy where BTI director, Jerald O'Kennard shares a behind the scenes look at the 2020 Rum review with American Rum Report....

Six Steps to Sales Through The “Buy It Now” Button on Your Tastings.com Review Page

Take Advantage of the 291% Increase in E-commerce Liquor Sales According to Nielsen, e-commerce sales of alcohol have skyrocketed 291% compared to pre-COVID-19 periods. Based on Tastings.com's sear...

Thriving in the Era of COVID-19

Beverage brands are scrambling to figure out how to keep their businesses moving forward in a time of shuttered restaurants and bars, shelter-in-place orders, and the economic uncertainties that are c...

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