THE WINE THAT SOLD BEER by Colenso BBDO Auckland for DB Export

Adsarchive » DM » DB Export » THE WINE THAT SOLD BEER

THE WINE THAT SOLD BEER

Pin to Collection
Add a note
Industry Beers and Ciders
Media Direct marketing
Market New Zealand
Agency Colenso BBDO Auckland
Art Director James Tucker
Copywriter Simon Vicars
Designer Kate Slavin
Photographer Alistair Guthrie
Released June 2012

Awards

Cannes Lions 2012
Direct Lions Fast Moving Consumer Goods Bronze

Credits & Description

Type of entry: Product & Service
Category: Fast Moving Consumer Goods
Advertiser: DB BREWERIES
Product/Service: EXPORT DRY
Agency: COLENSO BBDO Auckland, NEW ZEALAND
Advertiser DB BREWERIES
Product EXPORT DRY
Entrant COLENSO BBDO Auckland, NEW ZEALAND
Type of Entry: Product & Service
Category: Fast Moving Consumer Goods
Title: THE WINE THAT SOLD BEER
Advertiser/Client: DB BREWERIES
Product/Service: EXPORT DRY
Entrant Company: COLENSO BBDO Auckland, NEW ZEALAND
DM/Advertising Agency: COLENSO BBDO Auckland, NEW ZEALAND

Creative Chairman: Nick Worthington (Colenso BBDO)
Creative Director/Copywriter: Levi Slavin (Colenso BBDO)
Art Director: James Tucker (Colenso BBDO)
Copywriter: Simon Vicars (Colenso BBDO)
Senior Account Director: Tim Ellis (Colenso BBDO)
Senior Account Manager: Stefanie Robertson (Colenso BBDO)
Designer: Kate Slavin (Colenso BBDO)
Planning Director: James Hurman (Colenso BBDO)
Planner: Hayley Pardoe (Colenso BBDO)
Agency Producer: Sheriden Derby (Colenso BBDO)
Photographer: Alistair Guthrie (Snapper)
Photographer's Producer: Sarah Hough (Snapper)
Account Manager: Patrick Rowley (Colenso BBDO)
Retoucher: Tias Somers (Colenso BBDO)

Describe the brief from the client
Export Dry was New Zealand’s first premium Dry beer. But over the past decade the premium beer category has exploded, pushing the once popular Export Dry into obscurity. We needed to turn Export Dry’s fortunes around and reposition it as a credible premium beer. Research showed that our target market didn’t like wine, but occasionally drank it because of societal pressures, e.g. at weddings, work functions, dinner parties etc. Even premium beers struggle to make it to the dinner table. So we positioned Export Dry as the premium beer that saves men from wine, a beer fit for any occasion.



Creative Execution


Everywhere wine was, we were there to convince men to get an Export Dry instead. By creating the ‘You Don’t Have To Do This’ wine bottles we were able to talk to our target market at the crucial moment of purchase. The bottles were displayed in-store side-by-side with Export Dry, making it even easier for men to grab a box and redeem the discount. Point of sale advertised the wine, while an EDM drove consumers in store to find it. In essence we created a product that encouraged customers not to buy it. A wine that endorsed buying beer instead.




Describe the creative solution to the brief/objective.



We created a wine called, 'You Don’t Have To Do This'. When guys browsing for wine picked up a bottle and read the back, they were told they were making a mistake. That they shouldn’t buy wine, but Export Dry instead, as beer was what they wanted. By scanning the bottle at the counter they instantly received $5 off a box of Export Dry. The wine bottle was then put back on display, effectively becoming a perpetual in-store voucher. Our desired outcome was a significant lift in sales of Export Dry in stores where the wine bottles were displayed.




Describe the results in as much detail as possible.



The ‘You Don’t Have To Do This’ wine bottles lead to an in-store sales increase of 350% in a single week. The major New Zealand wine retailer where the bottles were stocked recorded their best sales of Export Dry ever.