Nine Ways to Make Your Sampling Strategy Sizzle - Event Marketer

Nine Ways to Make Your Sampling Strategy Sizzle

When it comes to marketing food and beverage products, experiential is quickly becoming the modern CPG brand’s bread and butter. There’s no better way to tout the unique flavor of a product, after all, than by letting consumers try it for themselves. From Scotch to flavor ice, brands are building innovative sampling experiences that give attendees a taste of both their products and their personality. Following are nine ways to cook up an effective sampling strategy.

  • Otter Pops Combines its Classic Flavor Ice Brand with the Modern Tiny House Trend

    Paying homage to its West Coast roots, the 47-year-old Otter Pops flavor ice brand, a Jel Sert Company product, has activated a beach bungalow-style tiny house sampling activation that is traversing Southern California through the summer season. The Otter Vibes Tour kicked off April 30 at the Walmart Supercenter Store in Lakewood, CA, and will...

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  • Wholly Guacamole’s Summer Sampling Tour Dips into a Fresh Target Audience

    MegaMex Foods’ Wholly Guacamole brand this summer hit the road on a sampling tour designed to highlight the versatility of its product and serve up brand engagements to entice a slightly older demographic. The tour, which kicked off in Chicago at Navy Pier on June 14 and wrapped in Seattle at Seattle Center on Aug....

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  • IZZE FUSIONS’ Flavorful Summer Tour Gives Teens a Taste of Augmented Reality

    IZZE FUSIONS, a new PepsiCo-owned beverage that hit retail shelves in March, has launched a summer sampling tour that gives teens a taste of AR as well as its “sorta juice, sorta soda, sorta sparkling water” fruit flavors.

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  • High Brew Samples its Cold Brew Analog-Style on a Vintage Coach Bus

    Kicking it old-school style, High Brew Cold Brew Coffee is taking a refurbished 1952 GMC coach bus across the country this summer to introduce and sample its ready-to-drink cold brew coffee to millennial consumers. The #HighBrewLiner will cover an estimated 16,000 miles over 22 weeks, stopping at various festivals, trade shows and grocery stores in...

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  • SPAM Sizzles with a Fair and Festival Tiny House Tour

    SPAM this summer is traveling to fairs and festivals with a Tiny House of Sizzle Tour that combines the sound, smell, taste and sizzle of SPAM frying in the pan with the tiny house trend that is popping up at event marketing activations. At its first stop, the 9th Avenue International Food Festival in New...

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  • NESTEA’s Tiny House: Iced Tea Sampling and ‘Living Simply’

    Summer is the perfect time to slow down, enjoy a cool, refreshing drink and to think about the simple life, which is what NESTEA on May 17 offered New Yorkers in Herald Square with its 200-square-foot tiny house.

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  • Photo Tour: Alcohol Sampling in The Glenlivet Dram Room

    To change the perception that Scotch is enjoyed most often in intimate settings and leather armchairs, The Glenlivet deployed its alcohol sampling pop-up Dram Room, designed to show consumers how the product is for all palates and all occasions. The multisensory experience is activating at food and wine festivals and Taste of the Nation events...

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  • Trolli Sweetens Spring Break on the Weirdly Slothsome Slurpee Truck Tour

    It doesn’t get much better than catching some rays on the beach, but “weirdly awesome” candy brand Trolli, from March 10-24, got spring breakers to swap sunbathing for sampling on its Weirdly Slothsome Slurpee Truck Tour. The multi-pronged activation strategy marked the launch of the brand’s Sour Brite Sloth gummies, along with the new Trolli-inspired...

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  • School Bus Food Truck Sampling Drives Enjoy Life Foods’ Allergy-Free Messaging

    Enjoy Life Foods, which makes allergy-friendly food products, conducted a study several years ago that found that consumers with food allergies or concerns about ingredients are 137 percent more likely to purchase products if they’ve sampled them first. It’s why the brand has embraced sampling tours and in March launched its latest one—a 28-week tour...

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