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    • 1. Social Media MarketingIn the Wine Industry
      • What is Social Media?
      • 2. Why it is important in the Marketing and Branding of our wine labels?
      • 3. Quintessential’s Goals and Plan for Social Media
      Twitter / Word Press Blog / Yelp / Facebook / YouTube
    • 4. What is Social Media
      Technically Social Media = A category of sites that is based on user participation and user-generated content. They include social networking sites like LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, social bookmarking sites like, blogs, Youtube, social news sites like Digg or Reddit, and other sites that are centered on user interaction.
      REALITY = It’s the new water cooler, gossip machine, cocktail hour socializing scene being conducted from office cubicles, park benches, kitchen tables, beds anywhere people have access to the internet. = > Instantly!
      Sometimes in the very place of business they are blogging, tweeting or Facebooking!
    • 5. Why do we care?
      We need to take the lead, monitor and be in control of what is being said about our brands.
      Find out what people are saying and engage, respond & create.
      And most Critical – Protecting our Reputation!
    • 6. “You can’t take something off the Internet. That’s like trying to take pee out of a swimming pool.”
      - Joe Rogan’s character on Newsradio
      Courtesy: Mike Corak
    • 7. Different types of Social Mediafor different reasons
      Quintessential’s WebsiteA central location for our consumers, press, distributor partners to find information about us. But it is not “social” on it’s own. Needs to be connected to social outposts such as……
      FacebookA forum for our consumers to interact with us as a company. Invite to events, share experiences.
      TwitterInstant information to consumers. Invite to Events. Make Announcements. Drive Consumers, Critics & Distributors to Website & Facebook to interact.
      YouTubeVideo of Wine Process, Wine tasting Events, Educational Seminars.
    • 8. Traditional Marketing Mix
      Courtesy: Mike Corak
    • 9. Enter Social Media
      Courtesy: Mike Corak
    • 10. Integrating Social Media
      Attracting New Fans & Followers
      Courtesy: Mike Corak
    • 11. Integrating Social Media
      Encouraging those people to engage and/or buy
      Courtesy: Mike Corak
    • 12. Integrating Social Media
      Retaining previous customers or brand advocates
      Courtesy: Mike Corak
    • 13. WARNING: Boring Slides Coming
    • 14. People on Facebook
      More than 400 million active users
      50% of our active users log on to Facebook in any given day
      Average user has 130 friends
      People spend over 500 billion minutes per month on Facebook
      Activity on Facebook
      There are over 160 million objects that people interact with (pages, groups and events)
      Average user is connected to 60 pages, groups and events
      Average user creates 70 pieces of content each month
      More than 25 billion pieces of content (web links, news stories, blog posts, notes, photo albums, etc.) shared each month.
      Stagering Statistics
      Statistics provided by
    • 15. About Facebook
      Communicate with Customers
      Share & Elicit Content
      Gain Key Insights
      Courtesy: Mike Corak
    • 16. Numbers – “It’s all about them”
      MASHABLE - July 7 - Young women are becoming more and more dependent on social media and checking on their social networks, according to a new study released by Oxygen Media and Lightspeed Research. One-third of women aged 18-34 check Facebook when they first wake up, even before they get to the bathroom. 21% of women age 18-34 check Facebook in the middle of the night.
      INFORMATION WEEK - June 28 - Two-thirds of Americans now use Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, and other social media sites, up about 230% from the 20% penetration in 2007, and 43% are visiting these sites more than once a day. Multiple visits are up 28% compared with last year, the Simmons New Media study determined. "The rise of social networking tracks closely with that of Facebook. As of April 26, 2010, 46% of the U.S. online adult population reported having visited Facebook in the past 30 days".
      Social networking sites' impact on business is growing. This year, 68% have become a fan or friend of a product, service, company, or group on a social networking site, compared with 57% last year, the study said.
      Social networks are not only for the young: While almost 90% of connected 18 to 34-year-olds visit these sites today, 41% of online adults aged 50-plus make monthly visits to social networks, the study said.
      30 Billion Videos Watched Online In April, 2010
      => Data from
    • 17. People are talking...
      We want them talking about our brands!
      And continuing to talk and communicate to us their wants and needs. Building a relationship with our brands to both promote them, handle customer service issues, and stay preventive of possible negative comments.
    • 18. Goals for using Social Media for our Wineries
      Increased brand awareness
      More wine sales
      Improving customer loyalty
      Educating your distributors, retailers, and Consumers
      Reputation Management – CRITICAL!
      But remember Social Media does not immediately produce quantifiable results. This is a slow process. Most success will be untrackable.
    • 19. Why Social Media is Important in building a Wine Brand/Label
      In Our Control: Issue Press Releases and Points and Ratings.
      Within our Influence: Passing on information from Consumers/Ratings/Wineries
      In Our Control: Announcing Events and Tastings. Plus Discussing Outcome.
      Within our Influence: Monitor what consumers are saying. Positive & Negative
      In Our Control: New Placements and New Customers.
      Within our Influence: Respond to Positive & Negative Comments
      In Our Control
      Educational Content on our products & families.
      Out of our Control: Some sites do not allow responses/some consumers don’t believe responses.
      Out of Our Control: Content we don’t see.
    • 20. WHO?
      Demographics is about who is your audience.
      What are they saying about our brands?
      Technographics is about how they use social media.
    • 21. Who? Groups of SM’s
      In Order of Our Focus:
      Critics – comments on blogs, rates products and services and posts reviews on sites like Epinions, Yelp and Amazon.
      Joiners – actively uses social networking sites like LinkedIn, Facebook, MySpace and Plaxo.
      Creators – generate content, publish blogs and web pages and upload photos, podcasts and videos to sites such as Flickr and YouTube.
      Collectors – uses RSS feeds, bookmarks pages to services such as Digg, Delicious or Reddit.
      Spectators – read blogs and reviews, look at photos, watch creator’s videos and listen to podcasts.
      Inactives – do none of the above activities or do any of them less than once a month.
    • 22. The New Way:
      Use Human Engagement and Dialog to Drive Preference and Loyalty
      The Old Way:
      Use Targeting and Interruption to Convince
      Courtesy: Mike Corak
    • 23. Consumers are making decisions through Social Media
      Instantaneous Decision Making
      Buying Products
      Going to Events
      Planning their Vacations/Partiers/Events.
      Businesses are Influencing Consumers with
      Code words
    • 24. Social Media & Events
      “TerrapuraCarmenere converted me to a Chilean Wine Lover!” ~ Kevin @ Best of the Fest.
      WineStyles Parkwest – Peoria AZ – Large turn out Saturday Wine Tasting – come on down till 6pm – Mention this tweet for FREE Tasting!
      “Most Bottles Sold – Figuero 4 month”
      Consumer’s Pick Tasting @ Uncorked – Scottsdale AZ
    • 25. Virtual Communications & Real Live Events
      Tweep Virtual Tastings
      Friday July 16th 6pm
      Open a bottle of Pinot Noir and Tweet About it!
      Crush with Valentin Bianchi
      Live Feed from Argentina with Robert Pepi Jr.
      FB Fan Wine Dinner@DC Ranch, Scottsdale Featuring Kim LongbottomOwner Henry’s Drive Vigneron’s ~ Padthaway Australia
      October 3, 2010 – Fan’s get $10 off!
      New Age Recipe Contest
      Twitter us your favorite New Age Cocktail Recipe and win a New Age Tweep Gift Basket! Last day to enter is today!
    • 26. Driving Consumer to:
      Our Customers – Shop’s & Restaurants
      Positive Critic Statements
      But becareful don’t just talk – listen – ask – engage with your consumers.
      Social Media & Advertising
    • 27. RnRScottsdale ~ on Twitter
      It is HOT outside... so come on by and enjoy a cold drink and a meal tonight at RnR! Come in with the CODEWORD... => Link to Facebook page.
    • 28. Next Step
    • 29. A Successful Social Media Program:
      Uses Humanization and Approachability to Create Kinship and Brand Preference
      Courtesy: Mike Corak
    • 30. Consistency - CRITICAL
      • Consistently Deliver
      • 31. Especially when things get hectic. Interaction with your followers is critical.
      • 32. Set Up Social Media on Cell Phone
      • 33. Hootsuite – Set up advance tweets
      • 34. Follow @QuintWines & Wineries and retweet.
      • 35. At Tastings – Send Pictures / Consumer Comments
      • 36. Consistency in our Statement
      • 37. Quintessential & Our Wineries must agree one word or a succinct statement.
      • 38. Represent our wines the same way.
      • 39. If everyone is saying something different, our brand power is diminished.
    • Social Media Isn’t a Conversation. It’s Where the Conversation Takes Place.
      Courtesy: Mike Corak
    • 40. Combining Talents
    • 41. Credit :
      Courtesy: Mike Corak
    • 42. Harvest time offers lots of opportunities for interaction with your followers.
      Integrate our wineries and winemakers/growers.
      This is the type of information consumers are looking for. Direct contact – “being in the know” with the wineries.
      Twitter pictures and info are a welcome break to followers – direct link to “winemakers” is something we can hype and market to get more followers.
      Inside information – new releases and special info about Vineyards
      YouTube videos of crush, Wine Dinners, Educational Conversations about the region, the wines, the families.
      Involving Wineries/Winemakers
    • 43. Open a Twitter Account – follow #QuintWines and other Quintessential Wine Tweeps.
      Utilize the Key Words – Brand Names – Refer to Website and Fan Page.
      Utilize your Phone applications.
      Become a Fan on Facebook of Quintessential Wines.
      “Suggest” Friends to become Fans.
      Update with Events / News
      Have FUN!
      Social media is a dialogue, not a monologue. It’s this ability to have a conversation with your customers, friends and followers that has changed how we communicate and do business.
      Follow the Plan / Do I have Time?It’s Easier than you think -