You are going to see a lot of media over the next few days about John Cleese, Canadian Club and beer fairies. It’s the latest stage in a very large campaign by the drinks maker Beam to position Canadian Club as the alternative to beer. It says something fairly powerful about the plummeting perception… Read more →
Big breweries routinely talk of their “portfolio of brands” rather than their product, or even beer. Australian Brews News editor Matt Kirkegaard wonders whether, for the tens of millions that they spend each year on creating and presenting their brand images, what sort of custodians are they for the brand image of beer itself?