Too many brands are becoming comfortable with their traditional sampling efforts. Notable examples are tap take overs or sending in models to purchase a round of beers at a tavern. On paper these might produce some great one on one interactions, but yet the consumer is passive and has no skin in the game.
Sol beer in the UK found that consumers were willing to give something up and be part of the entire sampling program. As the video will show below, a neck tie recycling receptacle was placed next to the common paper and can bins. Consumers who were willing to part with their ties were rewarded with a free beer at a pub in close proximity. “Loose the tie, gain some Free Spirit” was the clear message. Next level samplings will have the consumers start the dialogue and leave them with a memorable experience to share. #SolTies