Introduction to Marketing Red Bull 1. The Product/ Competitors/Industry 1.1 Product Red Bull is a sweet, caffeinated drink aimed to give consumers the high energy kick. Available only in rather expensive 250ml cans, 350ml bottles, with 4 packs and only two ‘flavours’ (original or sugar-free). It contains caffeine, taurine, glucuronolactone, and B vitamins. Founded in 1984 by Austrian businessman Dietrich Mateschitz, Red Bull has become the worlds leading energy drink, a staple in many young, and active people’s lives. 1.2 Competitors Big global companies such as Coca Cola and Pepsi have introduced their own energy drink versions to their product base. Mother (by Coca Cola), Amp (Pepsi), V, Battery, 180, RedEye and Bennu being just some in the ever-growing energy drink market. Competition also presents itself in original sports drinks, such as Gatorade (Pepsi) and Powerade (Coca Cola). Furthermore, premixed alcoholic drinks like the Smirnoff range form part of the competition. 1.3 Industry Red Bull has becoming hugely successful and operates within the global soft drink marketplace. Within the soft drink industry its niche is the ‘energy drink’ market, of which Mateschitz was largely responsible for creating. Red Bull currently is the leading energy drink across the entire globe. It holds 70% of the market worldwide (Gschwandtner, 2004). Once the drink was passed by health ministries, Red Bull entered the Austrian market, soon thereafter then moved into Germany, United Kingdom and the USA by 1997. 2. Needs, Wants and Demands satisfied by Red Bull 2.1 Needs There are three basic human needs that Red Bull satisfies, physical, social and individual needs. ‘Human needs are states of felt deprivation… marketers do not invent these needs; they are a basic part of human makeup…People in industrial societies might try to find or develop objects that will satisfy their needs.’ (Kotler et al. 2006) Firstly, a physical need is when tired drivers are feeling the need to fall asleep due to fatigue; and this can compromise their safety. A driver needs to stay awake and alert when driving to avert danger and this need is satisfied by Red Bull. In fact it has become a ‘hot item amongst tired drivers stopping at gas stations.’ (Gscwandtner 2004). A social need for example is where ‘humans have a social need for belonging’ (Kotler. 2004) and this need is satisfied by belonging to a group. A group could be people with the same interests eg extreme sports. Red Bull associates itself with energy, danger and youth culture, and markets its product through its sponsorship of youth culture and extreme sports events.
Red Bull owner Dietrich Mateschitz commented, "The most dangerous thing for a brand is low interest." (Gschwandtner) Red Bull is currently available in over 165 countries, resulting in over 35 billion cans sold. (Red Bull) While many companies try to push their products on consumers, Mateschitz decided to take a more personal approach towards attracting consumers and influencing them to make his product stand out and become their first choice. Red Bull's owner states that most of its success came from bringing consumers to the product rather than the other way around. (Gschwandtner) With events in the industries of sport, music, art, technology and adventure, there is little the company does that is not interesting to just about everyone.
The energy drink over the years has been quite sustainable and really do not have any chances on taking a loss on revenue during anytime in the future. Companies like Red Bull, Monster, and Rock Star will always be in competition with one another. Some of the strengths of this industry is the status that all of the most prominent brands of energy drinks uphold to. They all use different branding and marketing techniques that distinctly separate them from each other. The energy drink industry has seen much growth over the last few years. While, they have seen much growth in their sales and gross profit this also contribute to the broad geographical presence they serve all around the world. Companies like Red Bull is currently being sold in about 167 countries and is still growing to expanding to a lot more (Red
After reading more about Red Bull, I began to notice their success as a company. Their strengths include their marketing and distribution power. Since the beginning, Red Bull has always paid close attention to their branding strategies. “The importance Red Bull gave to marketing was obvious from the fact that it spent over 30% of its annual turnover on marketing, while competitor’s only spent 10%” reported the Amity Research Center. Along with branding, differentiation was used with the can sleek style and creative logo. This was nothing like the world has ever seen, ultimately creating a unique brand for themselves.
After PDB acquired Crescent Pure in July of 2013, its management team was faced with a decision when discussing how the product was to be marketed -- some felt that the drink’s energizing ingredients would make it a better fit as an energy drink, while others felt that its hydrating elements would make it a better fit as a sports drink (Quelch, Zalsoh 2014). Crescent Pure was founded in 2008, as founder Peter Hooper wanted “a drink that would refresh, energize and enhance mental focus” (pg 2). However, Crescent Pure will be PDB’s first entry in the U.S., sports and/or energy beverage markets; therefore, in discussing the
An interview held on April 10, 2013 with a customer who is not a fan of energy drinks described the logo as being clever in design and the overall appearance as colourful. Interviewee also stated that the oval appearance of the can design with graphics is very creative, appealing to the m...
The Atlanta, Georgia USA-based beverage company chose the annual Consumer Analyst Group of New York conference in the Big Apple last Friday (February 22) to introduce the attractive, new 250-ml soda bottles, which come in red, black and silver aluminum. Thus far, the beverage company is offering its regular Coke, Diet Coke and Coke Zero varieties in the red (pictured at left), black and silver aluminum bottles.
For Red Bull, competition in the energy drink industry is minimal. Red Bull competes with brands such as Monster, Rockstar, NOS and Amp. Among these brands, Red bull comes out to be the industry leader, with a market share of 43%. (Time 2015) Following behind the popular brand, is Monster, which is Red Bull’s largest competitor. This brand, who now has a long term partnership with Coca-Cola, (Time 2014) has a 39% market share (Time 2015) Other less popular brands fall in with lesser market share success. Rockstar is another competitive brand that markets to a similar target market. They enjoy only 10% of the market share (Time 2015) Red Bull also faces Nos, a brand owed by Coca-Cola. The product is named after nitrous oxide. NOS’ market share
Red Bull is an energy drink that doesn't do well in taste tests. Some say it's too sweet. Others just shake their heads, saying, "No." Its contents are not patented, and all the ingredients are listed on the outside of the slim silver can. Yet Red Bull has a 70 to 90 percent market share in over 100 countries worldwide. During the past 15 years, the drink has been copied by more than 100 competitors, but such companies as Coca-Cola and Anheuser-Busch have been unable to take market share away from Red Bull.
Red Bull is an energy drink manufactured, distributed, and marketed by Red Bull GmbH, which is a company in Austria. The company was established in 1987 in Austria and hit the global markets in 1996. Red Bull is the most popular energy drink across the world selling an estimated 5.2billion cans in 2012 as reported by Symphony IRI. The company commands a 50% and 46% market share of energy drink industry in Canada and United States respectively. The brand is also marketed in Europe, Asia and has recently ventured the African market with the establishment of a distribution depot in South Africa. Further, the company generated approximately $400 million in sales in America and Canada alone in 2012.
Carbonated soft drinks lead the Soft drink market. In the U.S. the industry is majorly dominated by two companies i.e. Pepsi and Coca-Cola, whereby they dominate about 70% of the carbonated soft drinks market share. It is a high competitive market between these two giants who fight on who will have the majority of the market. Soft drinks have monopolized the industry year after year with their market dominance. The industry has massive economies of scale, large bottling and distribution networks.
A product placement that did not fit the audience in the film is the Red Bull found next to the coffee maker on the storage. Actor Taron Egerton bumped into the pack of Red Bulls strangely placed next to a box of electronics such as coffee maker, food processor, and blender still placed firmly in the box. The energy drink is given an unusual focus point in the film. Red Bull only directs to individuals who drinks energy drinks, but since it has a high tendency for health issues many would not notice the brand in the particular part in the
The beverage industry is highly competitive and presents many alternative products to satisfy a need from within. The principal areas of competition are in pricing, packaging, product innovation, the development of new products and flavours as well as promotional and marketing strategies. Companies can be grouped into two categories: global operations such as PepsiCo, Coca-Cola Company, Monster Beverage Corp. and Red Bull and regional operations such as Ro...
Beverages are divided into diet category, 100% fruit juices, fruit drinks, water, energy drinks, tea and coffee etc. Coca-Cola is the leading provider of soft drinks in the world. It not only has the No. 1 selling soda with regular Coke, but its Diet Coke brand outpaced Pepsi for second billing. Within the pop category, Coca-Cola has a number of brand variants, including Dr Pepper and Sprite. The company also produces fruit juices and sports drinks. Emphasis on the soft drink industry, though, has contributed to Coca-Cola 's ability to distinguish itself as a quality provide. Coca cola has its market presence around 200 countries. Every year, The Coca-Cola Company launches hundreds of new products to meet the ever-changing tastes of consumers around the world. In 2014 alone, the company launched more than 450 new products. These recently launched beverages cover a wide selection of categories, including sparkling (Sprite Cranberry, a seasonal drink sold in North America), ready-to-drink coffee (a new offering from the popular Japanese brand Georgia), juice drinks (del Valle Peach Nectar from Brazil and Minute Maid Pulpy Pear from China), enhanced water (Aquarius Delight from Argentina) and a new beverage made from organic fruit (ViO Bio Limo from