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. Red Bull hosts or actively sponsors contests and showcases for athletes in surfing, snowboarding, skateboarding, bike riding, and free style motorcycle riding events. These events take place all over the world and can attract as many as 30 to 50 thousand spectators during the event. (Gschwandtner). This "pull" strategy (Lamb, Hair, McDaniel) makes customers attracted to the event, and the actual drink plays a more secondary role. Using different host cities allow the company to incorporate the local culture and natural resources to its benefits. In Germany, a downhill mountain bike even used an abandoned potash mine to serve as its course because of the different elements provided throughout the 2,100-foot track. (Gschwandtner) Brazil, as a second example, was the host for a B.A.S.E. jumping event that had spectators watching jumpers perform back-flips and other aerial acrobatics off of their famous "Christ the Redeemer" statue with a parachute, of course. (Gschwandtner) Othe... ... middle of paper ... ... conclusion, sponsoring or acting as the main host of these international events, Red Bull uses reminder advertising to keep the product fresh in the customers mind. (Lamb, Hair, McDaniel) Placing the product in any market they want to and providing slogans like "It Gives You Wings" differentiates its product from other competitors with a message of "revitalizing" your mind in addition to getting an energy jolt. Having well known athletes in events is beneficial to attracting consumers to the events, where they are given free samples. By pushing the status quo of sporting events and breaking world records, Red Bull has a message of increasing human capability while also honoring the environment. With its high market share in local and international markets, and its increasing growth, the company should keep investing in events and sponsorships to continue expanding.
Red Bull is an Austrian product in origin which was manufactured by Red Bull Gmnh in 1987. The market of Red Bull was increased and developed recently because of the increased amount of product sales in 2012 to reach 5.2 billion sold cans per year and increasing; thus, the management of the company concerns basically with the marketing and promotion as one of the strongest and powerful weapons that could be used by any successful corporation aiming to maintain this success for long time.
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.
The United States beer industry represents 233 million hectoliters of the world’s 1,501 million hectoliters and is a dynamic part of the United States national economy, contributing billions of dollars in wages and taxes. Within the U.S., the beer market accounts for nearly 50% of total volume of alcohol, with the import specialty and light beer segments driving growth.
The effectiveness of Red Bull’s marketing is that the company aligns itself where the marketing strategy is designed to reach large volume of customers. These marketing strategies include sponsoring programs, events, as well as individual sponsorship of athletes. “Today, special Red Bull events take place in Australia, Asia, Africa, North America, and South America, Russia and all over Europe. The pre-event parties include professional DJs, appetizers, photogenic women and plenty of Red Bull. Some events, like Red Bull’s Flugtag, draw crowds of 50,000 people or more,” (Gschwandtner,
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.
Since inception, the company has always embraced aggressive promotions and marketing campaigns that have enabled the company to remain competitive in its energy drink industry. The company targets active males in the age bracket 18-35 years according to O’Brien (2012) as its target market. Over time, the company has developed various slogans to market their products though their logo has remained unchanged. The most famous slogan “Red Bull gives you wings” has been used to market the Red Bull brand in various English and German speaking countries over the last decade.
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.
We have heard a very common slogan named as “RedBulls Gives You Wings”. It is the very popular television advertisement of RedBulls energy drink with many advertisement prints and different characters. We have seen the advertisement in which a bird pisses on a man and after that man took out a RedBull energy drink from his pocket and after drinking it, he got wings and he flew overthe bird and unbuttoned his pants and immediately camera shifted tothe bird and it is screaming and shocked to look at it. That advertisement overs there with RedBull can and its slogan.("Red Bull Gives You Wings 2000.”)Now people keep on thinking what will man do and main comment is he will piss back on the bird, but the main motive of advertisement is to show that you gain energy to such extend that you feel you havewings.
Red Bull was created more than three decades ago. The founder, Dietrich Mateschitz, came up with the idea for Red Bull while touring Thailand. He took note of a Thai energy drink called Krating Daeng (or “red bull”) that had become a popular pick-me-up, especially amongst blue-collar workers. Believing that this would be a popular drink in Europe, he made a deal with the owners of Krating Daeng that gave him the international rights to the drink in exchange for a 51 percent share in his Red Bull Company (Peter, 2013). By 2004 Red Bull was an undeniable success with sales reaching 1.9 billion cans in 120 different countries.
During the 1990s, PepsiCo launched new products and engineered a global re-branding campaign in an effort to grow sales volume; reinvigorate their stagnant brand; and to close the increasingly large sales and market share gap between itself and its primary competitor, Coca-Cola. In 1993, Pepsi jump-started its marketing efforts by adding two brands to its portfolio: Crystal Pepsi and Pepsi Max. Crystal Pepsi, which was initially offered in the United States, failed to earn the company more than 2 percent volume share. Pepsi Max, which was launched in the United Kingdom, proved more successful, but because one of its primary ingredients was an artificial sweetener not yet approved by the Food and Drug Administration, it wasn't brought to market in the United States.
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.
Having the Olympics can bring sports fans together; football is a favorite in Brazil they know how to celebrate with each other. Especially having the 2016 Olympics motto being “Live your Passion” and the symbol being people holding hands, it has a lot of expression in it itself. I presume that they want people to understand the meaning of having sport lovers be passionate in the game and just experience it. They are setting up the Olympics with the right spirit, getting people excited for it. The logo and motto represent Brazil in the accurate way; they have a festive spirit in almost every celebratory occasion they