THROW A LARGE NET, OR USE THE RIGHT BAIT?
When we built the Barefoot Wine brand, people used to ask us why we didn’t use television commercials and radio ads to get the word out. Aside from the fact that we couldn’t afford that kind of advertising, it really wouldn’t work for a startup CPG in the retail...read more
SUCCESS OR CHALLENGE?
Having actually built a national bestselling brand, we know from painful personal experience what it really takes to get your product on the shelf and, more importantly, keep it there. We didn’t just study the subject, come up with a new word, or debate what works in...read more
IS IT THEN ALREADY?
As retail store customers, we are all used to seeing the decorations and advertising materials in the retail stores changing with the holidays and the seasons. But as CPG branded product producers ourselves, we were surprised at how much effort and forethought...read more
IT TAKES PULL!
Organic growth requires a demand for your products that pulls them through the distribution system. Inorganic growth is fundamentally trying to push your products through the system. Organic growth takes place primarily as a result of word-of-mouth, quality, value,...read more
THE WHOLE NINE YARDS!
People often ask us, “What was the one thing that made Barefoot Wine successful?” Our answer, “It was multifaceted!” Sorry, it’s usually not just “the one thing” that makes any CPG brand successful. However, we guess if you really want to boil it down to just the one...read more
WHO ARE THOSE GUYS?
What is an identity? Simply put, it’s how people know you. Sure, they recognize you by your appearance, but they also attribute certain characteristics and behaviors to you as well. Your history, reputation, and goals also influence your identity. Corporate identity...read more
THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX
Do you feel like you are drowning in a sea of containers? You are! Most consumer products must be contained in some kind of packaging. Consumer products are, well, consumed on a daily basis, and all those packages add up. Most of them are single use. They must contain...read more
HOW HARD COULD IT BE? HOW LONG COULD IT TAKE?
Because of our success building the Barefoot Wine brand, we are often asked how to build a consumer brand. Brand building is a multifaceted and concerted effort to create recognition and demand for a product with your name and logo on the label. You must embark upon a...read more