Marketing Lessons From One of Ireland’s Most Iconic Brands
Posted on 03/17/2014
When people think about Ireland, the Guinness Storehouse is often the first thing that comes to mind. But that hasn’t always been the case. In fact, the Guinness Storehouse didn’t even exist 15 years ago. So how did Guinness develop the number one tourist attraction in Ireland and reinvigorate its brand? By carefully examining its marketing and crafting a well thought-out branded space.
Grainne Wafer, one of the senior global marketers on the Guinness brand, explained, "The Storehouse is a fantastic way for people to experience and engage with the Guinness brand. But what we are really trying to do...is make it as rewarding, enjoyable, engaging and as participative as possible. That’s true with everything we try to do on the Guinness brand in terms of marketing.”
So whether you’re a large organization with an interesting history or a small startup, these lessons from Guinness can apply to your marketing:
Focus on interaction.
Tell a story.
Know your audience.
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