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Making a Splash: Rich Media Strategies for CPG & Alcohol Brands For The Summer

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As the days grow longer and temperatures rise, brands across the spectrum gear up for one of the most significant advertising seasons of the year: Memorial Day and the summertime. For consumer packaged goods (CPG) and alcohol brands, this period presents a prime opportunity to engage with consumers in meaningful ways, leveraging rich media to capture attention and drive sales. Keep reading to explore how CPG and alcohol brands can harness the power of rich media advertising, along with audience and contextual targeting, to make the most of this vibrant season.

Fun fact: Almost half of Americans planned to purchase alcohol for Memorial Day celebrations in 2023.

The Power of Rich Media
Rich media advertising offers an immersive and interactive experience that goes beyond traditional static ads. From captivating videos and dynamic animations to interactive games and augmented reality (AR) experiences, rich media grabs attention and creates memorable brand engagements. For CPG and alcohol brands, this means the ability to showcase products in action, share recipes and usage tips, and evoke the emotions associated with summertime gatherings and celebrations.

Did you know? According to NielsenIQ, a whopping $29 billion was spent on total alcohol during Summer 2022.

Craft Compelling Creative
When it comes to advertising CPG & alcohol products, the key lies in compelling content. Brands can harness the power of rich media to weave narratives that deeply resonate with their target audience. For CPG brands, this entails crafting captivating videos showcasing refreshing beverages, effortless BBQ recipes, and delightful snacks perfect for all your summer escapades. Meanwhile, alcohol brands can spotlight enticing cocktail recipes, outdoor party must-haves, and responsible consumption tips.

Integrating PadSquad's AdCommerce™ solutions elevates this advertising strategy to new heights. PadSquad's comprehensive shoppable advertising solution features dynamic hot-spot and add-to-cart technology, seamlessly complemented by robust sales measurement tools. With PadSquad, advertisers can effortlessly engage and convert shoppers, making their campaigns more impactful than ever before.

Research from Echelon Insights shows that when exposed to consumers, rich media provides a staggering 27pt lift in purchase consideration for CPG brands.



Audience Targeting
Understanding the target audience is crucial for effective advertising. With the help of data analytics and advanced targeting tools, brands can identify and reach consumers who are most likely to engage with their products. For holiday and summertime campaigns, audience targeting can be based on factors such as demographic information, location, interests, and purchase behavior. By delivering tailored content to specific audience segments, brands can maximize the impact of their advertising efforts.

Contextual Targeting
In addition to targeting specific audience segments, brands can also leverage contextual targeting to align their ads with relevant content and themes. Contextual targeting can involve placing ads on websites, social media platforms, and mobile apps that focus on topics such as outdoor activities, grilling, travel, and entertainment. By appearing alongside content that resonates with consumers' summertime aspirations and interests, brands can enhance the relevance and effectiveness of their ads.

Get Personal
PadSquad's innovative approach to advertising transforms the game with Dynamic Creative Optimization (DCO), seamlessly integrating personalized messaging to captivate audiences. Leveraging DCO, PadSquad crafts ads tailored to each user, dynamically adjusting content based on factors like local weather forecasts (seen below), the day of the week, and time of day. This personalized touch can help CPG and alcohol brands establish a deeper connection with their target audience, enhancing engagement and driving impactful interactions.


Memorial Day and the upcoming summer months present a golden opportunity for CPG and alcohol brands to connect with consumers and drive sales. By harnessing the power of rich media advertising and leveraging audience and contextual targeting, brands can create compelling content that resonates with their target audience and enhances brand awareness and loyalty. As consumers gear up for outdoor adventures, backyard BBQs, and long-awaited gatherings with friends and family, now is the time for brands to make a splash with creative and impactful advertising campaigns.

Looking to shake things up with your CPG or alcohol advertising this summer? Reach out to us and let's create waves!

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