Celebrities are the tastemakers that drive brand awareness and usage. Celebrities drive the direction of trends. For example there has been a huge resurgence in the Pabst Blue Ribbon brand. They are the second fastest growing beer in the US and they have not spent a dime on advertising. How did they resurrect this brand without spending a fortune on re-branding efforts? Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer has risen to the top through celebrities using the brand. Rock musician “Kid Rock” was seen wearing a PBR belt buckle and T-shirt and from there it’s history. Here are 7 solid ways you can build your brand through celebrity and tastemaker usage without breaking the bank.
Thom King is the president of Multimediary Entertainment Marketing. Multimediary builds brands through making them part of the entertainment experience. Visit the web site at http://www.multimediary.com.
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Article Submitted On: November 19, 2004
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