DOOH and Craft Beer Combine Powers


The growing popularity of craft breweries and their increasingly bizarre flavor combinations is no secret. Experimental beers with higher and higher alcohol content and the places where they are made have actually played a significant role in gentrifying seedy neighborhoods across the country and beyond, making strips of metropolitan and industrial America more economically viable by leaps and bounds. New Belgium Brewing, the veteran craft beer company enjoying its view from the proverbial ground floor, recently unveiled the Voodoo Ranger Imperial India Pale Ale, and wanted to make spontaneous Millennials embrace it with the help of digital signage.

According to the campaign’s statistical background research, 75 percent of modern, young bar goers do not decide on their drink order ahead of time. Gone are the days of being married to a single brand of watered-down American lager. That said, this Digital Out-of-Home (DOOH) campaign on Link NYC’s kiosks aimed to capitalize on the generation’s impulsiveness and adventurousness by using “reactive messaging,” and positioning the brand’s new rollout alongside seasonal events and other traditionally boozy occasions including March Madness, St. Patrick’s Day and April Fools

As the video below illustrates, this campaign to acquaint Millennials with the Voodoo Ranger Imperial IPA made clever and synergistic use of data including daily beer supply levels and availability from the New Belgium team, peak hour information from popular bars and venues and maps to the closest Big Apple watering hole offering up the new brew. There’s also the option of ordering from the Drizly app for a $5 delivery discount.

The Voodoo Ranger Imperial IPA turned out to be New Belgium’s number-one growth driver for March 2017 thanks in no small part to this collaborative campaign between Posterscope, Vizeum and Intersection’s LinkNYC kiosks.

“Super-targeted messaging is no longer just for the online space, now we get to play with that in the out-of-home experience as well,” said New Belgium Brewing’s Digital Manager Kevin Darst.

About Author

Jason Kushner is a videographer, editor, writer and filmmaker living in the Greater Atlanta Area. With an educational background combining film and journalism, Kushner has shot video and written for a myriad of publications and multimedia projects including Creative Loafing Tampa,, Starline Films and Digital Signage Connection. His 2009 documentary American Colonies: Collapse of the Bee became an Official Selection at 12 international film festivals, won Best Documentary at the 2009 Central Florida Film Festival and a John Muir Gold Award at the 2009 Yosemite Film Festival.  In 2015, he became Digital Media Editor for Digital Signage Expo, LightShow West and LED Specifier Summit and has since become Digital Content Manager for those shows’ parent company, Exponation.

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