STUDY USA: WHICH BEER BRANDS WON WITH MUSIC IN 2022?12. 3. 2023
As Songtradr points out, Heineken’s video ad strategy included re-recordings of recognizable songs, allowing it to resonate with a larger audience and see the highest consumer engagement in the category. Doing so was a smart differentiator in an industry that can approach advertising pretty similarly.
Success with music is not just about creating an idea of sonic likeability either. Songtradr cites research from Les Binet that using music can increase an ad campaign’s effectiveness by 20-25%. Since Guinness used more stock music and voiceovers, it didn’t fare as well as its peers who may have utilized more recognizable (and thus, more effective) tracks.
Importantly, Songtradr’s research shows (in the graph below), that thoughtful, consistent music placement in branding and advertising content accounted for over 33% of overall business performance for beer brands in the U.S. in 2022. Heineken was able to exceed the norm by way of both music and business performance, while Corona was one of the only other beer brands to find a good mix.
Data like this works beyond beer too, of course. And with so many distractions for anyone watching an ad today, music could wind up growing as a differentiator and recipe for success in the fight for consumer attention.
Check out more on the topic in Songtradr Music of Beer.