Brand guardians can benefit from developing an in-depth understanding of the reasons for the success or failure of new product launches or marketing campaigns. Carlsberg Citrus aligns with trends towards moderate drinking, marketing efforts aimed at female drinkers, a focus on refreshment and drinkability, and a general willingness among drinkers to embrace new tastes.
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- Why is Carlsberg Citrus considered a compelling case?
- What consumer insights underpin the brand's success?
- What can I learn from Carlsberg's approach to portfolio management?
- Which consumer trends has the brewer capitalized on?
The launch of Citrus saw Carlsberg join Molson Coors and Heineken in igniting a new sub-segment of lager growth in the UK.
Light-hearted and memorable ads showcased Citrus's refreshing qualities, and its presence within the Carlsberg brand stable. The familiar embossed bottle also works well because it remains true to the parent brand.