Bear Flag Social Media
Bear Flag, an E & J Gallo brand, is an up-and-coming wine producer in Modesto, California. Distinguished by its innovative winemaking techniques and distinctive gold-emblazoned bottles, the company prides itself on bold and rebellious red wines.
As a fresh face amongst established wine brands, Bear Flag struggled to pinpoint where they fit within a competitive market. They needed to identify their core audiences and make a strong connection with them online to increase engagement in both the digital and real world.
Social Strategy, Copywriting, Design, Photography & Video Production, Analytics, Content Strategy
Food & Beverage
Social media is one of the most popular tools new audiences use to familiarize themselves with a brand. By scrolling through their social feeds, individuals can quickly discover new brands to admire and products to try.
As an upstart brand without a large following, Bear Flag naturally wanted to reach new audiences via social. But how could they do so without coming across as salesy or inauthentic?
Once a creative strategy was solidified, we turned our attention to the social media campaign. We wanted consumers to experience authenticity, connection and passion in relation to the brand, but could also sense that Bear Flag was still navigating its identity.
So we explored three different campaign ideas that captured Bear Flag’s spirit of rebellion.
To root our campaign ideas in data, we ran A/B tests on different “reasons to believe” to confirm which campaign would resonate the strongest.
During this time, COVID-19 inconveniently upended the world (and our soon-to-launch social campaign). The altered political and socio-economic atmosphere led us to craft a campaign strategy that departed from outright rebellion but still embodied the authentic and inspiring essence of the brand. “Uncork the Unconventional” emerged.