Buzz to Bubble

The wine industry is abuzz about “web 2.0” marketing, also known as “social networking” or “social network marketing”, as the latest trend in marketing wine. Web 2.0 encompasses “technology and web design that aim to enhance creativity, communications, secure information sharing, collaboration and functionality of the web” according to Wikipedia. Web 2.0 provides some valuable tools, and makes marketing for wineries easier because of it, especially for smaller wineries. The basics of marketing still remain the same: creating a robust, interesting brand identity; finding an audience of loyal and potential customers; and building relationships with customers through communicating that brand identity creatively and succinctly.

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